Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany by Derek LewisHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany by Derek Lewis

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany

byDerek Lewis, Ulrike Zitzlsperger

Hardcover | July 18, 2007

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The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany is designed as a reference work on the main historical, cultural, and social developments of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), also with some coverage of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It covers the period from the Grand Coalition (1966-69) to the present day. (West) Germany has remained remarkably stable since the foundation of the FRG in 1949 and has become something of a model state in many respects: it is widely admired for the "social partnership" between industry and government that has promoted economic success alongside democratic structures, for its role of quiet leadership within Europe, and for its pioneering measures to improve and sustain the environment. The third largest country in Europe, as well as the most populous, Germany is regarded as a cornerstone of the expanding European Union (EU), a reliable partner in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and a democracy in which civil and human rights are respected. The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany details the many changes that have occurred in the country since the end of World War II and the collapse of the Nazi regime in 1945. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations, as well as the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.
Derek Lewis lectures at the University of Exeter, and he is currently responsible for postgraduate studies in applied translation at the University. Ulrike Zitzlsperger is Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Contemporary GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 8.73 × 5.9 × 1.76 inPublished:July 18, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853884

ISBN - 13:9780810853881

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Maps Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendix A: Presidents of the Federal Republic of Germany Part 9 Appendix B: Federal Chancellors Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Authors

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...addresses the main historical, cultural, and social developments of the Federal Republic of Germany, with some additional information about the German Democratic Republic, for the period from the Grand Coalition (1966-69) to the present day. It lists significant events in a chronology; presents the country, population, and highlights of its history in the introduction; and contains hundreds of cross-referenced entries in its dictionary for prominent figures, places, events, institutions, and organizations in the areas of politics, business, and culture. Also included is an extensive bibliography with listings of mainly book/periodical and internet publications in English, organized into four main sections: history; general descriptions, travel, and handbooks; topical studies; and printed and online resources.