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The multi-faceted, problematic history of the German lands has supplied material for a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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For instance, the book is riveting fromthen dreadfully boring after the reconstruction. This is a good history condensed on any one fullbrook wants an good history of how and where Germany formed into a country and all the way to modern times.
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Discussion of the two Germanies, which is Fulbrook’s specialism is notably strong and interesting. If, like me, the medieval period in Germany is what you’r I was very disappointed in this book. Equally I felt that many historja the illustrations were only there for the sake of it and didn’t illustrate much if anything view spoiler [ a picture of men in steel helmets marching to illustrate the Kapp putsch, wow, a couple of days of political turbulence in Berlin are really transformed in the imagination by a photo of a few men wearing steel helmets marching along a street hide spoiler ].
I greatly enjoyed this book even though I often zoned out and would have to reread a page or so about five times over.
Rather more explicitly she follows Gillingham’s pamphlet The Kingdom of Germany in the High Middle Ages in arguing that the ‘normality’ or otherwise of Germany development is also a question of perspective, from the point of view of states like Britain and France with a long tradition of political centralisation – everywhere else looks a bit odd, viewing Germany history from a long enough perspective the weak political association of the medieval period looks like an entirely reasonable and unsurprising forerunner of the current Federal state.
This book was extremely helpful to me, a seasoned student of Modern Germany and German culture, to give me an overview of the parts of history I do not as often deal with, particularly the period prior to the s. Fulbrook’s use of Marxist theory struck me as ridiculous and unhelpful every time it made an appearance.
Who could possibly get a sense of the character of the many political parties she tracks through the Weimar government, for example, when many are referred to solely by initials? If, like me, the medieval period in Germany is what you’re especially interested in, I recommend looking elsewhere.
Deutschland Germany — History Geschichte. Otros libros de Fulbrook, Mary. The E-mail Address es field is required. Alexander rated it liked it May 19, Ok, lets roll up my sleeves and review a little. Don’t have an account? Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Clearer maps would go a long way towards explaining many of the changes, particularly during the period of Prussia’s consolidation.
I disagree and that bias permeates the section. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 21, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: Finding libraries that hold this item I really enjoyed my trip to the country a few years ago and, between that and other things I’ve read about the country, I was struck by how many different cultures appear to have influenced various facets of the land.
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So what I was looking for was some sort of cursory review of German history. Fullbrook mentions a story of Frederick II of Prussia pausing while out riding to talk to some peasants growing potatoes presumably working in a potato field was meant rather than something else view spoiler [ like potato whispering view spoiler [ an epic novel will one day be written about an enigmatic hero who heels damaged potatoes and encourages them to grow to their full potential, Hollywood probably won’t make a mar of it, fullbrook the romantic sub-plot is a bit too earthy hide spoiler ] hide spoiler ].
A small town near Auschwitz Fulbrook, Mary. Cancel Forgot your password? Some sections were engaging however. I am certain there are better short histories out there, and I look forward to finding one.
The focus dr this book is overwhelmingly on the twentie I know that a concise history of Germany is a tall order, but this book is an elliptical synopsis of a synopsis. I learned quite a bit reading this book and I can better place the the German history I was previously familiar with in its context. The book definitely lives up to its name: WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
It feel like it was written by a scholar under duress who is more concerned with her position among fellow scholars than with her supposed task of illuminating the fortunes of the mid-continent Teutonic peoples to her witless readers.
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Perhaps it is a curse to have Cambridge ask one to write a concise history.
Allow me to give an e So what I was looking for was some sort of cursory review of German history.