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  1. Essential books 5 items
    ** TWO STARS: ESSENTIAL READING FOR THE SEMINAR * ONE STAR: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED NO STAR: RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING HOWEVER: Please be aware that there are many ways to garner information on the Weimar Republic. It is one of the most highly researched areas of German history. Thus, there are several books that provide similar information. If you cannot get hold of one book, try another one!
    1. The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Edward Dimendberg 1994

      Book  (Essential Document Collection)

    2. The following books will be used very often. Multiple copies or ebook-editions are available in the Hallward. Thus no need for buying.

    3. The Weimar Republic: the crisis of classical modernity - Detlev Peukert, Richard Deveson 1993

      Book  (Interesting Interpretation)

    4. The Weimar Republic - Eberhard Kolb and Eberhard Kolb 2004

      Book  (Essential Textbook. Very high accuracy).

    5. The coming of the Third Reich - Richard J. Evans 2004

      Book  In general very good, but at times a bit sloppy with detail and detailed interpretations. Use for a good and readable overview

  2. Essential Document Collections with Abbreviations 5 items
    1. The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Edward Dimendberg 1994

      Book  WSB

    2. The Lost peace: international relations in Europe, 1918-1939 - Anthony P. Adamthwaite 1980

      Book  LP

    3. The political institutions of the German revolution, 1918-1919 - Charles Burton Burdick, Ralph Haswell Lutz 1966

      Book  PIGR

  3. PART I: INTRODUCTION 31 items
    1. Seminar 2: Historiography 10 items
      1. Essential Reading 3 items
        1. The Sonderweg-Debate (Social-political approach) 1 item
          1. ** Asymmetrical Historical Comparison: The Case of the German Sonderweg - Jürgen Kocka 1999

            Article Essential [Good overview of the theoriographical debate on the ‘peculiar path’. Strong argument about ‘pe-culiar conditions’.]

        2. Social-Cultural Approach 1 item
          1. ** The Weimar Republic: the crisis of classical modernity - Detlev Peukert, Richard Deveson 1993

            Book Essential Introduction: Chapter 1 [classic interpretation of the collapse of the Weimar Republic]

        3. European Explanation 1 item
          1. Chapter 1 - The Deserted Temple of Democracy, from: Dark continent: Europe's twentieth century

            Chapter Essential [Classic overview of the crisis of democracy in interwar Europe].

      2. Recommended additional reading 7 items
        1. Peculiar Path: Overview / Contemporary views 1 item
          1. * Chapter 1.1 - German peculiarities, from: The coming of the Third Reich

            Chapter Recommended [Evans argues comparable to Kocka that there were special ‘conditions’]

        2. Peculiar path: Negative view 2 items
          1. * East Elbian Landed Elites and Germany’s Turn to Fascism: The Sonderweg Controversy Revis-ited - S. Baranowski 1996

            Article Recommended [Renewed ‘peculiar’ path analysis, rebranded as ‘unique’ development. Overvalues the role of the ‘Junker’ after 1933.]

          2. From Kaiserreich to Third Reich: elements of continuity in German history, 1871-1945 - Fritz Fischer, Roger Fletcher 1986

            Book 

        3. Post-Revisionist View: (Imperial) Germany and Prussia did NOT follow a peculiar path… 2 items
          1. * The Peculiarities of German History : Bourgeois Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Germany - David Blackbourn and Geoff Eley 2014

            Book Recommended [Turning point in the peculiar path debate]

          2. * Iron kingdom: the rise and downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 - Christopher M. Clark 2007

            Book Recommended chapters on unification. [Standard on Prussian history and strong opposing view to Prussian ‘pe-culiar path’.]

        4. European Explanation (no peculiar path) 1 item
          1. The vanquished: why the First World War failed to end, 1917-1923 - Robert Gerwarth 2017

            Book Recommended [Another very good book on the post-war crisis in a European context].

