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

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Author: H. A. Winkler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500607

Category: History

Page: 610

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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 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. .

The World's Legal Philosophies

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Author: Fritz Berolzheimer

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772557

Category: Law

Page: 490

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Berolzheimer, Fritz. The World's Legal Philosophies. Translated by Rachel Szold. With an Introduction by Sir John MacDonell and Albert Kocourek. New York: The MacMillan Co., 1929. lv, 490 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-255-7. Cloth. $95. * This lucid, wide-ranging account traces the evolution of the philosophy of law and offers an introduction to its primary authors. Berolzheimer [1869-1920] is especially interested in the law's ability to serve as a progressive humanitarian force. This is evident, for example, in the contribution it has made to the emancipation of repressed social classes. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 900-901.

Goethe Yearbook

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Author: Thomas P. Saine

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571130204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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A publication of the Goethe Society of North America, carrying Goethe criticism (and studies of his contemporaries); extensive book review section.