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The German Revolution of 1918-1919 was a transformative moment in modern European history. It was both the end of the German Empire and the First World War, as well as the birth of the Weimar Republic, the short-lived democracy that preceded the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship. A time of great political drama, the Revolution saw unprecedented levels of mass ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 31st 2016 by Cambridge University Press
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Incisive account of the role of violence in the German Revolution. Makes strong points about the fear of a Bolshevist uprising in Germany and the effect it had on justifying government violence, the role of the media in that, and the fear of bodily disfiguration. Sometimes, Jones is overly fond of praising his own work (and tearing down that of others, most notably Heinrich August Winkler).