This accessible study traces the dramatic social, cultural and political tensions in Germany since 1918. For the second edition, revisions have been made to incorporate the results of recent research, an epilogue covering the years 19902000 has been added, and the suggestions for further reading and the bibliography have been updated.
- An accessible study of the dramatic social, cultural and political tensions in Germany since 1918.
- Treats German history from 1918-2000 from the perspective of division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth.
- Covers the self-destructive Weimar Republic, the extremes of genocide and military aggression in the Nazi era, the division of the nation in the Cold War, and the collapse of communist East Germany and unification in 1990.
- Offers a persuasive interpretation of the dynamics of twentieth-century German history as a whole.
- New edition includes an updated bibliography and an epilogue covering the years 1990-2000.
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