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  1. Recommended Textbooks 11 items
    1. Imperial Germany, 1871-1918: economy, society, culture, and politics - Berghahn, Volker Rolf 2005

      Book Essential Library holds only the previous edition.

    2. Modern Germany: society, economy, and politics in the twentieth century - Berghahn, Volker R., American Council of Learned Societies 1987 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. A history of Germany, 1918-2008: the divided nation - Fulbrook, Mary 2009

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    4. Twentieth-century Germany: politics, culture and society 1918-1990 - Fulbrook, Mary 2001

      Book Recommended

    5. A history of modern Germany, 1800-2000 - Kitchen, Martin 2006

      Book Optional

    6. German-Jewish history in modern times - Meyer, Michael A., Brenner, Michael, Breuer, Mordechai, Graetz, Michael c1996-c1998

      Book Recommended

    7. Germany since 1945 - Ó Dochartaigh, Pól 2004

      Book Optional

    8. Germany from Partition to Reunification - Turner, Henry Ashby 1992

      Book Recommended

    9. Postwar: a history of Europe since 1945 - Judt, Tony 2005

      Book Recommended

    10. Dark continent: Europe's twentieth century - Mazower, Mark 1999

      Book Essential

  2. Novels and films 26 items
    If you want to approach the topic via literature or film, I suggest the following (entirely optional) titles:
    1. All quiet on the Western Front - Remarque, Erich Maria, Murdoch, Brian 1996

      Book Optional This is on the consequences of WWI.

    2. I will bear witness: a diary of the Nazi years, 1942-1945 - Klemperer, Victor, Chalmers, Martin 2001

      Book Optional

    3. Maus: a survivor's tale - Spiegelman, Art, Spiegelman, Art, Spiegelman, Art 2003

      Book Optional This is a graphic novel on the holocaust.

    4. Anniversaries: from the life of Gesine Cresspahl - Johnson, Uwe April 1, 2002

      Book Optional This is a brilliant panorama of German history from the 1920s to 1960s.

    5. Divided heaven: A novel of Germany today - Wolf, Christa 1965

      Book Optional This is a novel on the wall from a 1960s East German viewpoint.

    6. Der geteilte Himmel - Wolf, Konrad, Kuba, Blume, Renate, Esche, Eberhard ©2009 (dvd = divided heaven)

      Audio-visual document  A film version of the novel.

    7. The lovely years - Kunze, Reiner 1978

      Book Optional Poems about life in the GDR.

    8. The reader - Schlink, Bernhard 2009

      Book Optional This is a novel on growing up in a country of Nazi perpetrators

    9. Metropolis - Lang, Fritz, Ufa 1927 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional

    10. Triumph of the will - Riefenstahl, Leni 1935 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional An effective Nazi propaganda piece.

    11. Die Mörder sind unter uns: The murderers are among us - Staudte, Wolfgang, , , 1946 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional The first postwar film to deal with Nazi crimes.

    12. Shoah - Lanzmann, Claude 1985 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional This is a holocaust documentary.

    13. One, two, three - Wilder, Billy, Mirisch Company 1961 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Optional A delightful Cold War comedy set in Berlin in 1960.

    14. The marriage of Maria Braun - Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 1978 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional A brilliant take on West German economic miracle.

    15. Spur der Steine: Trace of stones - Beyer, Frank, DEFA. 1965 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional A GDR socialist realist movie, banned until 1989.

    16. Die Legende von Paul und Paula: The legend of Paul and Paula - Carow, Heiner, , 1973 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional One of the most successful East German films.

    17. Good bye Lenin! - Becker, Wolfgang, , , 2003 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Optional A comedy on post-unification Germany.

    18. Das Leben der Anderen: The lives of others - Henckel von Donnersmarck, Florian 2007 (dvd)

      Book Optional An Oscar-winning drama about the Stasi.

