Download E-books The Federal Republic of Germany at Fifty: At the End of a Century of Turmoil PDF

Fifty years after the formation of the Federal Republic and a decade after German unification, we stand at the cusp of a brand new century and a brand new millennium of German heritage. while EMU marks an enormous stride in the direction of eu integration and the tip of the Deutschmark. during this e-book, best foreign students think of the dramatic adjustments of Germany's previous and on Germany's destiny clients. Post-war democratic and financial renewal is determined within the context of constant debates approximately German id. There are exams of all significant leaders, events and ideologies; of the nonetheless unfinished schedule of integrating East and West; of the way the subsequent new release of German leaders will engage with ageing governmental buildings; of the Bundesbank and the successes and screw ups of monetary coverage, the exchange unions and the media; and of Germany's rising new function in Europe and the realm.

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Download E-books Red Prometheus: Engineering and Dictatorship in East Germany, 1945-1990 (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) PDF

By Dolores L. Augustine

In chilly War-era East Germany, the German culture of science-based expertise merged with a socialist method that made technological growth relevant to its ideology. expertise grew to become a tremendous a part of East German socialist identity--crucial to how Communists observed their process and the way electorate observed their kingdom. In Red Prometheus, Dolores Augustine examines the connection among a dictatorial approach and the clinical and engineering groups in East Germany from the top of the second one global struggle during the 1980s.

Drawing on newly opened files and wide interviews, Augustine appears to be like intimately at person scientists' interactions with the East German method, reading the effectiveness in their resistance opposed to the party's totalitarian impulses. She explains why many German scientists and engineers who have been deported to the Soviet Union after global battle II again to East Germany instead of defecting to the capitalist West, lines scientists' makes an attempt to carry directly to a few features autonomy, and describes demanding situations to their specialist identification at the manufacturing unit ground. Augustine examines the standard of technology and know-how produced lower than Communist rule, failed examine tasks and clashing cultures of innovation. She seems to be at technological myth-building in technology fiction and propaganda. She explores person occupation innovations, together with the position performed through gender in high-tech professions, and the ways in which either agencies and contributors answered to expanding kingdom and social gathering regulate of study throughout the Nineteen Eighties. we can't comprehend the industrial offerings made by way of East Germany, Augustine argues, until we comprehend the cultural values mirrored within the East German trust in expertise as vital to growth and business development.

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Download E-books The German Empire, 1871-1918 PDF

By Hans-Ulrich Wehler

In the wake of the Fischer Controversy at the origins of worldwide struggle I there emerged in West Germany a more youthful iteration of historians who took a serious 'revisionist' view of the Bismarckian Empire and commenced to investigate the political improvement of the Hohenzollern monarchy opposed to the heritage of the country's social and financial energy constructions. Professor Wehler grew to become some of the most fashionable exponents of this technique and his structural research of the 'Kaiserreich' created a substantial stir whilst it used to be first released. It has considering that, with its incisive and rigorous research, develop into a vintage within the field.

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Download E-books Wall Memorials and Heritage: The Heritage Industry of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie PDF

Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border keep an eye on element, "Checkpoint Charlie," right into a worldwide historical past undefined, this quantity offers an creation to, and a theoretically educated structuring of, the interdisciplinary overseas history debate. this important case research demonstrates that an unregulated international background has constructed in Berlin which capitalizes at the the world over very beautiful – yet in the community nonetheless very painful – history of the Berlin Wall. Frank explores the conflicts that happen whilst inner most, advertisement pursuits in studying and promoting heritage to a global viewers conflict with conventional, institutionalized public types of neighborhood and nationwide heritage-making and commemorative practices, and with the sufferers’ perspectives.

Wall Memorials and Heritage

illustrates present ways to history examine and develops them in discussion with Berlin’s traditions of conveying heritage, and the categorical configuration of the background at "Checkpoint Charlie". Productively integrating thought with empirical proof, this cutting edge publication enriches the overseas literature on background and its monetary and political contexts.

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Download E-books Die Sozialstruktur Deutschlands: Zur gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung mit einer Zwischenbilanz zur Vereinigung (German Edition) PDF

By Rainer Geissler

Als ich im Spatsommer 1989 damit begann, ein Studienbuch uber die Sozial struktur der "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" zu schreiben, ahnte ich nicht, dass bereits ein gutes Jahr spater der Gegenstand der geplanten Publikation ver schwunden sein sollte. Aus der "alten Bundesrepublik" struggle eine "neue," er weiterte und differenziertere geworden. Der rapide und radikale Wandel der gesellschaftlichen Realitat zwang mich zu einem volligen Umbau meines ur sprunglichen Konzepts; die examine in der vorliegenden shape ist additionally eine Antwort auf die Umwalzungen in Deutschland seit dem Oktober 1989. In diesem Buch werden wesentliche sozialstruktureile Entwicklungen in der alten Bundesrepublik und in der DDR auf empirischer Grundlage dargestellt und Perspektiven des sozialen Wandels im vereinten Deutsch land aufgezeigt. Im Zentrum stehen dabei Veranderungen im Gefuge der so zialen Ungleichheit (Entwicklung der materiellen Lebensbedingungen, Um schichtungen, Wandel der Ungleichheit zwischen Mannemund Frauen), in der Familie und in der Bevolkerungsstruktur sowie deren Zusammenhange mit den Entwicklungstendenzen im wirtschaftlichen und politischen method sowie im Bildungssystem. In der zusammenfassenden Bilanz werden die Grundlinien des Sozialstrukturellen Wandels in den beiden Teilen Deutsch lands als Modernisierung bzw. Modernisierungsruckstand interpretiert

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Download E-books State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda PDF

A heritage of Nazi propaganda in response to never-before-published posters, infrequent photos, and old artifacts from the USHMM’s groundbreaking exhibition.

