A comprehensive exploration of the many events and figures that comprise Germany's history.
The story of Germany, a key player in global diplomatic and economic affairs, is crucial to our understanding of global history and the contemporary world. Covering more than 2,000 years of history, A Brief History of Germany provides a concise account of the events, people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped Germany from ancient times to the present.
Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested readings round out this insightful and comprehensive resource.
- Formation of a distinctive German language and culture during the Germanic migrations and the confrontation with Rome
- Consolidation of medieval principalities in the wake of the collapse of Carolingian authority and the construction of the Holy Roman Empire
- Tumultuous events of the Reformation and the devastation of the Thirty Years' War
- Unification of Germany
- Rise of Prussian imperialism in the 19th century
- The two world wars, the rise of Nazism, and the Holocaust
- Experience of a divided Germany during the cold war
- The country's eventual reunification as the Federal Republic of Germany
- Contemporary Germany.
|From the Series||Brief History|
|Author||Jason P. Coy|
|Specifications||35 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 5 maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Suggested reading. Chronology. Basic facts. Sidebars.|