  3. Semester A 207 items
    1. Week 1 Introduction 5 items
      How have historians debated 20th Century German history? And what are we doing here?
      1. German History before Hitler: The Debate about the German Sonderweg - J. Kocka 1988-01-01

        Article Essential The best and shortest article to learn what the Special Path is about

      2. Shattered past: reconstructing German histories - Jarausch, Konrad Hugo, Geyer, Michael c2003

        Book Recommended

    2. Week 2 Late Imperial Germany 23 items
      Was imperial Germany more authoritarian, less modern and less democratic than other European countries at the time?
      1. Prussia's Army and the Jewish Reserve Officer: Controversy before World War I - W. T. Angress 1972-01-01

        Article Essential Issues prior to 1996 not available in the library. But available in the Leo Baeck Institute library (Arts Two)

      2. A history of Germany, 1815-1990 - Carr, William 1991

        Book Optional

      3. German history, 1770-1866 - Sheehan, James J. 1989

        Book Recommended

      4. Marpingen: apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarckian Germany - Blackbourn, David 1993

        Book Recommended

      5. Practicing democracy: elections and political culture in Imperial Germany - Anderson, Margaret Lavinia c2000

        Book Recommended

      6. German nationalism and religious conflict - Helmut Walser Smith 1995

        Book Recommended

      7. German women in the nineteenth century: a social history - Fout, John C. 1984

        Book Optional

      8. Society, culture, and the state in Germany, 1870-1930 - Eley, Geoff 1997

        Book Optional

      9. Bourgeois society in nineteenth-century Europe - Kocka, Jürgen, Mitchell, Allan 1993

        Book Optional

      10. Society and politics in Wilhelmine Germany - Evans, Richard J. 1978

        Book Optional

      11. Artists and society in Germany, 1850-1914 - Robin Lenman 1997

        Book Optional

      12. Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarckian Germany - Blackbourn, David

        Chapter Optional

    3. Week 3 Escape into War? 10 items
      How have historians interpreted the German role in starting World War I?
      1. Imperial Germany, 1871-1918: economy, society, culture, and politics - Berghahn, Volker Rolf 2005

        Book Essential Library holds only the previous edition.

      2. The long fuse: an interpretation of the origins of World War I - Lafore, Laurence Davis 1981, c1965

        Book Optional

      3. The origins of the First World War - Joll, James 1992

        Book Optional

      4. Kaiser Wilhelm II - Clark, Christopher M. 2000

        Book Optional

      5. Decisions for war, 1914 - Wilson, Keith M. 1995

        Book Optional

      6. Germany's aims in the First World War - Fischer, Fritz 1967

        Book Optional

      7. Army, industry, and labor in Germany, 1914-1918 - Feldman, Gerald D. 1992

        Book Optional

      8. Helmuth von Moltke and the origins of the First World War - Mombauer, Annika 2001

        Book Recommended

      9. Escape into war?: the foreign policy of imperial Germany - Schöllgen, Gregor 1990

        Book Optional

    4. Week 4 World War and Revolution 18 items
      Did the German Army wage ‘total war’ between 1914 and 1918? What was the legacy of German colonialism?
      1. Military culture and the production of ‘Final Solutions’ in the colonies: the example of Wilhelminian Germany - Hull, Isabel V.

        Chapter Essential

      2. GHDI - Document - Friedrich Meinecke

        Webpage Essential On the 'Spirit of 1914' (from The German Catastrophe, 1945)

      3. GHDI - Document

        Webpage Essential Memorandum on the food situation and popular morale, 1917

      4. GHDI - Document

        Webpage Essential Rosa Luxembourg on war and the working class, 1916

      5. Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918 - Chickering, Roger 2004

        Book Optional

      6. The German Army's "Judenzahlung" of 1916: Genesis - Consequences - Significance - W. T. Angress 1978-01-01

        Article Recommended Issues prior to 1996 not available in the library. But available in Leo Baeck Institute library (Arts Two)

      7. The First World War - Pulzer, Peter

        Chapter Optional

      8. German atrocities, 1914: a history of denial - Horne, John, Kramer, Alan 2001

        Book Optional

      9. Great War, total war: combat and mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 - Chickering, Roger, Förster, Stig 2000

