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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2000
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521453417

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  • The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany presents a richly illustrated, integrated, chronological account of German history from Charlemagne to the modern era. Written in a lively, accessible manner for a general audience by a leading academic expert, this book is unique in its authority, approach and scope. Martin Kitchen focuses particularly on the German people - their culture and society. In this way he illuminates and puts into perspective the country's political history, from its origins as a collection of small, German-speaking states to its present-day status as a major European and world power. In special illustrated boxes and panels throughout the book, he reveals the great cultural and intellectual contribution Germans have made to the world through the works of figures such as Martin Luther, Bach, Kant, Wagner, and Gropius.

    • Splendidly illustrated throughout with colour pictures and maps
    • Written by one of the leading experts on German history
    • Includes special panel features on important people, places and events
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    'A splendidly written narrative, this glossy volume can attract the attention of new students and veteran scholars of the wild ups and downs of German history. With such breadth combined with depth in the crucial periods, Kitchen offers libraries an excellent resource.' Booklist

    'Martin Kitchen provides an insightful overview that is lavishly illustrated with maps, portraits and photographs … this is a welcome addition to the Cambridge history series.' Toronto Globe and Mail

    'The book is lavishly illustrated with full-color prints, maps, and period photographs. An extensive reading list for each chapter is included.' School Library Journal

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    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521453417
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 210 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.515kg
    • contains: 74 b/w illus. 117 colour illus. 10 maps
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2000
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The beginnings of German history
    2. From the Ottonians to the Salians
    3. The Hohenstaufen and the Late Middle Ages
    4. The Reformation
    5. The Counter-Reformation and the Thirty Years War
    6. The eighteenth century
    7. Reform, restoration and reaction
    8. The unification of Germany
    9. The German Empire
    10. The Weimar Republic
    11. National Socialist Germany
    12. Germany since 1945
    13. The reunification of Germany
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Martin Kitchen, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

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