Germany since 1945

Author: Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333964729

Category: History

Page: 192

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Since its crushing military defeat in 1945, Germany has faced occupation and division, economic success amidst Cold War bitterness, the rise and spectacular fall of the Berlin Wall and now more than a decade as a country united for only the second time in its history. It has become a slumbering economic superpower at the heart of the drive towards European unity, while divisions between east and west remain among its own people. Germany since 1945: - offers a comprehensive introduction to every stage in Germany's political, social and economic development from 1945 right up to the present day - examines, in-depth, both German states, their differences and their similarities, as well as the period of occupation 1945-49 and the year of unification 1989-90 - concludes with the first short survey in English of more than a decade of post-unification Germany, covering the period right up to the Iraq crisis in spring 2003.

A History of Jews in Germany since 1945

Politics, Culture, and Society

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253029295

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1645

A comprehensive account of Jewish life in a country that carries the legacy of being at the epicenter of the Holocaust. Originally published in German in 2012, this comprehensive history of Jewish life in postwar Germany provides a systematic account of Jews and Judaism from the Holocaust to the early 21st Century by leading experts of modern German-Jewish history. Beginning in the immediate postwar period with a large concentration of Eastern European Holocaust survivors stranded in Germany, the book follows Jews during the relative quiet period of the 50s and early 60s during which the foundations of new Jewish life were laid. Brenner’s volume goes on to address the rise of anti-Israel sentiments after the Six Day War as well as the beginnings of a critical confrontation with Germany’s Nazi past in the late 60s and early 70s, noting the relatively small numbers of Jews living in Germany up to the 90s. The contributors argue that these Jews were a powerful symbolic presence in German society and sent a meaningful signal to the rest of the world that Jewish life was possible again in Germany after the Holocaust. “This volume, which illuminates a multi-faceted panorama of Jewish life after 1945, will remain the authoritative reading on the subject for the time to come.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “An eminently readable work of history that addresses an important gap in the scholarship and will appeal to specialists and interested lay readers alike.” —Reading Religion “Comprehensive, meticulously researched, and beautifully translated.” —CHOICE

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354683

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8536

Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts collects essays on Jewish literature which deal with "the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects of the 'Jewish question.'" Essays in this volume explore the tension between Israeli and Diaspora identities, and between those who write in Hebrew or Yiddish and those who write in other "non-Jewish" languages. The essays also explore the question of how Jewish writers remember history in their "search for a useable past." From essays on Jabotinsky's virtually unknown plays to Philip Roth's novels, this book provides a strong overview of contemporary themes in Jewish literary studies.

Hitler - Films from Germany

History, Cinema and Politics since 1945

Author: K. Machtans,M. Ruehl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032383

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 5710

The first book-length study to critically examine the recent wave of Hitler biopics in German cinema and television. A group of international experts discuss films like Downfall in the context of earlier portrayals of Hitler and draw out their implications for the changing place of the Third Reich in the national historical imagination.

The Miracle Years

A Cultural History of West Germany, 1949-1968

Author: Hanna Schissler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691058207

Category: History

Page: 498

View: 9970

Exploring postwar German history, literature and film, this text examines the lives of real people to learn how they experienced and represented the institutions and social forces that shaped their lives and defined the wider culture.

Remapping Modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961

Author: Matthew D. Mingus

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654162

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 485

Located in the often-contentious center of the European continent, German territory has regularly served as a primary tool through which to understand and study Germany’s economic, cultural, and political development. Many German geographers throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries became deeply invested in geopolitical determinism—the idea that a nation’s territorial holdings (or losses) dictate every other aspect of its existence. Taking this as his premise, Mingus focuses on the use of maps as mediums through which the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union sought to reshape German national identity after the Second World War. As important as maps and the study of geography have been to the field of European history, few scholars have looked at the postwar development of occupied Germany through the lens of the map—the most effective means to orient German citizens ontologically within a clearly and purposefully delineated spatial framework. Mingus traces the institutions and individuals involved in the massive cartographic overhaul of postwar Germany. In doing so, he explores not only the causes and methods behind the production and reproduction of Germany’s mapped space but also the very real consequences of this practice.

A History of the University in Europe: Volume 4, Universities since 1945

Author: Walter Rüegg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494252

Category: History

Page: 635

View: 7712

This is the final volume in a four-part series covering the development of the university in Europe (east and west) from its origins to the present day, focusing on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective. The originality of the series lies in its comparative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and transnational nature. It deals also with the content of what was taught at the universities, but its main purpose is an appreciation of the role and structures of the universities as seen against a backdrop of changing conditions, ideas and values. This volume deals with the reconstruction and epoch-making expansion of higher education after 1945, which led to the triumph of modern science. It traces the development of the relationship between universities and national states, teachers and students, their ambitions and political activities. Special attention is paid to fundamental changes in the content of teaching at the universities.