        Book Optional

      10. Anticipating total war: the German and American experiences, 1871-1914 - Boemeke, Manfred F., Chickering, Roger, Förster, Stig 1999

        Book Optional

      11. Bitter wounds - Robert Weldon Whalen 1984

        Book Optional

    5. Week 5 The Weimar Republic 20 items
      Why have historians characterized the Weimar Republic as “a laboratory of modernity” and “the crisis of classical modernity”?
      1. The Weimar Republic: the crisis of classical modernity - Peukert, Detler J. K. 1991

        Book Essential Read pp. xi-xv, 3-18, 275-282.

      2. The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Kaes, Anton, Jay, Martin, Dimendberg, Edward 1995

        Book Essential Read pp. 8-16 (docs. 2-5).

      3. Review: Did Weimar fail? - Fritzsche, Peter

        Article Recommended

      4. The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Kaes, Anton, Jay, Martin, Dimendberg, Edward 1995

        Book Recommended

      5. The Weimar Republic - Kolb, Eberhard 1992

        Book Optional Previous version also available in the library.

      6. Weimar: why did German democracy fail? - Kershaw, Ian 1990

        Book Optional Another version also available in the library.

      7. German social democracy and the rise of Nazism - Harsch, Donna c1993

        Book Optional

      8. Lustmord: sexual murder in Weimar Germany - Tatar, Maria c1995

        Book Optional

      9. The politics of the body in Weimar Germany - Cornelie Usborne 1992

        Book Optional

      10. The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany - Brenner, Michael c1996

        Book Optional

      11. Youth and the welfare state in Weimar Germany - Elizabeth Harvey 1993

        Book Optional

      12. Rural Protest in the Weimar Republic (St Antony's) - Jonathan Osmond December 1992 (Paperback)

        Book Optional

      13. What I saw: reports from Berlin 1920-33 - Roth, Joseph, Hofmann, Michael, Beinert, Michael 2004

        Book Optional

      14. Paris 1919: six months that changed the world - MacMillan, Margaret c2002

        Book Optional

      15. Culture and inflation in Weimar Germany - Widdig, Bernd c2001

        Book Optional

      16. Hysterical men: war, psychiatry, and the politics of trauma in Germany, 1890-1930 - Lerner, Paul Frederick 2003

        Book Optional

    6. Week 6 Hitler’s Rise 13 items
      Why were Hitler, the NSDAP and Nazi ideology attractive? Was Nazism a movement of the young and modern?
      1. Posters, photographs, and speeches from early NSDAP election campaigns are available on the course website

      2. Third Reich: Politics and Propaganda - Welch, David 1993

        Book Recommended

      3. Hitler: 1889-1936, hubris - Kershaw, Ian 2001

        Book Essential

      4. Hitler: 1936-45, nemesis - Kershaw, Ian 2001

        Book Essential

      5. The German dictatorship: the origins, structure, and consequences of National Socialism - Bracher, Karl Dietrich 1973, c1970

        Book Optional A different version with more copies also available in the library.

      6. The Nazi seizure of power: the experience of a single German town, 1922-1945 - Allen, William Sheridan c1984

        Book Optional An earlier edition with more copies also available in the library.

      7. Hitler and the collapse of Weimar Germany - Broszat, Martin c1987

        Book Optional

      8. German big business and the rise of Hitler - Turner, Henry Ashby 1985

        Book Optional

      9. The Great Depression in Europe, 1929-1939 - Clavin, Patricia 2000

        Book Optional

      10. The World Wars and the Depression - Winter, Jay

        Chapter Optional

    7. Week 7 Reading Week 0 items
    8. Week 8 The Nazi Regime 27 items
      How have historians interpreted the relationship between party, state and people in Nazi Germany? NOTE week 7 is READING WEEK
      1. Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism - I. Kershaw 2004-04-01

