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Dissonant Lives free pdf Dissonant Lives is not a standard 'history of Germany' in the twentieth century, or even of the German dictatorships. It is concerned with the ways in which Germans of different ages and life stages lived through the violent eruptions of the two world wars, and through the dictatorships of Nazism and then Communism that succeeded them. Mary Fulbrook explores the experiences and perceptions of selected individuals, analysing the ways in which major historical events, and changing structures of constraint and opportunity, affected the course of their lives and their outlooks. How did those who lived through this terrible period in German history interpret, confront, and respond to the multiple challenges of their times? How were they affected by the major economic, social, and political crises they lived through? How did living through Germany's 'second dictatorship', the German Democratic Republic, dominated by the communist power against whom the Germans had fought, affect behaviour patterns and social identities? And what implications did these experiences have for interpretations of the Nazi past? Dissonant Lives explores these important questions, seeking to view the dictatorial regimes of twentieth-century Germany 'from within'. Taking a deeper look at the life stories of individual Germans from a range of periods and backgrounds, it provides a new understanding of the ways in which not only the character of the German state, economy, and social structure changed over the century, but also the very character of people themselves.

About Mary Fulbrook

Mary Fulbrook is Professor of German History at University College London. She is the author of numerous books and articles on German history, including Anatomy of a Dictatorship, also published by Oxford University Press.

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Author : Mary Fulbrook
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 09 June 2011
ISBN : 0199287201
EAN : 9780199287208
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 672 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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