Themes in Modern European History Since 1945

Author: Rosemary Wakeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134601069

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5133

This collection explores the most important transformations & upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship. It examines the post-war economic boom & the political realignment of eastern European states in the 1990s, amongst other topics.

France Since 1945

Author: Robert Gildea

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192192469

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 2766

The last fifty years have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had to come to terms with the legacy of the German Occupation, the political and social implications of the influx of foreign immigrants, the destruction of traditional rural life, and the threat of Anglo American culture to French language and civilization. Robert Gildea's account examines French politics, society, and culture as well as France's role in the world from 1945 to 1995. He looks at France's attempt to recover national greatness after the Second World War; its attempt to deal with the fear of German resurgence by building the European Community; the Algerian war; and the later development of a neo-colonialism to preserve its influence in Africa and the Pacific. He traces the career of General de Gaulle, the revolution of 1968, and the trend towards both political consensus and political disillusionment. He also examines the rise and fall of the French intellectual, the changing cultural policy of the state, and the threat of feminism, regionalism, and multiculturalism to the ideal of the 'One and Indivisible Republic'.

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume XIII: The Fate of the European Jews, 1939-1945: Continuity or Contingency?

Author: Jonathan Frankel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353259

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 6942

Was the Holocaust a natural product of a long German history of Anti-Semitism? Or were the Nazi policies simply a wild mutation of history, not necessarily connected to the past? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between? This latest volume in the acclaimed Studies in Contemporary Jewry series, edited by internationally known scholars at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, presents essays on the origins of the Holocaust. The works in this volume are diverse in scope and opinion, ranging from general philosophical discourses to detailed analyses of specific events, and often reflecting the divergent ideologies and methods of the contributors. But each adds to the whole, and the result is a fascinating panorama that is sure to be indispensable to all students and scholars of the subject.


Author: Axel Goodbody

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041785

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 197

View: 2587

The environment plays a central role in contemporary German political culture. Umwelt-Lesebuch provides essential factual information on the key themes of forest dieback, nuclear power, endangered species, the changing landscape, and the darker side of technology and progress, giving an overview of contemporary German responses to the global ecological problems of our time.

The Two Germanies Since 1945

Author: Henry Ashby Turner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300038651

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 2891

Surveys German postwar history, discusses the leadership of both nations, and identifies common problems the two now face

German Ideologies Since 1945

Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic

Author: J. Muller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403982546

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 2560

The contributors of this volume seek to answer such questions as: 'How did the Germans overcome 'Germanic Ideology', or did they?' 'Why is there no libertarianism in Germany?' 'What do German conservatives wish to conserve?'. Emphasizing shared patterns of thought, the contributors trace the contours of political thought in a divided nation with a difficult past, and ion the shadow of the culture and political values of the United States.

Im Blick behalten

Lyrik der DDR : neue Beiträge des Forschungsprojekts DDR-Literatur an der Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Author: James Henderson Reid

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836981

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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West Germany Under Construction

Politics, Society, and Culture in the Adenauer Era

Author: Robert G. Moeller

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472066483

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

View: 8141

Collects important recent essays in a critical reexamination of the Federal Republic's early history

Themes in Modern European History 1890-1945

Author: Fellow and Tutor in Modern History and Politics Paul Hayes,Paul Hayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134897235

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 6933

Themes in European History treats in thematic fashion a period of great change and upheaval in Europe. A collection of twelve essays by five leading historians, this textbook: * highlights important developments and changes that occurred * sets these changes in their social and cultural context as well as in the political framework * concentrates on the most important powers in Europe * vompletes each essay with suggestions for further reading to guide your students into continuing their research. Whereas other textbooks of this period focus on the political events, Themes in Modern European History uses a comparative history of institutions and societies, with emphasis on the cultural changes as well. Students are provided with the whole picture of events and are made aware of the wider consequences of the changes taking place - enabling them to understand all aspects of the dramatic transformation of Europe from 1890-1945.

America and the World since 1945

Author: T.G. Fraser,C. D. Murray

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137259906

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1115

American foreign policy is fundamental to any understanding of how the post-war world has been shaped. This insightful and wide-ranging book analyses the policies pursued by each presidency from that of Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and reviews the far-reaching consequences of these actions. Taking into account the most recent research and scholarly interpretations, T. G. Fraser and Donette Murray examine the priorities of each successive administration and how these have had to adapt under the pressure of events on a global scale. America and the World since 1945 - focuses on the origins and course of the Cold War - explains major crises and developments, such as the Truman Doctrine, the nature of containment, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin, arms control and detente - features analysis of how America became involved in armed conflict, as in Korea, the Gulf, the Balkans and Vietnam - looks at American action in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as interventions in Latin America and Africa - traces the evolution of policy towards China - studies conventional diplomacy alongside the use of intelligence and covert activity - examines the dynamics of the post-Cold War world Clear in its approach, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in America's relationship with the rest of the world from the end of the Second World War up to the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in September 2001.