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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany presents a richly illustrated, integrated, chronological account of German history from Charlemagne to the modern era. Written in a lively, accessible manner for a general audience by a leading academic expert, this book is unique in its authority, approach and scope. Martin Kitchen focusses particularly on the German people - t ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 13th 1996 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1996)
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Dawn Livingston
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I got this because I was specifically interested in the history of Germany from it's very beginnings (around the first century BC and first century AD) to about 1000 AD. I had read The History of Germany by Eleanor L. Turk and was very pleased but decided to have a look at this too. The combination of both books was very helpful and gave a very complex, fascinating view of that period of time, seemingly chaotic and changeable. I also appreciated the illustrations. I'm amazed at the quality, deta ...more
Dr.J.G.
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
There was a book on history of Germany I read a decade ago, probably between a short and a long visit to the country, and I have been trying to find the book again - it would be a bit of a chore to go all the way across the town to the new location of the library - but with little success since I thought it was Oxford publication and the writer was Mark somebody, so the google searches were as little successful as shelfari ones; meanwhile trawling through a thourough list of similar books I came ...more
Esther
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is a weird book. I'm not sure if it was hard to follow because it was not well written, or because the history of countries we think of as immutable are actually quite fuzzy. Either way, it was difficult to keep many of the details in mind, let alone in order. I read it because it was available, and at least proposed to be somewhat straightforward. But not straightforward enough, apparently.
Briapedia
Good textbook overview. I'm pretty light on my German knowledge
Eric
Mar 13, 2013 rated it liked it
A good overview, with lots of maps and pictures. It is both quick & simple, but as far as detail goes, don't look for it here.
Keith
Dec 12, 2009 rated it liked it
So far it's peeked my interest in reading more more about Frederick IV, Charles IV (of Bohemia) and Hanseatic League...what a nerd I am!
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Martin Kitchen is a British-Canadian historian, specialized in modern European history, with an emphasis on Germany. Professor Emeritus of history at Simon Fraser University, he started teaching in 1966. He also taught at the Cambridge Group for Population Studies (Cambridge University).