        Article Recommended

      2. The Latest Phase of Germany's Effort to Master its Nazi Past - Mierzejewski, Alfred C. September 15, 2005

        Webpage Essential

      3. The Third Reich: a new history - Burleigh, Michael 2001, c2000

        Book Optional

      4. The racial state: Germany 1933-1945 - Burleigh, Michael, Wippermann, Wolfgang 1991

        Book Optional

      5. Art, culture, and media under the Third Reich - Etlin, Richard A. c2002

        Book Optional

      6. Restorative elites, German society and the Nazi pursuit of War 1939-1942 - Geyer, Michael

        Chapter Optional

      7. The foreign policy of the Third Reich - Hildebrand, Klaus, Fothergill, Anthony 1973

        Book Optional

      8. Debate: Germany, ‘Domestic Crisis’ and War in 1939 (in three parts) - Kaiser, David Kaiser, Mason,Timothy , Overy, Richard 1989

        Article Optional

      9. The Third Reich: the essential readings - Leitz, Christian, James, Harold 1999

        Book Recommended

      10. Nazism, fascism and the working class - Mason, Timothy W., Caplan, Jane 1995

        Book Optional

      11. Social policy in the Third Reich: the working class and the 'National Community' - Mason, Timothy W., Caplan, Jane, Broadwin, John 1993

        Book Optional

      12. Nazism, 1919-1945: volumes 1-4: the rise to power 1919-1934, a documentary reader - Noakes, Jeremy, Pridham, Geoffrey c1998-2001

        Book Recommended

      13. The Nazi economic recovery, 1932-1938 - Overy, R. J., Economic History Society 1982

        Book Optional

      14. Frauen: German women recall the Third Reich - Owings, Alison c1993

        Book Optional

      15. Victims or perpetrators? Controversies about the role of women in the Nazi state - Saldern, Adelheid von

        Chapter Optional

      16. The Nazi Germany sourcebook: an anthology of texts - Stackelberg, Roderick, Winkle, Sally Anne 2002

        Book Recommended

      17. Women in the Third Reich - Stibbe, Matthew 2003

        Book Optional

    9. Week 9 The Path to Genocide 23 items
      To what extent did Germans know about and support racial and political persecution?
      1. The November Pogrom of 1938: Participation, Applause, Disapproval - Benz, Wolfgang

        Chapter Essential

      2. Hitler's beneficiaries: plunder, race war, and the Nazi welfare state - Aly, Götz 2007

        Book Recommended

      3. Nazis and Slavs: From Racial Theory to Racist Practice - John Connelly 2008-12-16

        Article Optional

      4. The years of persecution: Nazi Germany and the Jews 1933-1939 - Friedländer, Saul 2007

        Book Recommended

      5. My German question: growing up in Nazi Berlin - Gay, Peter c1998

        Book Optional

      6. Backing Hitler: consent and coercion in Nazi Germany - Gellately, Robert 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. The Gestapo and German society: enforcing racial policy 1933-1945 - Gellately, Robert 1991

        Book Recommended

      8. Antisemitism in the Third Reich - Graml, Hermann 1992

        Book Recommended

      9. Women and the Nazi East: agents and witnesses of Germanization - Harvey, Elizabeth c2003

        Book Optional

      10. The Jewish enemy: Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust - Herf, Jeffrey 2006

        Book Optional

      11. Between dignity and despair: Jewish life in Nazi Germany - Kaplan, Marion A. 1999

        Book Optional

      12. I will bear witness: a diary of the Nazi years, 1942-1945 - Klemperer, Victor, Chalmers, Martin 2001

        Book Recommended

      13. Hitler and the Pogrom of November 9/10, 1938 - Kley, Stefan 2000

        Article Optional

      14. Omniscent, omnipotent, omnipresent? Gestapo, society and resistance - Mallmann, Klaus-Michael, Paul, Gerhard

        Chapter Recommended

      15. The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965 - Phayer, Michael 2000

        Book Optional

      16. Germans, Jews, and antisemites: trials in emancipation - Volkov, Shulamit 2006

        Book Optional

    10. Week 10 World War Two and Holocaust 39 items
      How were the fates of foreign workers in the Third Reich and Jews in Nazi occupied Europe different?
      1. Labour, food and genocide

