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Jarausch, Konrad Hugo

Works: 146 works in 677 publications in 4 languages and 22,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vGerman 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Other, Thesis advisor, Creator, Contributor, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Konrad Hugo Jarausch
Most widely held works by Konrad Hugo Jarausch
The rush to German unity by Konrad H Jarausch( )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bringing down of the Berlin Wall is one of the most vivid images and historic events of the late twentieth century. The reunification of Germany has transformed the face of Europe. In one stunning year, two separate states with clashing ideologies, hostile armies, competing economies, and incompatible social systems merged into one. The speed and extent of the reunification was so great that many people are still trying to understand the events. Initial elation has given way to the realities and problems posed in reuniting two such different systems. The Rush to German Unity presents a clear historical reconstruction of the confusing events. It focuses on the dramatic experiences of the East German people but also explores the decisions of the West German elite. Konrad H. Jarausch draws on the rich sources produced by the collapse of the GDR and on the public debate in the FRG. Beginning with vivid media images, the text probes the background of a problem, traces its treatment and resolution and then reflects on its implications. Combining an insider's insights with an outsider's detachment, the interpretation balances the celebratory and the catastrophic views. The unification process was democratic, peaceful and negotiated. But the merger was also bureaucratic, capitalistic and one-sided. Popular pressures and political manipulation combined to create a rush to unity that threatened to escape control. The revolution moved from a civic rising to a national movement and ended up as reconstruction from the outside. An ideal source for general readers and students, The Rush to German Unity explores whether solving the old German problem has merely created new difficulties
Shattered past : reconstructing German histories by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken glass, twisted beams, piles of debris--these are the early memories of the children who grew up amidst the ruins of the Third Reich. More than five decades later, German youth inhabit manicured suburbs and stroll along prosperous pedestrian malls. Shattered Past is a bold reconsideration of the perplexing pattern of Germany's twentieth-century history. Konrad Jarausch and Michael Geyer explore the staggering gap between the country's role in the terrors of war and its subsequent success as a democracy. They argue that the collapse of Communism, national reunification, and the postmodern shift call for a new reading of the country's turbulent development, one that no longer suggests continuity but rupture and conflict.Comprising original essays, the book begins by reexamining the nationalist, socialist, and liberal master narratives that have dominated the presentation of German history but are now losing their hold. Treated next are major issues of recent debate that suggest how new kinds of German history might be written: annihilationist warfare, complicity with dictatorship, the taming of power, the impact of migration, the struggle over national identity, redefinitions of womanhood, and the development of consumption as well as popular culture. The concluding chapters reflect on the country's gradual transition from chaos to civility. This penetrating study will spark a fresh debate about the meaning of the German past during the last century. There is no single master narrative, no Weltgeist, to be discovered. But there is a fascinating story to be told in many different ways
After Hitler : recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995 by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did the Germans manage to recover from the shattering experience of defeat in World War II and rehabilitate themselves from the shame and horror of the Holocaust? In After Hitler, Konrad H. Jarausch seeks to answer this question by analyzing how civility and civil society, destroyed by the Nazi regime, were restored during the post-war period." "Unlike other intellectual inquiries into German efforts to deal with the Nazi past, After Hitler primarily focuses on the practical lessons a disoriented people drew from their past misdeeds, and their struggle to create a new society with a sincere and deep commitment to human rights. After Hitler offers a comprehensive view of the breathtaking transformation of the Germans from the defeated Nazi accomplices and Holocaust perpetrators of 1945 to the civilized, democratic people of today's Germany."--Jacket
German professions, 1800-1950 by Geoffrey Cocks( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the middle class in national development has always been of interest to historians concerned with the ""peculiarities"" of German history. Recently, the professional sector of the German middle class has come under historical scrutiny as part of a re-examination of those features ofGerman society common to Western industrializing nations. This work provides comprehensive coverage of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany from the point of view of this new field. The contributors discuss the formation and development of such diverse professions as law, medicine, teaching, engine
Out of ashes : a new history of Europe in the twentieth century by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over the globe, only to become embroiled in the bloodshed of World War I, which brought an end to their optimism and gave rise to competing democratic, communist, and fascist ideologies. He shows how the 1920s witnessed renewed hope and a flourishing of modernist art and literature, but how the decade ended in economic collapse and gave rise to a second, more devastating world war and genocide on an unprecedented scale. Jarausch further explores how Western Europe surprisingly recovered due to American help and political integration. Finally, he examines how the Cold War pushed the divided continent to the brink of nuclear annihilation, and how the unforeseen triumph of liberal capitalism came to be threatened by Islamic fundamentalism, global economic crisis, and an uncertain future. A stunning achievement, Out of Ashes explores the paradox of the European encounter with modernity in the twentieth century, shedding new light on why it led to cataclysm, inhumanity, and self-destruction, but also social justice, democracy, and peace"--
The unfree professions : German lawyers, teachers, and engineers, 1900-1950 by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could educated professionals have supported the Nazi movement and collaborated with Hitler's inhuman policies? Jarausch examines this fascinating and largely unexplored subject, tracing the social, ideological, and political development of three representative German professions--law, teaching, and engineering--from the late Empire to the early Federal Republic. Based on a reformulated professionalization theory and on authoritative statistics, he describes professional prosperity and prestige in the Second Reich and analyzes the social crisis brought on by hyperinflation, stabilization, a
Reluctant accomplice : a Wehrmacht soldier's letters from the Eastern Front by Konrad Jarausch( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctant Accomplice is a volume of the wartime letters of Dr. Konrad Jarausch, a German high-school teacher of religion and history who served in a reserve battalion of Hitler's army in Poland and Russia, where he died of typhoid in 1942. He wrote most of these letters to his wife, Elisabeth. His son, acclaimed German historian Konrad H. Jarausch, brings them together here to tell the gripping story of a patriotic soldier of the Third Reich who, through witnessing its atrocities in the East, begins to doubt the war's moral legitimacy. These letters grow increasingly critical, and th
Students, society, and politics in imperial Germany : the rise of academic illiberalism by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and German and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konrad H. Jarausch studies the social structure of the German university and the mentality of its students during the Imperial period as an example of a wider European academic desertion of liberalism. He finds that German higher education combined scientific world leadership and competent professional training with an eroding liberal education (Bildung) to create an educated class that was tragically susceptible to the appeal of the Third Reich. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The enigmatic chancellor; Bethmann Hollweg and the hubris of Imperial Germany by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg (29 November 1856? 1 January 1921) was a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor of the German Empire from 1909 to 1917"--Wikipedia
The Cold War : historiography, memory, representation by Konrad H Jarausch( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. These general themes are illustrated through a case study of Cold War memory in Berlin, which was a unique former center of Cold War confrontation and competition"--Provided by publisher
Uniting Germany : documents and debates, 1944-1993 by Allison Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken lives : how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken Lives is a gripping account of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of ordinary Germans who came of age under Hitler and whose lives were scarred and sometimes destroyed by what they saw and did. Drawing on six dozen memoirs by the generation of Germans born in the 1920s, Konrad Jarausch chronicles the unforgettable stories of people who lived through the Third Reich, World War II, the Holocaust, and Cold War partition, but also participated in Germany's astonishing postwar recovery, reunification, and rehabilitation. Written decades after the events, these testimonies, many of them unpublished, look back on the mistakes of young people caught up in the Nazi movement. In many, early enthusiasm turns to deep disillusionment as the price of complicity with a brutal dictatorship--fighting at the front, aerial bombing at home, murder in the concentration camps-becomes clear. Bringing together the voices of men and women, perpetrators and victims, Broken Lives reveals the intimate human details of historical events and offers new insights about persistent questions. Why did so many Germans support Hitler through years of wartime sacrifice and Nazi inhumanity? How did they finally distance themselves from this racist dictatorship and come to embrace human rights? Jarausch argues that this generation's focus on its own suffering, often maligned by historians, ultimately led to a more critical understanding of national identity-one that helped transform Germany from a military aggressor into a pillar of European democracy
United Germany : debating processes and prospects( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the attempt to unite two parts of a country divided for four decades yielded contradictory results, this volume provides a balance sheet of the successes and failures of German unification during the first quarter century after the fall of the Wall. Five themes, ranging from the transfer of political institutions to the economic crisis, from the social upheaval for women’s movements to the cultural efforts at interpretation and the changes in foreign policy have been chosen to illustrate the complexity of the process. The contributors represent a broad interdisciplinary mix of political scientists, historians, and literary scholars. Because personal experiences tend to color scholarly judgments, they are drawn from West Germany, East Germany, and the United States. This collection is the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the political, social, and intellectual consequences of the efforts to regain German unity
Children, families, and states : time policies of childcare, preschool, and primary education in Europe by Karen Hagemann( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to the demand for flexible working hours and employees who are available around the clock, the time patterns of childcare and schooling have increasingly become a political issue. Comparing the development of different "time policies" of half-day and all-day provisions in a variety of Eastern and Western European countries since the end of World War II, this innovative volume brings together internationally known experts from the fields of comparative education, history, and the social and political sciences, and makes a significant contribution to this new interdisciplinary field of compa
Quantitative methods for historians : a guide to research, data, and statistics by Konrad H Jarausch( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transformation of higher learning, 1860-1930 : expansion, diversification, social opening, and professionalization in England, Germany, Russia, and the United States( Book )

23 editions published between 1893 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictatorship as experience : towards a socio-cultural history of the GDR by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A decade after the collapse of communism, this volume presents a historical reflection on the perplexing nature of the East German dictatorship. In contrast to most political rhetoric, it seeks to establish a middle ground between totalitarianism theory, stressing the repressive features of the SED regime, and apologetics of the socialist experiment, emphasizing the normality of daily lives."--Jacket
In search of a liberal Germany : studies in the history of German liberalism from 1789 to the present by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After unity : reconfiguring German identities( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fall of the Wall revealed the precariousness of GDR loyalties and precipitated the rush to unity, the enlarged Federal Republic can no longer be considered a provisional construct; it is forced to rethink its own role and purpose as a nation-state. In order to probe this new uncertainty and to explore the consequences of unification for German politics, history and culture, political scientists, historians and literary scholars have come together in this volume to focus on the main issues of the current debate such as the shadow of the Nazi past, the threat of xenophobia, new regional tensions, persistent problems of gender relations, and the future shape of Europe. From these interdisciplinary essays a complex picture of competing and complementary identities emerges that challenges traditional and simplistic Anglo-American stereotypes and offers compelling evidence of a self-critical spirit and the democratic nature of the political culture of the new Germany
Conflicted memories : Europeanizing contemporary histories by Konrad Hugo Jarausch( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume focuses on the development of a shared conception of recent European history that will be required as an underpinning for further economic and political integration so as to make lasting cooperation on the old continent possible. It tries to overcome the traditional national framing that ironically persists just at a time when organized efforts to transform Europe from an object of debate to an actual subject have some chance of succeeding in making it into a polity in its own right."--Publisher
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German professions, 1800-1950
Shattered past : reconstructing German historiesAfter Hitler : recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995German professions, 1800-1950The unfree professions : German lawyers, teachers, and engineers, 1900-1950Reluctant accomplice : a Wehrmacht soldier's letters from the Eastern FrontUniting Germany : documents and debates, 1944-1993Children, families, and states : time policies of childcare, preschool, and primary education in EuropeQuantitative methods for historians : a guide to research, data, and statistics
Alternative Names
Jarausch, K. H.

Jarausch, Konrad.

Jarausch, Konrad 1941-

Jarausch, Konrad H.

Jarausch Konrad H. 1941-....

Jarausch, Konrad H. (Konrad Hugo)

Jarausch, Konrad Hugo 1941-

Konrad Hugo Jarausch

Konrad Jarausch deutsch-amerikanischer Historiker

Konrad Jarausch Duits historicus van de moderne tijd

Konrad Jarausch German historian of modern age and historian

Konrad Jarausch professor académico alemão

Konrad Jarausch tysk professor

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