Weimar Germany

Paperback | April 15, 2009

byAnthony Mcelligott

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The Weimar Republic was born out of Germany's defeat in the First World War and ended with the coming to power of Hitler and his Nazi Party in 1933. In many ways, it is a wonder that Weimar lasted as long as it did. Besieged from the outset by hostile forces, the young republic was threatenedby revolution from the left and coups d'etats from the right. Plagued early on by a wave of high-profile political assassinations and a period of devastating hyper-inflation, its later years were dominated by the onset of the Great Depression. And yet, for a period from the mid-1920s it looked as ifthe Weimar system would not only survive but even flourish, with the return of economic stability and the gradual reintegration of the country into the international community. With contributions from an international team of ten experts, this volume in the Short Oxford History of Germany series offers an ideal introduction to Weimar Germany, challenging the reader to rethink preconceived ideas of the republic and throwing new light on important areas, such as militaryideas for reshaping society after the First World War, constitutional and social reform, Jewish life, gender, and culture.

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The Weimar Republic was born out of Germany's defeat in the First World War and ended with the coming to power of Hitler and his Nazi Party in 1933. In many ways, it is a wonder that Weimar lasted as long as it did. Besieged from the outset by hostile forces, the young republic was threatenedby revolution from the left and coups d'etat...

Anthony McElligott is professor of history at the University of Limerick, where he is also the Director of the Centre for Historical Research. He is a founding co-editor of Cultural and Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society. He has published widely on the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, notably Contested City:...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019928007X

ISBN - 13:9780199280070

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Anthony McElligott: Introduction1. Anthony McElligott: Political Culture2. Wolfgang Elz: Foreign Policy3. William Mulligan: The Reichswehr and the Weimar Republic4. Harold James: The Weimar Economy5. John Bingham: The 'Urban Republic'6. Kathleen Canning: Women and the Politics of Gender7. Young-Sun Hong: The Weimar Welfare System8. Adelheid von Saldern: 'Neues Wohnen': Housing and Reform9. Anthony D. Kauders: Weimar Jewry10. Karl Christian Fuhrer: High Brow and Low Brow CultureFurther ReadingChronology