        Chapter Essential

      2. 'Final solution': Nazi population policy and the murder of the European Jews - Aly, Götz, Cooper, Belinda, Brown, Allison 1999

        Book Optional

      3. The architect of genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution - Breitman, Richard 1991

        Book Optional

      4. Ordinary men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland - Browning, Christopher R. c1992

        Book Recommended

      5. The Goldhagen effect: history, memory, Nazism--facing the German past - Eley, Geoff c2000

        Book Optional

      6. The origins of Nazi genocide: from euthanasia to the final solution - Friedlander, Henry c1995

        Book Recommended

      7. The years of extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 - Friedländer, Saul 2008

        Book Recommended

      8. Hitler's willing executioners: ordinary Germans and the Holocaust - Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah 1997

        Book Optional

      9. Jewish forced labor under the Nazis: economic needs and racial aims, 1938-1944 - Gruner, Wolf, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2008

        Book Optional

      10. Sources of the Holocaust - Hochstadt, Steve 2004

        Book Optional

      11. The Nazi dictatorship: problems and perspectives of interpretation - Kershaw, Ian 2000

        Book Recommended Chapters 5, 6, and 9.

      12. Hitler’s role in the final solution - Kershaw, Ian 2006

        Article Recommended

      13. The unwritten order: Hitler's role in the final solution - Longerich, Peter 2005

        Book Recommended

      14. The holocaust in history - Marrus, Michael R. 1989

        Book Optional

      15. The concentration camp SS as a functional elite - Orth, Karin

        Chapter Optional

      16. The historiography of the Holocaust - Stone, Dan 2005

        Book Optional

      17. Architects of annihilation: Auschwitz and the logic of destruction - Aly, Götz, Heim, Susanne 2003

        Book Optional

      18. Savage war - Bartov, Omer

        Chapter Recommended

      19. War of extermination: the German military in World War II, 1941-1944 - Heer, Hannes, Naumann, Klaus c2004

        Book Optional

      20. Hitler's empire: Nazi rule in occupied Europe 2008 (Hardcover)

        Book Optional Especially chapter 10.

      21. War and economy in the Third Reich - Overy, R. J. 1994

        Book Optional

      22. Hitler's home front: Württemberg under the Nazis - Stephenson, Jill 2006

        Book Optional

    11. Week 11 Defeat and Occupation 14 items
      Why was the Allied denazification of occupied Germany so difficult?
      1. German reaction to defeat and occupation - Foschepoth, Josef

        Chapter Essential

      2. The end: Hamburg 1943 - Nossack, Hans Erich, Agee, Joel c2004

        Book Optional

      3. Jews, Germans, and Allies: close encounters in occupied Germany - Grossmann, Atina c2007

        Book Recommended

      4. Decision in Germany - Clay, Lucius D. [1970, c1950]

        Book Optional

      5. American policy and the reconstruction of West Germany, 1945-1955 - Diefendorf, Jeffry M., Frohn, Axel, Rupieper, Hermann-Josef 1993

        Book Recommended

    12. Week 12 Two German States 15 items
      How has the division of Germany been seen in the light of recent Cold War historiography?
      1. The Cold War: what do "we now know"? - Leffler, Melvyn P. April 1999

        Article Essential

      2. Memoirs of Konrad Adenauer, 1945-53 - Adenauer, Konrad 1966

        Book Essential Read pp. 15-41, 78-79, 145-175.

      3. Germany from partition to reunification - Turner, Henry Ashby 1992

        Book Recommended

      4. German politics, 1945-1995 - Pulzer, Peter G. J. 1995

        Book Optional

      5. Konrad Adenauer, 1876-1967 - Prittie, Terence 1972

        Book Optional

      6. The division of the world, 1941-1955 - Loth, Wilfried 1988

        Book Optional

      7. The Cold War - Gaddis, John Lewis 2007

        Book Recommended

      8. Origins of the Cold War: an international history - Leffler, Melvyn P., Painter, David S. 2005

        Book Recommended Electronic copy available of the first edition.

