Germany: The Long Road West

Volume 1: 1789-1933


Author: H. A. Winkler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500615

Category: History

Page: 610

View: 8129

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 the political 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 and illuminates 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. .

Reflections on 1989 in Eastern Europe


Author: Terry Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317980387

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 7720

This book presents a selection of recent research on the events and developments of 1989 in Eastern Europe. It offers a mix of detailed examinations of the events of 1989 in Eastern Europe, thoughtful and considered appraisals of developments, and ‘middle-range’ theoretical discussions of patterns of cause and effect. The authors range in their approaches from detailed examinations of government and ruling-party papers from the archives, some of it originally labelled top secret, to personal observations and oral history based on interviews with participants, to analysis of survey data and official statistics. In their chosen focus the essays range from explorations of the emerging crisis in the communist regimes that led to the events of 1989, reflections and insights into the events and changing mood during 1989 itself, and examinations of some of the consequences and legacies of 1989. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Popular Protest in East Germany


Author: Gareth Dale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135760918

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 9113

An incisive new study of dissent and protest in the German Democratic Republic, focusing on the upheaval of 1989-1990. The author, an active participant both in the 'Citizens' Movement' and in the street protests of that year, draws upon a vast array of sources including interviews, documents from the archives of the old regime and the Citizens' Movement and his own diary entries, to explore the causes and processes of the East German revolution. The book is at once a lucid and vibrant narrative history and a pioneering contribution to research in this field.

Figuren und Strukturen

Historische Essays Für Hartmut Zwahr Zum 65. Geburtstag


Author: Hartmut Zwahr,Manfred Hettling,Uwe Schirmer,Susanne Schötz

Publisher: K. G. Saur


Category: History

Page: 834

View: 5438


zur Geschichte der runden Jahrestage der DDR


Author: Monika Gibas

Publisher: Leipziger Universitats Verlag


Category: History

Page: 307

View: 8025

DDR, Das Ende Eines Staates


Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038181

Category: Germany

Page: 224

View: 8316

Using extracts taken from a variety of contemporary sources including newspaper reports, interviews, popular opinion, leaflets, slogans, official speeches, commentary and analysis, from both sides of the border, Paul Jackson traces the dramatic events which led to the break-up of the GDR and the reunification of Germany, and the larger political framework in which this took place.

Newspapers in Central and Eastern Europe

papers presented at an IFLA conference, held in Berlin, August 2003


Author: Hartmut Walravens,Marieluise Schilling,International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598218415

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 9648

This book contains the proceedings of a special IFLA conference held in Munich in August 2003. The situation of newspaper collections was reviewed in a part of the world that has undergone a complete change in its political and economical circumstances during the 1990's. The papers focus on a wide array of issues related to newspaper librarianship. They are grouped into the following categories: acquisition policies, copyright issues for newspaper collection management, digitization and electronic newspapers, new technologies of paper conservation, storage and text management.There is a total of approximately 35 short articles; a mixture of both English and German texts. All the German papers have been provided with English abstracts.

The Limits of Secret Police Power

The Magdeburger Stasi, 1953-1989


Author: Edward Norman Peterson

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 330

View: 4980

Having extensively studied and written about the sources of totalitarian power, especially in Germany, Peterson (history, U. of Wisconsin-River Falls) here examines the history of East Germany's Ministry for State Security, said by some to be the world's most dense spy system. He agrees with some other scholars that the absolute power of the police

Exit-voice dynamics and the collapse of East Germany

the crisis of Leninism and the revolution of 1989


Author: Steven Pfaff

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: History

Page: 333

View: 9290

A critical and comparative reexamination of the East German revolution of 1989 and its aftermath, suggesting which causal mechanisms account for the collapse of the East German state and German reunification.