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A Concise History of Germany By Mary Fulbrook,

  • Title: A Concise History of Germany
  • Author: Mary Fulbrook
  • ISBN: 9780521540711
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • The multi faceted, problematic history of the German lands has supplied material for a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation This second edition spans the early Middle Ages to the present day, synthesizing a vast array of historical material Mary Fulbrook explores the interrelationships between social, political and cultural factors in the light of theThe multi faceted, problematic history of the German lands has supplied material for a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation This second edition spans the early Middle Ages to the present day, synthesizing a vast array of historical material Mary Fulbrook explores the interrelationships between social, political and cultural factors in the light of the latest scholarly controversies First Edition Hb 1991 0 521 36283 0 First Edition Pb 1991 0 521 36836 7
    A Concise History of Germany The multi faceted problematic history of the German lands has supplied material for a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation This second edition spans the early Middle Ages to the pr

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    1. I think it is ok for what it is, although the author s opening plea that it is easier to criticise than to write a book like this may have swayed my heart towards mercy.At two hundred and sixty pages of text with maps and illustrations, we are in the territory of the Very Short Introductions , save somewhat expensive so I do wonder who this book was written for An idea flashed across my mind when in the context of discussing medieval Germany she mentioned Minnesang, and indeed so she carried on [...]

    2. ALMANYA NIN KISA TAR H Mary Fulbrook, PhD, Prof, Alman Tarihi, Uni Coll London, UK 2004, Tr 2011,Bo azi i Uni Yay n, eviri Sabri G rses, 263 sf ALMAN K ML Harold James, PhD, Prof, Alman Tarihi, Princeton Uni, USA 1989, Tr 2000, K z lelma Yay n, eviri smail T rkmen, 284 sf ki kitaptan Al nt lar ve Sentezler Do al engellerden yoksun, s rekli sava lar ya am ve kesintisiz askerlik yapm Prusya, lkesi olan ordu konumundayd , benzersiz yarat c l a ve benzersiz y k c l a sahip, ge meyecek ge mi i olan, [...]

    3. So what I was looking for was some sort of cursory review of German history 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 Curious, I thought a little history reading might be in order.The problem with this book isn t so much in that such information isn t found within The problem is in the presentation Allow me to give an examp [...]

    4. I know that a concise history of Germany is a tall order, but this book is an elliptical synopsis of a synopsis It s hard to retain much information from this skeletal read I would have much preferred the general contours of the history and less focus on minutia 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 The focus of this book is overwhelmingly on the twentieth c [...]

    5. I read this book in preparation for my PhD qualifying exams 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 1880s Fulbrook does a good job of informing the reader of when there are multiple positions in debates over German history, at the same time supplying her own questioning of historians who were popularly touting theories about the [...]

    6. Some sections were slow, but overall it was pretty good The section on the Aufklarung was outstanding It forced me to rethink some categories I had on the Enlightenment I had used to judge the Enlightenment by its French anti Christian representatives German proponents of the Aufklarung, while perhaps bad Christians themselves, were by and large conservative and usually quite insightful Kant s remarks on the need for a monarch to guide the philosophers were astute.Speaking of monarchy, while Ful [...]

    7. As good an introduction as you can get in 260 pages A question for further study when Hitler came to power in January 1933, the nazification of Germany was done very quickly and efficiently That means good preparation Who did it and how

    8. For a book I came across at the downtown library, this was worth the reading I m planning a trip to Germany with my mom where her ancestors came to the Midwest in the great migrations of the late 1800 s I wanted to learn about the history of Germany Germany was usually a sideline of the history I was familiar with, except for the well known and often infamous cases of WW I, Hitler, the Nazis, WW II, the the Holocaust, divided Germany, and the fall of the Berlin wall This book gave a proper cove [...]

    9. I only had to read the first 154 pages of this book for my German History class and to be honest, I would give it 3 stars or lower if it was so well researched The prose for most of this book is very slow and even verges on dismal at times I realize that German history, especially early German history, is very complicated but this book doesn t nothing to strip all of it down to where you can digest the material Instead you have page long paragraphs with so much detail that you often turn the pag [...]

    10. I was very disappointed in this book Given the fact that I m about 75% German, I know my fair share of modern history so to speak in middle and high school I devoured every book about WWII and the Holocaust that I could and would consider myself an expert in that area But now when I wanted to learn about medieval Germany, this book gave me a paltry 13 pages Definitely not enough, considering how much was devoted to 1900 onward If, like me, the medieval period in Germany is what you re especiall [...]

    11. The book definitely lives up to its name Everything is summed up concisely chapter by chapter about the history of Germany and its people since the dark ages through 1990s Perhaps the most excellent part about this book is that it does not dwell too long on popular history and instead takes a lot of interesting paths and explores a lot of different views on historical events all this while remaining professionally unbiased.

    12. goths folks with horn helmets Holy Roman Empire something goofy moustaches WWI poor Nazis WWII half the country doing really well, the other half being cold all the time the Berlin Wall just fell, so let s write a history book.

    13. Informative, concise, and riveting My caveat is that the section on the GDR is very biased as a result of Fulbrook s belief that everyday life in East Germany was normal I disagree and that bias permeates the section.

    14. This is a concise history of Germany, the operative word is concise so concise that if you don t already know the material, you probably won t get it from this book I did understand the 30 Years War better after reading about it here.

    15. This book is only as interesting as the actual era of German history For instance, the book is riveting from 1850 1945, then dreadfully boring after the 1945 reconstruction Good book for establishing a history of German folk need deeper study to get a fuller understanding of any individual era

    16. German history is not as boring or as difficult to follow as this book would have you to believe For a introductory level history class the Cambridge Companion to German History is a much better text.

    17. This is a good history condensed on any one who wants an good history of how and where Germany formed into a country and all the way to modern times.

    18. This is a very academic read I had hoped for a bit of understanding of the of Germany Prussia relationship throughout history, but didn t find it with this one.

    19. Fulbrook seems so paranoid about making a challengeable comment that she almost completely sacrifices readability and informativeness.

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