  4. Semester B 155 items
    1. Week 13 West Germany: ‘Conservative Modernisation’ 12 items
      West Germany seemed to stabilise swiftly, but retained a rather authoritarian political culture. Was the latter needed to provide the necessary stability?
      1. Reconstructing the family in reconstruction Germany: women and social policy in the Federal Republic, 1949-1955 - Moeller, Robert G.

        Chapter Essential Also available online as a journal article: follow the web link to access it.

      2. In addition to many titles from week 12, see below:

         

      3. Protecting motherhood: women and the family in the politics of postwar West Germany - Moeller, Robert G., American Council of Learned Societies c1993 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Turning to the Atlantic: The Federal Republic‘s ideological reorientation, 1945-1970 - Doering-Manteuffel, Anselm Fall 1999

        Article  Also available on the VLE.

      5. Refugees and expellees in post-war Germany - Connor, Ian 2007

        Book 

    2. Week 14 An Economic Miracle? 15 items
      To what extent was the West German ‘economic miracle’ a result of Nazism and war?
      1. West German economic recovery, 1945-1951: a reassessment - Abelshauser, Werner 1982

        Chapter Essential Available in British Library.

      2. Selling the economic miracle: reconstruction and politics in West Germany, 1949-1957 - Spicka, Mark E. 2007

        Book Essential Read pp. 1-5 and 21-23.

      3. German recovery and the Marshall Plan, 1948-1952 - Mayer, Herbert Carleton [c1969]

        Book Essential Read pp. 96-101.

      4. The economic development of Germany since 1870 - Fischer, Wolfram 1997

        Book  Available in British Library.

      5. The economic order: still Modell Deutschland? - Dyson, Kenneth

        Chapter 

      6. The West German economy 1945-1955 - Kramer, Alan 1991

        Book 

      7. Coming home to Germany?: the integration of ethnic Germans from Central and Eastern Europe in the Federal Republic - Rock, David, Wolff, Stefan 2002

        Book 

      8. The guest worker question in postwar Germany - Chin, Rita 2007

        Book 

    3. Week 15 The Sixties: Prosperity and Protest 19 items
      Explain the ideology behind the student protests of the 1960s (in-class debate).
      1. Burn, warehouse, burn! Modernity, counterculture, and the Vietnam War in West Germany - Mausbach, Wilfried

        Chapter  Available in British Library.

      2. 1968: the world transformed - Fink, Carole, Gassert, Philipp, Junker, Detlef 1998

        Book 

      3. 1968: a student generation in revolt - Fraser, Ronald 1988

        Book 

      4. Between Marx and Coca-Cola: youth cultures in changing European societies, 1960-1980 - Schildt, Axel, Siegfried, Detlef 2006

        Book 

      5. The struggle continues: Rudi Dutschke‘s long march - Cornils, Ingo

        Chapter 

      6. Americanization and anti-Americanism: the German encounter with American culture after 1945 - Stephan, Alexander 2005

        Book  Available in British Library.

      7. American policy and the reconstruction of West Germany, 1945-1955 - Diefendorf, Jeffry M., Frohn, Axel, Rupieper, Hermann-Josef 1993

        Book 

    4. Week 16 Coping with the Nazi Past 24 items
      How did West Germany deal with the past, with perpetrators, and victims?
      1. Public opinion in occupied Germany: the OMGUS surveys, 1945-1949 - Merritt, Anna J., Merritt, Richard L. 1970

        Book Essential Excerpts.

      2. See Hayse and Olick (in week 11), and in addition see:

      3. Mission on the Rhine: reeducation and denazification in American-occupied Germany - Tent, James F. c1982

        Book 

      4. Beyond justice: the Auschwitz trial - Wittmann, Rebecca 2005

        Book  Available in British Library.

