Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-6512-7 • Hardback • March 2016 • $124.00 • (£95.00)
978-1-4422-6513-4 • Paperback • March 2016 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
978-1-4422-6514-1 • eBook • March 2016 • $43.50 • (£33.00)
Dr. Sam A. Mustafa is professor of history at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1: Germania
Chapter 2: Das Reich
Chapter 3: Confessions
Chapter 4: What Is Enlightenment?
Chapter 5: Imagining a Nation
Chapter 6: An Empire of Monuments
Chapter 7: Modernity and Its Discontents
Chapter 8: Downfall
Chapter 9: Zero Hour
Chapter 10: Ode to Joy
Chapter 11: The Berlin Republic
About the Author
Sam A. Mustafa has produced an eminently readable survey history that both engages and stimulates the student. I have found it tremendously useful when teaching on modern German history. While able to stand on its own and provide a wealth of ideas for discussion, Germany in the Modern World is succinct enough to be read in conjunction with other materials. His compact narrative covers historiographical and cultural history particularly well, emphasizing both how Germans have seen themselves and how others have seen them. Mustafa’s examples resonate, the revisions bring greater clarity and depth to his arguments, and the cogent final chapter assessing Germany through the end of 2015 is particularly welcome.
— David Barrow, University of South Dakota
Mustafa successfully presents a range of complex material in an accessible manner—my students acclaim the book as readable and enjoyable. Highly recommended for introductory courses on German history.
— Katherine Aaslestad, West Virginia University
Respected historian Sam Mustafa’s welcome second edition reflects new materials and interpretations that enhance our understanding of the course of German history. His clarity of argument and analysis of individuals and events provides an excellent foundation for students of German and European history.
— Frederick C. Schneid, High Point University
Praise for the First Edition:
Mustafa presents a concise, very readable history of Germany from Roman times to the present. He touches on Germanic migrations, the Carolingian Empire, the Reformation, and the rise of absolutism; treats more elaborately the Enlightenment, revolution, and the Romantic age; and finally concentrates on the emergence of the unified Wilhelmian German Reich and its defeat in WW I, the short-lived Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, divided Germany, and the reunification of Germany and its aftermath. Without overwhelming readers with too many details, the author skillfully combines aspects of political and social history with vignettes and portraits of major intellectual figures and developments. The engaging narrative features analysis and up-to-date interpretations of the major epochs of German history. . . . Overall, Mustafa's account is judicious and informative. The short bibliographies at the end of each chapter contain suggestions for further exploration. . . . Highly recommended. General readers to graduate students.
— Choice Reviews