Britain and Germany in Europe 1949-1990 by Jeremy Noakes

Britain and Germany in Europe 1949-1990

EditorJeremy Noakes, Peter Wende, Jonathan Wright

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Anglo-German relations since the Second World War have been, in contrast to earlier periods of the twentieth century, generally warm and constructive. There have, however, also been periods of acute tension, showing that underlying sources of conflict remain. This volume of essays by leadinghistorians from both countries explores the relationship first in matters of 'high politics': different approaches to European integration, common interests in security through NATO, and reactions to German unification. The second part of the volume examines broader themes, the comparativeperformance of the two economies, and cultural influences both at the elite and popular levels. The development of common assumptions in some areas, for instance among historians, has not been matched in others, such as in the reporting of football matches. British perceptions have remained colouredby fears of German dominance, a fear aggravated by the success of the Federal Republic compared to the relative decline of Britain in the post-war period.

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Peter Wende was formerly Director of the German Historical Institute London
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Title:Britain and Germany in Europe 1949-1990Format:HardcoverDimensions:498 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.04 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jonathan Wright: Introduction: Britain and Germany in Europe, 1949-1990I: EUROPEAN INTEGRATION2. Clemens A. Wurm: Britain and West European Integration, 1948-9 to 1955: Politics and Economics3. Alan S. Milward: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage4. Martin P. C. Schaad: Bonn between London and Paris?5. N. Piers Ludlow: Constancy and Flirtation: Germany, Britain, and the EEC, 1956-1972II: EUROPEAN SECURITY6. Gustav Schmidt: European Security: Anglo-German Relationships 1949-19567. Beatrice Heuser: Britain and the Federal Republic of Germany in NATO, 1955-19908. Lothar Kettenacker: Britain as One of the Four Powers in BerlinIII: THE GERMAN QUESTION9. Klaus Larres: Britain and the GDR: The Politics of Trade and Recognition by Stealth10. Sir Julian Bullard: Great Britain and German UnificationIV: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LINKS11. Jens H'olscher and Henry Loewendahl: Anglo-German Post-War Economic Relations and Comparative Performance12. Benedikt Koehler: Banks and BankersV:MUTUAL PERCEPTIONS AND CULTURAL LINKS13. Anthony Glees: The British-German State Visits of 1958 and 1965: From Occupation to Normalization14. A.J. Nicholls: The Academic Community: Modern and Contemporary Historians15. Peter Alter: Building Bridges: The Framework of Anglo-German Cultural Relations after 194516. Klaus Reichert: German - A Lost Cause?17. Andreas Helle: Worthy Opponents: Football Rivalry as Ersatzkrieg?