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Maier, Charles S.

Works: 105 works in 458 publications in 4 languages and 14,075 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Personal narratives‡vJewish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Speaker, Publishing director, Creator
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Most widely held works by Charles S Maier
The unmasterable past : History, holocaust, and German national identity by Charles S Maier( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic lessons of the past. for advanced students of the Holocaust and adult readers
Dissolution : the crisis of Communism and the end of East Germany by Charles S Maier( Book )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of one of the great transformations of our century, the sudden and unexpected fall of communism as a ruling system, Charles Maier recounts the history and demise of East Germany. Dissolution is his poignant, analytically provocative account of the decline and fall of the late German Democratic Republic. This book explains the powerful causes for the disintegration of German communism as it constructs the complex history of the GDR. Maier looks at the turning points in East Germany's forty-year history and at the mix of coercion and consent by which the regime functioned. He
Recasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the decade after World War I by Charles S Maier( Book )

65 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Maier, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars of European history, published Recasting Bourgeois Europe as his first book in 1975. Based on extensive archival research, the book examines how European societies progressed from a moment of social vulnerability to one of political and economic stabilization. Arguing that a common trajectory calls for a multi country analysis, Maier provides a comparative history of three European nations and argues that they did not simply return to a prewar status quo, but achieved a new balance of state authority and interest group representation. While most previous accounts presented the decade as a prelude to the Depression and dictatorships, Maier suggests that the stabilization of the 1920s, vulnerable as it was, foreshadowed the more enduring political stability achieved after World War II. The immense and ambitious scope of this book, its ability to follow diverse histories in detail, and its effort to explain stabilization-and not just revolution or breakdown-have made it a classic of European history
Among empires : American ascendancy and its predecessors by Charles S Maier( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With learning, dispassion and clarity, this book offers comparisons and an original account of American power. It explores the exercise of US power in the 19th and 20th centuries, analysing its economic and strategic sources and the nation's relationship to predecessors and rivals
The Politics of inflation and economic stagnation : theoretical approaches and international case studies by Leon N Lindberg( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of stability : explorations in historical political economy by Charles S Maier( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteenth of May: the advent of De Gaulle's Republic by Charles S Maier( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing boundaries of the political : essays on the evolving balance between the state and society, public and private in Europe by Charles S Maier( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new understanding of the nature of advanced industrial economies is derived from this extensive investigation of the ways in which the boundaries of the political have changed in Europe since the 1960s
The Cold War in Europe by Charles S Maier( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now that the Cold War is over, this book is especially timely: it analyzes and summarizes the events that ushered in an epoch of history nearly fifty years ago, and provides an analysis of the forces that were suppressed or strengthened during the Cold War - and some of which are now unleashed again." "Professor Maier begins his book by discussing the different interpretations of the Cold War among leading commentators. A selection of the most important essays on the origins of the Cold War by well-known politicians and scholars provides the critical spectrum of the debate on the acceleration of the Cold War." "These contributors investigate the events that led to a division of Europe into spheres of influence on both a global and regional basis. The roles of the giants of history, such as Churchill, Stalin, and Truman, as well as those of local leaders, are illuminated in these essays. Special emphasis is placed on the political economy of the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, the conditions for new labor movements, welfare capitalism, the European economies after the collapse of fascism, and the politics of productivity." "This edition includes new texts based on a trove of new sources from the archives of the former Warsaw Pact states. Key Soviet documents on decision-making during the Hungarian crisis of 1956 combined with a fresh examination of military strategy and the arms race indicate that disputes over Berlin did not lead to a war because of fears about nuclear escalation."--BOOK JACKET
The Origins of the cold war and contemporary Europe by Charles S Maier( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once within borders : territories of power, wealth, and belonging since 1500 by Charles S Maier( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, human societies have been organized preeminently as territories-- politically bounded regions whose borders define the jurisdiction of laws and the movement of peoples. At a time when the technologies of globalization are eroding barriers to communication, transportation, and trade, Once Within Borders explores the fitful evolution of territorial organization as a worldwide practice of human societies. Master historian Charles S. Maier tracks the epochal changes that have defined territories over five centuries and draws attention to ideas and technologies that contribute to territoriality's remarkable resilience. Territorial boundaries transform geography into history by providing a framework for organizing political and economic life. But properties of territory--their meanings and applications--have changed considerably across space and time. In the West, modern territoriality developed in tandem with ideas of sovereignty in the seventeenth century. Sovereign rulers took steps to fortify their borders, map and privatize the land, and centralize their sway over the populations and resources within their domain. The arrival of railroads and the telegraph enabled territorial expansion at home and abroad as well as the extension of control over large spaces. By the late nineteenth century, the extent of a nation's territory had become an index of its power, with overseas colonial possessions augmenting prestige and wealth and redefining territoriality. Turning to the geopolitical crises of the twentieth century, Maier pays close attention to our present moment, asking in what ways modern nations and economies still live within borders and to what degree our societies have moved toward a post-territorial world.--
