In this Book

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In this rich and thought-provoking work, Juergen Kocka focuses his analytic lens on Germany's long twentieth century, from the empire to the present. He begins by establishing the semantic problematic in the German term Buergertum and presenting an analytical survey of German civil society over the past 120 years. He then offers a fascinating social history of the GDR, along with a comparative analysis of the East German dictatorship and that of the Third Reich. He further compares Germany's "two dictatorships" in regard to historical memory, post-regime justice, and historiography before and after reunification. Kocka concludes with a wonderfully expansive view of historical interpretation and even argues for the place of trendiness and fashion in the profession.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. c-c
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  1. Front Matter
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. 1 | Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 2 | Bourgeois Culture and Civil Society: The German Case in a European Context
  2. pp. 7-32
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  1. 3 | Comparing Dictatorships: Toward a Social History of the German Democratic Republic
  2. pp. 33-66
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  1. 4 | Dealing with Difficult Pasts: Collective Memories and Politics in Germany after 1945 and 1990
  2. pp. 67-98
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  1. 5 | Historians, Fashion, and Truth: The Last Fifty Years
  2. pp. 99-116
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 117-158
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 159-164
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781584659105
Related ISBN
9781584658658
MARC Record
OCLC
741507460
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-10
Open Access
No
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