      5. Germans as victims: remembering the past in contemporary Germany - Niven, William John c2006

        Book 

      6. Ordinary Germans, Nazism, and Judeocide - Eley, Geoff

        Chapter 

      7. Unwilling Germans?: the Goldhagen debate - Shandley, Robert R. c1998

        Book 

    5. Week 17 Terrorists, Peaceniks and Other Cold War Phenomena 13 items
      How do we explain terrorism and its pacification? What difference did Ostpolitik make?
      1. The state and the student movement in West Germany, 1967-1977 - Moses, Dirk

        Chapter Essential

      2. The Baader-Meinhof group: the inside story of a phenomenon - Aust, Stefan 1987

        Book  Available in British Library.

      3. The Berlin Wall, Ostpolitik and Détente - Harrison, Hope 2003

        Article  Also availble on the VLE.

      4. Germany from Partition to Reunification - Turner, Henry Ashby 1992

        Book  Read chapter 5.

      5. German politics, 1945-1995 - Pulzer, Peter G. J. 1995

        Book 

      6. After the expulsion: West Germany and Eastern Europe, 1945-1990 - Ahonen, Pertti 2003

        Book 

      7. New social movements - Kaplan, Gisela

        Chapter 

      8. Paradoxes of peace: German peace movements since 1945 - Cooper, Alice Holmes c1996

        Book 

    6. Week 18 East Germany: Sovietisation 12 items
      What did the Sovietisation of East Germany entail, and how successful was it?
      1. Uniting Germany: documents and debates, 1944-1993 - Gransow, Volker 1994

        Book Essential Read documents 4, 5, 9; pp. 8-10 and 13-15.

      2. Child of the revolution - Leonhard, Wolfgang 1957

        Book  Read pp. 287-338.

      3. The GDR: Moscow's German ally - Childs, David Nov.1982

        Book 

    7. Week 19 Reading Week 0 items
    8. Week 20 The Precarious Stability of the German Democratic Republic 15 items
      What factors contributed to the GDR’s stability during the 1960s and 1970s?
      1. See the above titles by Fulbrook, Childs, Dennis and Ross, and:

         

      2. Cold war ecology: forests, farms, and people in the East German landscape, 1945-1989 - Nelson, Arvid c2005

        Book  Available in British Library.

      3. Conflict and compromise in East Germany, 1971-1989: a precarious stability - Madarasz, Jeannette Z. 2003 (Hardcover)

        Book 

      4. Youth politics in East Germany: the free German youth movement, 1946-1968 - McDougall, Alan

        Book  Available in British Library.

      5. Dictatorship and demand: the politics of consumerism in East Germany - Landsman, Mark, American Council of Learned Societies c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. Consuming Germany and the Cold War - Crew, David F. 2003

        Book 

      7. Crossing the river: a memoir of the American left, the Cold War, and life in East Germany - Grossman, Victor, Solomon, Mark c2003

        Book  Available in British Library.

      8. Die neuen Leiden des jungen W = The new sufferings of young W: a novel - Plenzdorf, Ulrich 1973

        Book  QMUL Library has got the German language copy. The English language version is available in the British Library; follow the link for information.

      9. Daughters of Eve: women's writing from the German Democratic Republic - Lukens, Nancy, Rosenberg, Dorothy c1993

        Book 

      10. Driving the Soviets up the wall: Soviet-East German relations, 1953-1961 - Harrison, Hope Millard 2003

        Book 

    9. Week 21 Opposition and Revolution 9 items
      What was the role of the protestant church in the run-up to the East German revolution? How have historians interpreted the the character of the revolution of 1989?
      1. Anatomy of a dictatorship: inside the GDR 1949-1989 - Fulbrook, Mary 1995

        Book Essential

      2. Documents on the GDR in the late 1980s

        Document Essential Links available via the VLE.

