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Fulbrook, Mary 1951-

Works: 81 works in 562 publications in 8 languages and 17,373 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: DD89, 943
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Fulbrook
A concise history of Germany by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

80 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from medieval times to the present
The divided nation : a history of Germany, 1918-1990 by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering all major aspects of German history from the Weimar Republic through reunification, this new book offers a remarkably rich, insightful survey of a difficult and controversial subject. It integrates East German history more fully than any previous account, offering a precisely nuanced picture of life in the GDR and a compelling account of the roots of the 1989 revolution, and incorporates the latest research in social and economic history to deepen and vivify the political narrative. A unique advantage is its full, and fully accessible, examination of current historiographical debates in the field. Comprehensive, cogent, and judiciously balanced, The Divided Nation will become the standard reference on this important subject."--Jacket
A small town near Auschwitz : ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Silesian town of Bedzin lies a mere twenty-five miles from Auschwitz. Through its linked ghettos and that of its neighboring town, some 85,000 Jews passed on their way to slave labor or the gas chambers. The principal civilian administrator of Bedzin, Udo Klausa, was a happily married family man. He was also responsible for implementing Nazi policies towards the Jews in his area - inhumane processes that were the precursors of genocide. Yet he later claimed, like so many other Germans after the war, that he had 'known nothing about it.' This book re-creates Udo Klausa's story. Using a wealth of personal letters, memoirs, testimonies, interviews and other sources, the author pieces together his role in the unfolding stigmatization and degradation of the Jews under his authority, as well as the heroic attempts at resistance on the part of some of his victims. Portrayed is a fascinating insight into the inner conflicts of a Nazi functionary who, throughout, considered himself a 'decent' man. She also explores the conflicting memories and evasions of his life after the war. But the book is much more than a portrayal of an individual man. Udo Klausa's case is so important because it is in many ways so typical. Behind Klausa's story is the larger story of how countless local functionaries across the Third Reich facilitated the murderous plans of a relatively small number among the Nazi elite - and of how those plans could never have been realized, on the same scale, without the diligent cooperation of these generally very ordinary administrators. As the author shows, men like Klausa 'knew' and yet mostly suppressed this knowledge, performing their day jobs without apparent recognition of their own role in the system, or any sense of personal wrongdoing or remorse - either before or after 1945. This account is no ordinary historical reconstruction. For the author did not discover Udo Klausa amongst the archives, she has known the Klausa family all her life. She had no inkling of her subject's true role in the Third Reich until a few years ago, a discovery that led directly to this inescapably personal professional history"--Provided by publisher
The people's state : East German society from Hitler to Honecker by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What was life really like for East Germans, effectively imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain? The headline stories of Cold War spies and surveillance by the secret police, of political repression and corruption, do not tell the whole story. After the unification of Germany in 1990 many East Germans remembered their lives as interesting, varied and full of educational, career and leisure opportunities: in many ways 'perfectly ordinary lives'." "Using the rich resources of the newly opened GDR archives, Mary Fulbrook investigates these conflicting narratives. She explores the transformation of East German society from the ruins of Hitler's Third Reich to a modernising industrial state, analysing changing social conditions and providing extraordinary insights into the ways in which individuals actively sought to shape their own lives."--BOOK JACKET
Anatomy of a dictatorship : inside the GDR, 1949-1989 by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded on the ruins of Hitler's defeated Third Reich, and lacking any intrinsic legitimacy, the German Democratic Republic nevertheless became the most stable and successful state in the Soviet bloc. Yet in the 'gentle revolution' of 1989 it collapsed with startling speed. How can this extraordinary story of political stability followed by sudden implosion be explained? With the opening of the East German archives, it is at last possible to look inside the apparently impregnable dictatorship. Mary Fulbrook provides a compelling interpretation of structures of power and patterns of popular opinion within the GDR. This absorbing study explores the ways in which the tentacles of the all-pervading state captured East German society in the grip of Stasi, party, and mass organizations, and analyses the emergence in the 1980s of oppositional cultures under the ambivalent shelter of a Protestant Church which had come to terms with the communist state
German national identity after the Holocaust by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a wide range of material - from landscapes of memory and rituals of commemoration, through private diaries, oral history interviews and public opinion poll surveys, to the speeches of politicians and the writings of professional historians, Fulbrook provides a clear analysis of key controversies, events and patterns of historical and national consciousness in East and West Germany in equal depth." "Arguing against 'essentialist' conceptions of the nation, Fulbrook presents a theory of the nation as a constructed community of shared legacy and common destiny, and shows how the conditions for the easy construction of any such identity have been notably lacking in Germany after the Holocaust." "This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in history, politics, and German and European Studies, as well as established scholars and interested members of the public."--BOOK JACKET
Piety and politics : religion and the rise of absolutism in England, Württemberg, and Prussia by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and German and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the context of continuing debates over Protestantism, capitalism and the absolutist state, this book presents a fresh historical and theoretical analysis of religion and politics in early modern Europe. The author undertakes a systematic comparative-historical analysis of the very different contributions made by the Puritan and Pietist movements to the success or failure of absolutist rule in England, Württemberg and Prussia. While Puritans and Pietists shared similar religious ideas, aspirations and ethos, they developed quite different political attitudes and alliances in each case. English Puritans made a crucial contribution to the overthrow of attempted absolutism, as the English Revolution helped ensure the further development of parliamentary rule. Pietists in Württemberg shared the anti-absolutist attitudes of the English Puritans, yet tended to remain politically passive in the constitutional struggles against absolutism. And in complete contrast, Pietists in Prussia made a vital positive contribution to the successful establishment of the militaristic, bureaucratic Prussian absolutist state