        5. Further historiographical debates 1 item
          1. * The Weimar Republic - Eberhard Kolb and Eberhard Kolb 2004

            Book Recommended Look up the second section on historiographical debates. [Excellent overview of all historio-graphical debates on the Weimar Republic]

    2. Seminar 3: Social change and crisis at the end of WWI 11 items
      1. Social Change during the War 1 item
      2. Political Change during the War in 1917 4 items
      3. Political Change in 1918: Wilson’s 14 points and the October Reforms 2 items
      4. The consequences of the lost war: feelings of chaos and decline 1 item
      5. Essential Secondary Reading 3 items
        1. ** Germany after the First World War - Richard Bessel, MyiLibrary 1993 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential chapter 1 and chapter 8

    3. Seminar 4: Introduction to Source Analysis 10 items
      1. Essential Primary Sources 8 items
      2. Essential Document Collections 2 items
        1. ** The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Edward Dimendberg 1994

          Book Essential

  4. PART II: THE POST-WAR CRISIS, 1917-23 98 items
    1. Seminar 5: Revolution 22 items
      1. Agenda 14 items
        1. 5.5.3.1 Preparation 0 items
          Read the essential chapter in Kolb and the primary sources.
        2. 5.5.3.2 Historical Overview: From Proclamation of the Republic to National Assembly 1 item
        3. The Council Movement 2 items
        4. The end of the council movement 1 item
        5. 5.5.3.5 The revolutionary left: From the Spartacus Group to the Communist Party 1 item
        6. The radicalization of the minority and the deepening split of the left 1 item
        7. Restoring ‘Order’: The ‘Counter’-Reaction by the Social Democrats 3 items
        8. Essential Primary Sources 5 items
          1. Weimar Republic Source-Book (WSB) 3 items
          2. Political Institutions of the German Revolution 1 item
          3. Röhl: From Bismarck to Hitler 1 item
      2. Essential Reading 2 items
      3. Recommended Additional Reading 6 items
        1. * Historical Dictionary of Germany's Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 - C. Paul Vincent 1997

          Book Recommended sections on: the Communist party and Rosa Luxemburg

        2. * Revolution in central Europe 1918-1919 - F. L. Carsten 1988, c1972

          Book Recommended

        3. * The rise and fall of Weimar democracy - Hans Mommsen 1996

          Book Recommended Chapters 1,2, and 3

        4. * The problem of revolution in Germany 1789-1989 - Reinhard Rürup 2000

          Book Recommended

    2. Seminar 6: Counter-Revolution and the Rise of Fascism 21 items
      1. 5.6.2.1 The Freikorps: Motivations for joining 1 item
        1. ** The Outlawed, from: The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Ernst von Salomon

          Chapter Essential

      2. The Front Generation? 1 item
      3. Assassinations: How many and why? 1 item
      4. Kapp Putsch 1 item
      5. The Rise of the Nazi Party 1 item
      6. Hitler Putsch in 1923 2 items
      7. Essential Primary Sources 4 items
        1. ** The Outlawed, from: The Weimar Republic sourcebook - Ernst von Salomon

          Chapter Essential

      8. Essential Secondary Reading 3 items
      9. Recommended Additional Reading 7 items
        1. * The Weimar Republic - Eberhard Kolb and Eberhard Kolb 2004

          Book Recommended Chapters on Revolution/Counter-Revolution etc.

        2. * Paramilitary politics in Weimar Germany - James M. Diehl c1977

          Book Recommended

        3. * Male fantasies: 1: Women, floods, bodies, history - Klaus Theweleit 1987

          Book Recommended

        4. * Male fantasies: psychoanalyzing the white terror, Vol. 2: Male bodies - Klaus Theweleit 1988

          Book Recommended

    3. Seminar 7: The first crisis of Democracy, 1918-23 23 items
      1. Agenda 12 items
        1. From the National Assembly to Coalition governments 1 item
        2. 5.7.2.3 Hugo Preuß: The Father of the Weimar Constitution: Social Justice as the core of so-ciety 2 items
        3. The Constitution of the Weimar Republic: Ideas on the welfare state? 1 item
        4. Carl Schmitt: the authoritarian right-wing view of the Constitution: ethnic homoge-neity as the core of society 2 items
          1. ** Carl Schmitt: On the Contradiction between Parliamentarism and Democracy, WRS, pp. 334ff.

        5. The Parties 5 items
        6. Coalition Governments 1 item
          1. **  Overview of Coalition Governments in the Weimar Republic

            https://www.dropbox.com/s/licae8phms5pc7k/Cabinets.xlsx?dl=0

      2. Essential Primary Source 3 items
        1. ** Carl Schmitt: On the Contradiction between Parliamentarism and Democracy, WRS, pp. 334ff.

      3. Essential Secondary Reading 4 items
      4. Recommended further reading: 4 items
    4. Seminar 8: Shell-Shock Cinema 24 items
      1. Preparation 3 items
        1. ** Weimar cinema: an essential guide to classic films of the era - Noah William Isenberg, MyiLibrary c2009 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read the article on 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'

        2. ** From Caligari to Hitler : a psychological history of the German film - Siegfried Kracauer, Leonardo Quaresima 2004

          Book  Chapter on Caligari

        3. ** Shell shock cinema: Weimar culture and the wounds of war - Anton Kaes c2009

          Book  Introduction (essential) and – if possible – part 2: Tales from the Asylum (Recommended)

      2. Seminar 9: Versailles and the Fragile Peace 5 items
        1. Agenda 5 items
          1. The Treaty of Versailles 1 item
            1. ** Treaty of Versailles (1919), Doc. 2 , from: The Weimar Republic sourcebook

              Chapter  (Please read full version on the internet) http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/1919.htm

          2. The government’s reaction at the time 1 item
          3. The popular discussion on the Treaty of Versailles 3 items
            1. The economic consequences of the peace - John Maynard Keynes c1919

              Book 

      3. Essential Primary Sources 1 item
        1. ** The Treaty of Versailles (1919),Doc. 2, from: The Weimar Republic sourcebook

          Chapter  (Please look at full version on the internet) http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/1919.htm

      4. Essential Secondary Reading 5 items
      5. Recommended Reading 10 items
        1. * Europe between the wars: a political history - Martin Kitchen c1988

          Book 

        2. * The inter-war crisis, 1919 - 1939 - R. J. Overy 1994

          Book 

        3. * Competing visions of world order: global moments and movements, 1880s-1930s - Sebastian Conrad, Dominic Sachsenmaier, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book 

    5. Seminar 10: Stresemann and the end of the post-war crisis 8 items
      1. Part 1: Agenda 7 items
        1. Stresemann and the DVP – an overview 1 item
        2. The occupation of the Ruhr 2 items
        3. Hyper-Inflation 2 items
        4. The Dawes-Plan 2 items
      2. Essential Secondary Reading 1 item
    6. Seminar 11: Directed Studies Week: Gobbet Analysis 0 items
    7. Seminar 12: Directed Studies Week: Gobbet Analysis 0 items
    8. Seminar 13: Feedback on Gobbet Analysis 0 items
  5. PART III: THE CRISIS OF MODERN SOCIETY: THE “GOLDEN 1920s” 124 items
    1. Seminar 14: America and the “Golden 1920s”, 1923-1929 10 items
      1. Source Discussions (All Sources are taken from the Weimar Republic Source Book) 7 items
        1. 1. Rationalization/Fordism 2 items
        2. 2. Music 3 items
        3. 3. Women 2 items
      2. Essential Secondary Reading 3 items
        1. ** The Weimar Republic: the crisis of classical modernity - Detlev Peukert, Richard Deveson 1993

          Book  Section: Debate on America

    2. Seminar 15: Gender Roles: Between ‘new woman’ and ‘right-wing’ female activism 31 items
      1. Agenda 11 items
        1. WWI: The great catalyst for change in female gender roles? 3 items
        2. Women in Politics 2 items
        3. The New Woman – illusion or reality? 4 items
        4. The debate on paragraph 218 – Abortion Law 2 items
      2. Essential Primary Sources 4 items
      3. Essential Secondary Reading 5 items
      4. Recommended further reading 11 items
        1. * The feminist movement in Germany, 1894-1933 - Richard J. Evans 1976

