The Making of German Democracy : West Germany During the Adenauer Era, 1945-65 Paperback / softback
Part of the Documents in Modern History series
This is the first English language source reader that deals with post-war (West) Germany.
The sources, which include official Allied and German documents, parliamentary debates, contemporary newspapers articles, diaries and a large number of previously unpublished archival materials, allow for the first time a source-based study of post-war Germany for non-German speakers. The sources allow an assessment of the changes of Allied policy in the immediate post-war years which led to the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany; explain the country's role in the intensifying Cold War; and encourage a re-evaluation of the 'economic miracle' and whether the Federal Republic signified a 'new start' for Germany or a 'restoration' of the old social forces and patterns.
The book will be of great benefit to students of German post-war history at all levels.
It offers a unique opportunity for teachers and lecturers to go well beyond the traditional sources explaining German History and the Cold War. -- .
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: Illustrations, black & white|Maps
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 07/01/2010
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780719080777
- Hardback from £61.69