Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 1: 1789-1933 by H. A. Winkler

Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 1: 1789-1933

byH. A. WinklerTranslated byAlexander Sager

Hardcover | October 12, 2006

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Vivid, succinct, and highly accessible, Heinrich Winkler's magisterial history of modern Germany offers the history of a nation and its people through two turbulent centuries. It is the story of a country that, while always culturally identified with the West, long resisted thepolitical trajectories of its neighbours. This first volume (of two) begins with the origins and consequences of the medieval myth of the 'Reich,' which was to experience a fateful renaissance in the twentieth century, and ends with the collapse of the first German democracy. Winkler offers a brilliant synthesis of complex events andilluminates them with fresh insights. He analyses the decisions that shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people and their own self-perception. With a forthcoming second volume to take the story up to reunification in 1990, Germany: The Long Road West will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone wishing to understand this most complex and contradictory of countries. .

About The Author

Heinrich August Winkler was born in 1938 in Konigsberg. He studied history, philosophy, and public law in Tubingen, Heidelberg and Munster. He was associate professor at the Freie Universitat in Berlin in 1970-72 and then professor of modern history in Freiburg until 1991. He has been at the Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin since 1992, ...

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Title:Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 1: 1789-1933Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.77 inPublished:October 12, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199265976

ISBN - 13:9780199265978

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Table of Contents

1. Legacy of a Millennium2. Hampered by Progress 1789-18303. Liberalism in Crisis 1830-18504. Unity before Liberty 1850-18715. The Transformation of Nationalism 1871-18906. World Policy and World War 1890-19187. The Impaired Republic 1918-1933Looking Ahead

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`Review from previous edition A great piece of historical writing ... a "magnum opus"'Klaus Hildebrand, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung