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Germany

In the summer before starting university, I sat through a German grammar course led by a Frau Junker. She split up the days into rigorous sections...

In the interwar period, France and Germany worked towards an integrated Europe.  

Looking beyond the usual rogues’ gallery of historical figures can help us to better understand the past.

Lyndal Roper’s superb new biography of Martin Luther sums her subject up beautifully: Luther is, she notes, a ‘difficult hero’. The German monk...

Tim Blanning offers a telling comparison at the beginning of this magisterial and insightful new biography. In 16th-century Brandenburg, the...

The popularity of Goethe’s novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, was blamed for a spate of suicides. Frank Furedi argues that it set a trend for manufactured outrage that is with us still.

Recent overviews of the Enlightenment have been pitched as correctives and as having contemporary currency. Ours is a time, so the story goes, in...

The German physicist Max Planck published a ground-breaking paper in 1900 on thermal radiation and ‘unknowingly sparked the quantum revolution’....

Peter Schröder highlights key publications on Germany’s contribution to the history of ideas from the Enlightenment to the present day.

The archetypal image of the Weimar Republic is one of political instability, economic crisis and debauched hedonism. Colin Storer challenges the clichéd view of the Republic as a tragic failed state.