      3. The fall of the GDR: Germany's road to unity - Childs, David 2000

        Book 

      4. Interpretations of the two Germanies - Fulbrook, Mary 2000

        Book 

    10. Week 22 Reunification 10 items
      How did its Allies and European neighbours impact on Germany’s reunification?
      1. When the Wall came down: reactions to German unification - Stone, Marla, James, Harold 1992

        Book Essential This work contains speeches by German intellectuals in 1989/90 and other documents on reunification; pp. 57-59, 103-07, 117-33.

      2. Documents on British policy overseas: ser. 3, vol. 7: German unification 1989-90 2010

        Book Essential British deliberations about German unification, 1990: pp. 488-491, 502-509.

      3. Unifying Germany 1989-1990 - Görtemaker, Manfred 1994

        Book 

      4. When the Wall came down: reactions to German unification - Stone, Marla, James, Harold 1992

        Book 

      5. After the fall of the wall: life courses in the transformation of East Germany - Diewald, Martin, Anne Goedicke, Karl Ulrich Mayer September 27, 2006 (Hardcover)

        Book  Available in British Library.

      6. German unification and its discontents - Gray, Richard T., Wilke, Sabine 1996

        Book 

      7. Germany unified and Europe transformed: a study in statecraft - Zelikow, Philip, Rice, Condoleezza 1997

        Book 

    11. Week 23 Growing Back Together 15 items
      How did the lives of East (and West) Germans change after 1990?
      1. Where the world ended: re-unification and identity in the German borderland - Berdahl, Daphne c1999

        Book Essential Read pp. 140-183, 252-257.

      2. The German polity - Conradt, David P. c2001

        Book Essential Read chapter 10: "The unified German polity faces the future".

      3. Beyond the wall: Germany's road to unification - Pond, Elizabeth c1993

        Book 

      4. German unification: process and outcomes - Hancock, M. Donald, Welsh, Helga A. 1994

        Book 

      5. Developments in German politics 3 - Padgett, Stephen, Paterson, William E., Smith, Gordon 2003

        Book 

      6. United and divided: Germany since 1990 - Dennis, Mike, Kolinsky, Eva 2004

        Book 

      7. The Berlin Republic: German unification and a decade of changes - Gellner, Winand, Robertson, John Douglas 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      8. East German distinctiveness in a unified Germany - Grix, Jonathan, Cooke, Paul c2002 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      9. Unification and its aftermath: the challenge of history - Carr, Godfrey, Paul, Georgina

        Chapter 

      10. After unity: reconfiguring German identities - Jarausch, Konrad Hugo 1997

        Book  Available in British Library.

      11. From Bonn to Berlin: German politics in transition - Edinger, Lewis Joachim, Nacos, Brigitte Lebens c1998

        Book 

      12. Germany and the European Union: from junior to senior role - Kirchner, Emil J.

        Chapter 

      13. Germany on the road to normalcy: policies and politics of the red-green Federal Government (1998-2002) - Reutter, Werner 2004 (Hardcover)

        Book  Available in British Library.

    12. Week 24 Conclusion and Review 11 items
      What is the impact of the German past on the German present?
      1. Germany: the long road west - Winkler, Heinrich August 2006-2007

        Book Essential Excerpts, pp. 586-7.

      2. Die Suche nach Sicherheit: eine Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland von 1949 bis in die Gegenwart - Conze, Eckart c2009

        Book Essential Read p. 12. Available in British Library.

      3. Introduction: writing the history of West Germany - Moeller, Robert G.

        Chapter Essential

      4. Approaches to German contemporary history since 1945 Politics and paradigms. - Fulbrook, Mary 2004

        Article Essential Online article; also available via the VLE.

      5. See all titles from week 1 and:

      6. The divided past: rewriting post-war German history - Klessmann, Christoph 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      7. The German predicament: memory and power in the new Europe - Markovits, Andrei S., Reich, Simon 1997

        Book 

      8. Contemporary Germany: a handbook - Lewis, Derek, Schwitalla, Johannes, Zitzlsperger, Ulrike 2001

        Book 

      9. The German polity - Conradt, David P. c2001

        Book 

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