Germany and Austria since 1814


Author: Mark Allinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444186523
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
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Germany and Austria since 1814 presents an accessible overview of the distinctive historical experiences undergone by both Germany and Austria during this period. Beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna and ending two centuries later with the consequences and ongoing challenges of German and European unification, this book focuses on political history and traces the development of liberal parliamentary democracy in Germany and Austria through to the modern Federal Republic of Germany and Second Austrian Republic, contextualising the Nazi period in both countries. Particular emphasis has been placed on exploring major developments, their causes, and the relationships between them. Fully revised, this new edition has been expanded to include a new final chapter outlining developments in both Germany and Austria from 1990 to the current day, including recent elections, as well as modifications and updates to other earlier chapters. Features include: Nine chapters, each analysing a distinct historical period and providing a timeline of the key events for quick reference and orientation Overviews of the main developments in European and World history at the beginning of each chapter, providing international context crucial to a broader understanding of historical events Authentic extracts from contemporary German political texts in the original language Topics for discussion provided in every chapter A guide to further reading and key internet resources for further research A combined glossary of German terms. Germany and Austria since 1814 provides the essential historical context necessary for an understanding of these pivotal European countries today. It will be invaluable for undergraduate students taking courses in German, History and Area Studies.

Germany and Austria 1814-2000


Author: Mark Allinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444118730
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly German grammar designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build when developing their communicative skills. The reference grammar section is easy to use, with clear explanations, authentic examples and visually appealing tables. A separate exercise section, with answers, gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned.Key features: * Colour tables and clear layout facilitate learning * Glossary of grammatical terms and accessible explanations * Designed to be used as a free-standing grammar or as a foundation grammar for Hammer's German Grammar and Usage. * Cartoons and an authentic text at the end of each chapter put the grammar points in context

Latin America since 1780


Author: Will Fowler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317360443
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 196
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Latin America since 1780 provides an accessible introductory text aimed at Spanish linguists and historians taking modules in Latin American history. It provides a compelling continental-based historical narrative supported throughout by incisive evaluation, pedagogical features, and authentic source texts in the original Spanish. This book focuses on key events such as the Wars of Independence, the Mexican, Cuban and Sandinista Revolutions, and the recent shift to the left, as well as providing short inserts on the main political protagonists such as Simon Bolívar, Getulio Vargas and Hugo Chávez. The 3rd edition has been revised in line with crucial recent political, cultural and economic developments. It offers an entirely new chapter covering the key events and issues of the 21st century, fresh topics for essays and presentations, increased attention to literary, ethnic and social culture and a new e-resource offering English translations of Spanish sources.

Comparison and History

Europe in Cross-national Perspective
Author: Deborah Cohen,Maura O'Connor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415944427
Category: History
Page: 207
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This publication celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Documentation". It reviews the progress of documentation and information provision.

The Workers' and Peasants' State

Communism and Society in East Germany Under Ulbricht 1945-71
Author: Patrick Major,Jonathan Osmond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780719062889
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Communist East Germany - officially dubbed the Workers' and Peasants' State - presented a facade of unity, between factory and farmer, male and female, young and old. The reality behind the rhetoric was, however, far more diverse. This collection of 15 original contributions, by experts in their field with access to recently-opened archives behind the former iron curtain, reveals a complex interaction between communist ideology and post-fascist society. Each essay is self-containe, providing a valuable introduction to recent debates, followed by original archival case-studies to bring alive the now defunct East Germany in its formative decades.

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage


Author: Professor Martin Durrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444174037
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 576
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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGE provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. This new edition includes: -concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use -examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly -invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent -discussion of new words from English roots such as 'zertweeten' ('to tweet'), helping you to communicate in German as used by Germans today -clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.

The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789


Author: Nicholas Atkin,Michael Biddiss,Frank Tallett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390728
Category: History
Page: 512
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The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789 is an authoritative and accessible reference guide to the major people, events, and issues that have shaped the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. Features almost a thousand alphabetical entries on modern European history Offers extensive cross-references to enhance clarity and reveal historical links and connections, and a series of maps charting the evolution of modern European states Covers the whole of continental Europe, as well as relevant aspects of the British experience Written by a trio of distinguished historians of the period

Traveling Between Worlds

German-American Encounters
Author: Thomas Adam,Ruth Gross
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585444786
Category: History
Page: 190
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In Traveling between Worlds, six authors explore the connectedness between Germans and Americans in the nineteenth century and their mutual impact on transatlantic history. Despite the ocean between them, these two groups of people were linked not only by the emigration from one to the other but also by ongoing interactions, especially among their intellectuals. Christof Mauch’s introduction examines the history of the German-American exchange and of cultural exchanges in general. Focusing on various aspects of the German-American relationship, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig examine the cultural and communicative exchanges that occurred both between the two countries and within them. Topics such as travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry are all considered. Traveling between Worlds demonstrates that exchange was facilitated and maintained by ordinary individuals such as teachers and scholars, immigrants and natives, and held implications that last to this day.

Practising German Grammar


Author: Martin Durrell,Katrin Kohl,Claudia Kaiser
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317285824
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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This new edition of Practising German Grammar provides you with varied and accessible exercises for developing an in-depth and practical awareness of German as it is spoken and written today. Whether used independently or as the ideal companion to the new sixth edition of the widely acclaimed Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage, this fourth edition of Practising German Grammar gives you the right tools to achieve high-level writing competence and comprehension of German. Using lively, authentic texts from a wide range of original sources and offering a variety of new and updated exercises designed to stimulate and to give confidence, Practising German Grammar will help you to master the complexities of the German language. Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/durrell offers a wide range of exercises and quizzes on all the main areas of German, suitable for self-study and to accompany instructed grammar courses.