This account mixes social, political and economic history to provide a full account of 19th-century Germany.
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‘David Blackbourn is one of the brightest of a younger generation of Anglo–American scholars whose work has transformed the historiography of modern Germany over the past two decades.′ Times Higher Education Supplement ‘Here is contemporary historical scholarship at its best. Witty, modest about historical generalizations, but ever willing to introduce revisionism, Blackbourn demonstrates how to write thought–provoking and persuasive prose.′ German Studies Review ‘It is elegant, thought–provoking, informative and entertaining, summarizing a formidable body of literature and offering new interpretations of it. Everyone, from undergraduates to experts in the field, and beyond the walls of academia to the educated general reader . . . can read [this book] with profit and pleasure.′ Central European HistoryFrom the Back Cover:
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Book Description Apr 24, 1997. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. A few photo pages have come free but all still with the book. Well read copy, some spine wear, still very useable, colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P02_0033_DE_11/11__
Book Description Apr 24, 1997. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Well read copy with some spine wear but still useable, colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P02_0156_DY_05/12__