Germany and Austria since 1814 presents an accessible overview of the distinctive historical experiences undergone by both Germany and Austria during this period. Beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna and ending two centuries later with the consequences and ongoing challenges of German and European unification, this book focuses on political history and traces the development of liberal parliamentary democracy in Germany and Austria through to the modern Federal Republic of Germany and Second Austrian Republic, contextualising the Nazi period in both countries. Particular emphasis has been placed on exploring major developments, their causes, and the relationships between them. Fully revised, this new edition has been expanded to include a new final chapter outlining developments in both Germany and Austria from 1990 to the current day, including recent elections, as well as modifications and updates to other earlier chapters. Features include: Nine chapters, each analysing a distinct historical period and providing a timeline of the key events for quick reference and orientation Overviews of the main developments in European and World history at the beginning of each chapter, providing international context crucial to a broader understanding of historical events Authentic extracts from contemporary German political texts in the original language Topics for discussion provided in every chapter A guide to further reading and key internet resources for further research A combined glossary of German terms. Germany and Austria since 1814 provides the essential historical context necessary for an understanding of these pivotal European countries today. It will be invaluable for undergraduate students taking courses in German, History and Area Studies.
Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly German grammar designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build when developing their communicative skills. The reference grammar section is easy to use, with clear explanations, authentic examples and visually appealing tables. A separate exercise section, with answers, gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned.Key features: * Colour tables and clear layout facilitate learning * Glossary of grammatical terms and accessible explanations * Designed to be used as a free-standing grammar or as a foundation grammar for Hammer's German Grammar and Usage. * Cartoons and an authentic text at the end of each chapter put the grammar points in context
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Latin America since 1780 provides an accessible introductory text aimed at Spanish linguists and historians taking modules in Latin American history. It provides a compelling continental-based historical narrative supported throughout by incisive evaluation, pedagogical features, and authentic source texts in the original Spanish. This book focuses on key events such as the Wars of Independence, the Mexican, Cuban and Sandinista Revolutions, and the recent shift to the left, as well as providing short inserts on the main political protagonists such as Simon Bolívar, Getulio Vargas and Hugo Chávez. The 3rd edition has been revised in line with crucial recent political, cultural and economic developments. It offers an entirely new chapter covering the key events and issues of the 21st century, fresh topics for essays and presentations, increased attention to literary, ethnic and social culture and a new e-resource offering English translations of Spanish sources.
Communism and Society in East Germany Under Ulbricht 1945-71
Author: Patrick Major
Category: Business & Economics
Communist East Germany - officially dubbed the Workers' and Peasants' State - presented a facade of unity, between factory and farmer, male and female, young and old. The reality behind the rhetoric was, however, far more diverse. This collection of 15 original contributions, by experts in their field with access to recently-opened archives behind the former iron curtain, reveals a complex interaction between communist ideology and post-fascist society. Each essay is self-containe, providing a valuable introduction to recent debates, followed by original archival case-studies to bring alive the now defunct East Germany in its formative decades.