          Book 

        2. * Mothers of the nation: right-wing women in Weimar Germany - Raffael Scheck 2004

          Book 

        3. Cultures of abortion in Weimar Germany - Cornelie Usborne 2011

          Book 

    3. Seminar 16: ‘Male Fantasies/Crisis’: ‘Heroes’ and Male Body-Culture 24 items
      1. Agenda 8 items
        1. The post-war ‘body’: War Glorification and Trauma 2 items
          1. ** Jünger, Ernst: Fire, WRS, Source 8

        2. Sports: Sports as a surrogate for male military training 2 items
        3. The social and religious male body: Male identity in industrial society 1 item
        4. Sport as a way to keep fit in modern society 2 items
        5. Boxing – the hypermasculine body – and the emergence of mass consumer culture 1 item
      2. Essential Primary Sources 5 items
        1. ** Jünger, Ernst: Fire, WRS, Source 8

      3. Essential Reading 3 items
      4. Recommended Reading 8 items
        1. *Kruger, A. (1999), '"Once the Olympics are through, we'll beat up the Jew" - German Jewish sport 1898-1938 and the anti-Semitic discourse', Journal of Sport History [online text], Journal of Sport History, 26 (2), 353-75. 

        2. *Pfister, G. and Niewerth, T. (1999), 'Jewish women in gymnastics and sport in Germany 1898-1938', Journal of Sport History [online text], Journal of Sport History, 26 (2), 287-325. 

        3. * Male fantasies: 1: Women, floods, bodies, history - Klaus Theweleit 1987

          Book 

    4. Seminar 17: “Sex, Crime and the City”: Mass Media and Fears of Urban Crime 15 items
      1. Agenda 4 items
        1. City and Modern Society 1 item
        2. M- Fritz Lang 1 item
        3. Left-Wing Agit-Prop: The politicization of mass culture 1 item
        4. Laws: Germany’s Law to “Protect Youth from Worthless and Obscene Publications” 1 item
      2. Essential Secondary Reading 2 items
      3. Recommended Reading 9 items
        1. * Mass media, culture, and society in twentieth-century Germany - Karl Christian Führer, Corey Ross 2006

          Book 

        2. Press and politics in the Weimar Republic - Bernhard Fulda c2009 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        3. * Film and politics in the Weimar republic - Thomas G. Plummer 1982

          Book 

    5. Seminar 18: Mass media and new gender roles 1 item
      1. Cities and new gender roles / breakdown of authority 1 item
    6. Seminar 19: Youth 21 items
      1. Youth Movement and organisations 4 items
      2. Youth unemployment 1 item
      3. Essential Primary Sources 5 items
      4. Essential Reading 4 items
        1. ** The Weimar Republic: the crisis of classical modernity - Detlev Peukert, Richard Deveson 1993

          Book 

      5. Recommended Reading: 7 items
        1. * Nazi youth in the Weimar Republic - Peter D. Stachura 1975

          Book 

    7. Seminar 20: Envisioning modern society: The Bauhaus 8 items
      1. Agenda 2 items
        1. The expressionist social romantic early approach 1 item
        2. The Marxist internationalist functionalist approach 1 item
      2. Essential Primary Reading 3 items
      3. Essential Secondary Reading 3 items
        1. ** The Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago - Hans Maria Wingler, Joseph Stein 1969

          Book 

    8. Seminar 21: The Conservative Revolution and the romanisa-tion of the country-side 14 items
      1. Agenda 3 items
        1. The Third Reich 1 item
        2. Concept of the Political 1 item
        3. Revolution from the right 1 item
      2. Essential Reading 2 items
        1. ** The conservative revolution in the Weimar Republic - Roger Woods 1996

          Book 

      3. Recommended Literature 3 items
      4. The debate on the City as the corner-stone of modern decadent society 5 items
      5. Traditional conservative ‘counter-images’? Images of Rural Life 1 item
    9. Seminar 22: Essay writing prep 0 items
    10. Seminar 23: Self-Directed Study: Develop an Essay Plan 0 items
    11. Seminar 24: Self-Directed Study: Develop an Essay Plan 0 items
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