The Marshall Plan and Germany : West German development within the framework of the European Recovery Program( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of the Nazi regime : historical reassessments( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marshall Plan : a retrospective( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europæisk historie i Efterkrigstiden. Om Marshall-planen, USA's storslåede hjælp til Europa efter 2. Verdenskrig til genopbygningen og genrejsningen - og genoprettelsen. Oprindeligt blev Marshall-hjælpen anset som det vigtigste bidrag til Europas økonomiske genrejsning efter krigen, men i 1960'erne i takt med den stigende kritiske holdning overfor USA blev planen og hjælpen ofte udlagt som USA's forsøg på at dominere de europæiske staters politik, både indenrigs- og udenrigs. I denne bog, som udkom i 1984, forsøger en række historikere og økonomer at vurdere Marshall-hjælpen og give den en ny objektiv bedømmelse. Bogens hovedafsnit: The American Origins of the Marshall-Plan; The European Response: Strategies for Reconstruction within the Framework of the European Recovery Program; The Economics of the Marshall-Plan; International Legacies of the Marshall-Plan; Conclusion: Final Remarks on the Marshall-Plan
Has liberalism failed women? : assuring equal representation in Europe and the United States by Jytte Klausen( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book comes out of a conference in April of 1999 at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University on the topic of 'Gender Parity and the Liberal Tradition: Proposals and Debates in Europe and the United States.' It is a collection of short essays that attempt to capture the theoretical arguments and policy changes presented at the conference. The essays are divided into three sections, each of which approaches from a different angle the central question of whether liberalism has failed women. The first section aims to frame the discussion by outlining the theoretical arguments for the amendments or revisions implied by the proponents of the Parity Movement in Europe and for the concerns raised by critics. The second describes recent changes in party rules, European legal framework, and national constitutions, as well as the gains made by women in response to rule change. The third section provides American perspectives on the lessons that parity advocates might draw from affirmative action policies and speculations about how parity rules would work in the American context. The essays are drawn from top European and American scholars."--Publisher description
Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood by Charles S Maier( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his tough-minded treatise of 1651. Leviathan 2.0 updates this classic account to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, before it unraveled into the political uncertainty that persists today. Modern states were far from immune to the modernizing forces of war, technology, and ideology. From 1845 to 1880, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina were all reconstituted through territorial violence. Europe witnessed the unification of Germany and Italy, while Asian nations such as Japan tried to mitigate foreign incursions through state-building reforms. A global wave of revolution at the turn of the century pushed the modernization process further in China, Russia, Iran, and Ottoman Turkey. By the late 1930s, with the rise of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the momentum of history seemed to shift toward war-glorifying totalitarian states. But several variants of the modern state survived World War II: the welfare states of Western democracies; single-party socialist governments; and governments dominated by the military, especially prevalent in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Toward the end of the twentieth century, all of these forms stood in growing tension with the transformative influences of globalized capitalism. Modern statehood recreated itself in many ways, Maier concludes, but finally had to adopt a precarious equilibrium with ever more powerful economic forces.--
Deutschland und der Marshall-Plan( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rifondazione dell'Europa borghese : Francia, Germania e Italia nel decennio successivo alla prima guerra mondiale by Charles S Maier( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in Italian and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1870-1945: Weltmärkte und Weltkriege( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwischen 1870 und 1945 wurde die Welt durch die rasanten Fortschritte in Kommunikation und Transportwesen größer und kleiner zugleich. Neue Technologien verkürzen Entfernungen und beschleunigen den Austausch von Menschen, Produkten und Ideen. Der Band behandelt ein Zeitalter, in dem die wachsende globale Vernetzung nicht nur neue Ambitionen weckte, sondern auch Ängste und Rivalitäten, die sich schließlich in zwei Weltkriegen entluden - den zerstörerischsten Konflikten in der Geschichte der Menschheit. Jeder Beitrag des Bandes erörtert ein zentrales Thema: die Entstehung des modernen Staates und die Entwicklung der internationalen Beziehungen; imperiale Begegnungen und Konfrontationen; Bevölkerung und Migration; Weltmärkte und Hochindustrialisierung; transnationale gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Netzwerke. Mit den modernen Staatsformen und den wechselhaften Schicksalen der Imperien verstärkten sich die Anstrengungen, territoriale Grenzen abzustecken und zu kontrollieren. Doch während Menschen, Produkte, Kapital, Technologien und Loyalitäten über diese Absperrungen hinwegströmten, zerbrachen alte politische Ordnungen und mentale Selbstverständlichkeiten - in unerwarteten, oft grauenvollen und manchmal befreienden Eruptionen der Geschichte. "Fünf große Themenkreise verwebt der meisterliche erste Band einer neuen "Geschichte der Welt": Die Erfindung moderner Staatlichkeit, die global agierenden Imperien, das Phänomen der Migration, die Warenketten der globalen Wirtschaft und transnationale Strömungen... Wer sich die nötige Zeit gönnt, dieses wahrhaft große Buch zu erkunden, fühlt sich am Ende wie geläutert. Die Autoren dieses Bandes haben tausende von bunten Fäden unter der Regie der Herausgeberin zu einen meisterlich komponierten Wandteppich verwoben, der unser Wissen über die Epoche unserer unmittelbaren Vorfahren enorm vertieft und nicht nur Respekt einflößt vor ihrem Überlebenswillen und ihren Überlebensstrategien, sondern - ganz dezent - uns auch hilft, die Fehlentwicklungen unserer Gegenwart schärfer zu diagnostizieren" (
Unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten : Europa und die Vereinigten Staaten by Charles S Maier( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The unmasterable past : History, holocaust, and German national identity
Alternative Names
Charles Maier US-amerikanischer Historiker

Charles S. Maier Amerikaans historicus

Charles S. Maier amerikansk historikar

Charles S. Maier amerikansk historiker

Charles S. Maier historien américain

Charles S. Maier storico statunitense

Maier, Charles.

Maier, Charles 1939-

Maier , Charles Steven

Maier, Charles Steven 1939-



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Dissolution : the crisis of Communism and the end of East GermanyRecasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the decade after World War IAmong empires : American ascendancy and its predecessorsThe Politics of inflation and economic stagnation : theoretical approaches and international case studiesIn search of stability : explorations in historical political economyChanging boundaries of the political : essays on the evolving balance between the state and society, public and private in EuropeThe Cold War in EuropeHas liberalism failed women? : assuring equal representation in Europe and the United States