“Propaganda,” Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, “is a really negative weapon within the arms of an expert.” State of Deception: the ability of Nazi Propaganda files how, within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, the Nazi social gathering used posters, newspapers, rallies, and the recent applied sciences of radio and movie to sway hundreds of thousands with its imaginative and prescient for a brand new Germany―reinforced via fear-mongering pictures of kingdom “enemies.” those pictures promoted indifference towards the ache of acquaintances, disguised the regime’s genocidal activities, and insidiously incited traditional humans to hold out or tolerate mass violence.The usa Holocaust Memorial Museum is addressing this subject this day simply because, in an age of quick digital verbal exchange, disseminators of messages and pictures of intolerance and hate have new instruments, whereas whilst shoppers look much less capable of deal with the sizeable quantities of unmediated info bombarding them day-by-day. it really is was hoping deeper realizing of the complexities of the previous might help us reply extra successfully to today’s propaganda campaigns and biased messages.230 illustrations

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Download E-books Jagdwaffe: The Mediterranean 1943-1945- Volume 4, Section 4 (Luftwaffe Colours) PDF

After clearing North Africa of Axis forces, the Allied deliberate to assault through Sicily and Italy. yet after their good fortune in invading Sicily, Allied commanders stumbled on that what used to be regarded as the 'soft underbelly of Europe' became out to be a 'tough previous intestine' as German forces carried out a super defence in Italy. This used to be a tricky time for German fighter pilots, for whereas their airfields have been bombed and so they have been outnumbered within the air, their leaders -- a bit of indifferent from fact -- have been confident decisive defeat may perhaps nonetheless be inflicted at the Allies. Morale declined amid blame and recrimination, and pilots have been threatened with court-martial. This 96-page identify describes the outnumbered German fighter force's try to defeat overwhelming aerial superiority from the conflict of Sicily in July 1943 to the Allied improve into Northern Italy within the wintry weather of 1944.

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Download E-books Die Landmauer von Konstantinopel-Istanbul: Historisch-topographische und baugeschichtliche Untersuchungen (Millennium-Studien Zu Kultur Und Geschichte Des Ersten Jahrt) (German Edition) PDF

The land partitions of Constantinople are one of many greatest and most vital protective fortifications from past due Antiquity. the topic of this publication are the heritage and topography of the Theodosian Land partitions and the partitions of Blachernae (the so-called partitions of the XIVth area, the Komnenian partitions, the part among the Komnenian partitions and the Golden Horn). The significant themes are the belief and making plans of the Theodosian partitions, the chronology of the partitions of Blachernae, the date of the Golden Gate and the particular gateway of the outer gate, an research into the Byzantine names for the gates north of the re-discovered Romanos Gate, the id of the Mermerkule fortress and different localities, in addition to an research and documentation of the constitution itself.

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Download E-books German Armies: War and German Society, 1648-1806 (Warfare and History) PDF

German armies examines the range of German involvement in eu clash from the Peace of Westphalia to the age of Napoleon. not easy assumptions of the Holy Roman Empire as susceptible and divided, this research presents a entire account of its survival in a antagonistic atmosphere of centralizing belligerent states. unlike the later german states, the Empire was once inherently protective, but lots of its part territories launched into expansionist, militaristic guidelines, developing their very own armies to enhance their targets. the writer examines the ensuing tensions and explains the constitution and function of the several German forces. furthermore, a couple of wider matters are addressed, reminiscent of conflict and the emergence of absolutism, the increase of Austria and Prussia as nice powers, non-violent types of clash answer and the relative effectiveness of German army and political associations in assembly the problem of progressive France. Drawing on quite a number assets, the writer presents a close research of the German size of the good struggles opposed to Louis XIV's France, pageant for supremacy within the Baltic and Mediterranean and the lengthy wars with the Ottoman Turks. German armies extends the bounds of army historical past by means of putting ancien regime war inside a much wider social, cultural and foreign context.

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Download E-books A Historical Dictionary of Germany's Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 PDF

By C. Paul Vincent

The failure of Germany's first republic after global warfare I has aroused numerous a long time of centred learn. Synthesizing a lot of that learn, this historic dictionary will improve an figuring out of the Weimar Republic. It contains entries on participants as different as Bertolt Brecht, Adolf Hitler, the physicist Lise Meitner, and the movie director Georg W. Pabst. There also are entries defining such occasions because the Beerhall Putsch and the French profession of the Ruhr; quite a few companies and associations, reminiscent of the Frankfurt tuition; the complicated array of political events; and treaties and agreements, resembling the Locarno Treaties of 1925 and the 1929 younger Plan.

Arranged as an A to Z reference resource for the research of recent German background, the dictionary supplies substance to cultural phrases (such as Dada), to movie and song, and to suggestions, comparable to Anti-Semitism and Justice, deemed important to an knowing of the interval. All entries finish with bibliographic references.

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