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A Concise History of Germany (Cambridge Concise Histories) , Second Edition

A Concise History of Germany (Cambridge Concise Histories) , Second Edition
Author: Mary Fulbrook
ISBN 13: 9780521540711
ISBN 10: 521540712
Edition: 2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2004-03-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 293
List Price: $34.99

A new edition of Mary Fulbrook's history of Germany from the middle ages to today.

Library Journal

Fulbrook (University Coll., London) prefaces her concise history with the fretful expectation that ``attempts to compress over a thousand years of highly complex history into a brief volume will . . . provoke squeals of protest from . . . specialists.'' Well, perhaps from specialists, but not from the average reader. True, the medieval centuries are dispatched summarily, but a more leisured pace leads us through the modern era to early 1990. No particular ideological stance colors the presentation, and judicious references to the various interpretations of other historians balance the account. The text is adorned nicely with 41 illustrations and 13 maps, and a ``highly selective'' bibliography of some 150 recent titles in English. This is a beginner's volume, a good one. The curious will need to go on for the rich detail that can make history interesting. Recommended for public libraries.-- James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L., Cal.