A Reference Guide From the Renaissance to the Present

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the people, places, events, and crucial issues of German history, and includes a narrative history and a chronology of significant events.

Book News
Dürer's horsemen surge over lost and living souls. Joseph Haydn perfects the symphony. Adolf Eichman stands in a glass cage. Here there are transcendent artists, scurvy politicians, kings, composers, saints, and the most obscene of murderers. The scattering of states becomes a nation, the Romantic movement rises and falls, and one of the most sophisticated cultures in the world grows and then is strangled by brutes. This crisply written reference includes essays on period from the tribal origins of German through the present post-unification era along with hundreds of entries describing people, places and events, a concise chronology, and illustrations including line art, period photographs and maps. The result is accessible down to the high school level and should also suit the general reader or traveler. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Facts on File
Germany is a useful reference guide that provides detailed information on the people, events, and issues that are essential to the study of German history. This new volume contains a wealth of easy-to-use features, including a chronology of significant events and a narrative history from the Renaissance to the present day. Major areas of coverage include Germany's increasingly multiethnic character, its troubled political history, and the contributions made by German culture to the world.

Coverage includes:
  • Konrad Adenauer
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Brandenburg
  • Dresden
  • Nazi Party
  • Prussia
  • Franz Shubert
  • Richard Wagner
  • Weimar Republic
  • and more.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, c2006
ISBN: 9780816045211 (hc : alk. paper)
0816045216 (hc : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R943 BIE
Characteristics: viii, 856 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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