Europe since 1945( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a picture of Europe since 1945, examining the transformation that has occurred across Europe in the second half of the twentieth century. It focuses on the major general patterns of this change and explores some of the local themes and variations in different parts of Europe. Europe Since 1945 is for anyone interested in the contemporary history and politics of European history."--Jacket
German history since 1800( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical theory by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practising historians claim that their accounts of the past are something other than fiction, myth or propaganda. Yet there are significant challenges to this view, most notably from postmodernism. In Historical Theory, a prominent historian develops a highly original argument that evaluates the diversity of approaches to history and points to a constructive way forward. Mary Fulbrook argues that all historians face key theoretical questions, and that an emphasis on the facts alone is not enough. Against postmodernism, she argures that historical narratives are not simply inventions imposed on the past, and that some answers to historical questions are more plausible or adequate than others. Illustrated with numerous substantive examples and its focus is always on the most central theoretical issues and on real strategies for bridging the gap between the traces of the past and the interpretations of the present. Historical Theory is essential and enlightening reading for all historians and their students
Citizenship, nationality, and migration in Europe by David Cesarani( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE NATIONAL STATE - Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal
A history of Germany, 1918-2008 : the divided nation by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The third edition of A History of Germany traces the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Offers a persuasive interpretation of the dynamics of twentieth-century German history; treats German history from 1918-2008 from the perspective of division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth; covers the self-destructive Weimar Republic, the extremes of genocide and military aggression in the Nazi era, the division of the nation in the Cold War, and the collapse of communist East Germany and unification in 1990. New edition includes updates throughout, especially covering the Nazi period and the Holocaust; a new chapter on Germany since the 1990s; and a substantially revised and updated bibliography
Dissonant lives : generations and violence through the German dictatorships by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines ways in which Germans of different generations lived through the violent eruptions and rapid regime changes of the 20th century, revealing striking generational patterns
The two Germanies, 1945-1990 : problems of interpretation by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century Germany : politics, culture and society 1918-1990( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a clear and accessible guide to the controversial course of modern German history. A series of intellectually innovative and stimulating essays address key issues and debates, providing both chronological coverage and a thematic approach to modern German politics, economy, society, and culture
History of Germany, 1918-2000 : the divided nation by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study traces the social, cultural and political tensions in Germany since 1918. It ranges from the Weimar Republic, through the genocide and military aggression in the Nazi era, to the political experimentation of division of the nation in the Cold War, culminating in unification in 1990
Interpretations of the two Germanies, 1945-1990 by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arising from the unpromising ashes of defeated Nazi Germany, the two Germanies came to represent opposing modes of state and society. The Federal Republic established itself as a remarkably stable democracy and successful social market economy; the German Democratic Republic developed an apparently exemplary form of 'actually existing socialism' and became a pillar of the Soviet bloc. Then, with the 'gentle revolution' of 1989 in East Germany, came the sudden and unexpected collapse of Communist rule. With rapid reunification, the united Germany of 1990 faced new challenges as the unprecedented transformation created a multitude of economic problems and social tensions." "In this fully revised and updated edition, Mary Fulbrook charts a path through the major topics and areas of debate, taking account of recent developments in contemporary German history."--Jacket
National histories and European history( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: 1. State formation and national identities - 2. European perspectives - 3. Epilogue: Historians, nations and the future of Europe
Power and society in the GDR, 1961-1979 : the 'normalisation of rule'? by Mary Fulbrook( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Berlin Wall, for many people, epitomizes the communist German Democratic Republic, founded in 1949 in the Soviet-occupied zone of post-war Germany; other central features of life in the GDR appear to be under the threat of repression by Soviet tanks and surveillance by the secret security police, the Stasi . But is repression and surveillance really all there is to the GDR's history? How did people come to terms with their situation and make new lives behind the Wall? When the social history of the GDR in the 1960s and 1970s is explored, new patterns become evident. In a period characteris
Becoming East German : socialist structures and sensibilities after Hitler by Andrew I Port( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For roughly the first decade after the demise of the GDR, professional and popular interpretations of East German history concentrated primarily on forms of power and repression, as well as on dissent and resistance to communist rule. Socio-cultural approaches have increasingly shown that a single-minded emphasis on repression and coercion fails to address a number of important historical issues, including those related to the subjective experiences of those who lived under communist regimes. With that in mind, the essays in this volume explore significant physical and psychological aspects of life in the GDR, such as health and diet, leisure and dining, memories of the Nazi past, as well as identity, sports, and experiences of everyday humiliation. Situating the GDR within a broader historical context, they open up new ways of interpreting life behind the Iron Curtain - while providing a devastating critique of misleading mainstream scholarship, which continues to portray the GDR in the restrictive terms of totalitarian theory."--Pub. desc
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A concise history of Germany
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Fulbrook, Mary

Fulbrook, Mary Jean Alexandra 1951-

Mary Fulbrook britische Historikerin

Mary Fulbrook British historian

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フルブルック, メアリー 1951-

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メアリー・フルブルック 1951-

The divided nation : a history of Germany, 1918-1990The people's state : East German society from Hitler to HoneckerAnatomy of a dictatorship : inside the GDR, 1949-1989German national identity after the HolocaustPiety and politics : religion and the rise of absolutism in England, Württemberg, and PrussiaEurope since 1945German history since 1800Historical theory