The Course of German History

The Course of German History❧ The Course of German History free download ➛ Author A.J.P. Taylor – Tbjewellers.co.uk One of AJP Taylor s best known books, The Course of German History is a notoriously idiosyncratic work Composed in his famously witty style, yet succinct to the point of sharpness, this is one of the One of AJP Taylor s best known books, of German Epub à The Course of German History is a notoriously idiosyncratic work Composed in his famously witty style, yet succinct to the point of sharpness, this is one of the great historian s finest, The Course Epub / if controversial, accomplishments As Taylor himself noted, the history of the Germans is a history of extremes It contains everything except moderation He could, of course, simply be referring to his own book.

Alan John Percivale Taylor was a British historian of German Epub à of the th century and renowned academic who became well known to millions through his popular television lectures.

The Course of German History eBook Ü of German  Epub
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Course of German History
  • A.J.P. Taylor
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 0415254051

10 thoughts on “The Course of German History

  1. says:

    Excellent book, which is renown itself A recent review regarding its reprinting inspired me to read it First published right after wwii, it remains in print to this day which is an endorsement of its insights Which I ve since read that people don t necessarily agree with them Appears that Taylor was a bit of personality of the day, appearing on radio talk shows and panels of all sorts in his day 1940 50s Not a typical description for the stodgy British historian.It is one of those books wh Excellent book, which is renown itself A recent review regarding its reprinting inspired me to read it First published right after wwii, it remains in print to this day which is an endorsement of its insights Which I ve since read that people don t necessarily agree with them Appears that Taylor was a bit of personality of the day, appearing on radio talk shows and panels of all sorts in his day 1940 50s Not a typical description for the stodgy British historian.It is one of those books where i start taking notes, but then half the book is worthy of remembering, so give up after awhile.some of the interesting observations Without democracy socialism would be worth nothing, but democracy is worth a great deal even when it is not socialist Regarding the Slavs as the Anglo Saxons had succeeded in North America exterminating the Indians, the effect would have been what it had on the Americans The Germans would have become the advocates of brotherlylove and international reconciliation.Cheap trade with India crushed the prosperous Hanseatic League.Luther, in the end sided with the Northern princes against the little people.Junkers a working upper class, different than the gentry of England or aristocracy of France, had to be painfully frugal to make an existence out of the sandy plains and marshes of Prussia This later reflected in the general German character of efficiency The middle American farmer also came to reflect these values Re Hitler s rise at once everyone s enemy and everyone s friend his programme of contradictory principles could succeed only in a community which had already lost all unity and self confidence.offering all to all The people could find the promise of action, new hope for themselves.Bismarck creating social security, a peculiarly ingenious idea, a great political coup, the people somewhat the employer paid their money to the government, which provided a structure to dispense their own money back to them, in turn they gave up an amount of liberty because now they were in debt to their government for their own money making the workers value securitythan liberty

  2. says:

    lucidly written but wow Taylor really h9s Germans

  3. says:

    I picked up this book on a whim from the library, mostly because my German history between Charlemagne and the world wars was completely lacking I ended up actually reading it as an anthropological study of the history of history or something like that Taylor was purposely being rather absurd in his claims, such as after Bach, Lutheran Germany had no cultural existence 10 and phases like an attempt without meaning 165 to describe any democratic or non fascist political moves His I picked up this book on a whim from the library, mostly because my German history between Charlemagne and the world wars was completely lacking I ended up actually reading it as an anthropological study of the history of history or something like that Taylor was purposely being rather absurd in his claims, such as after Bach, Lutheran Germany had no cultural existence 10 and phases like an attempt without meaning 165 to describe any democratic or non fascist political moves His general thesis that Germany was to always work to conquer all of Europe and who s people never tried to make it democratic is as outdated as his love of inevitable directions of history That being said, however, it s an interesting book His understanding of balances within the political structures of each of the governments is a good description of the complexity of governance, and his ability to explain the historical trends is very helpful, although he does tend to ignore any popular ideologies or movements because they, supposedly, made no difference to Germany If you don t mind playing what s obviously wrong on this page it s a good historical overview However, I perhaps should have picked up a different,moderate history to gain a general understanding before reading this book and trying to pick out the controversial or just wrong statements

  4. says:

    Taylor is always an enjoyable read and so this gets a minimum of three stars for me However it is very much a book of its time and suffers from a view of the German character as being docile morons led by warlike and anti democratic leaders Worth remembering that this was written in 1945 Nonetheless despite the slightly ridiculous underlying argument, it is an entertaining and informative read which gives a good overview of German history between 1803 1939 This edition Routledge 1988 reall Taylor is always an enjoyable read and so this gets a minimum of three stars for me However it is very much a book of its time and suffers from a view of the German character as being docile morons led by warlike and anti democratic leaders Worth remembering that this was written in 1945 Nonetheless despite the slightly ridiculous underlying argument, it is an entertaining and informative read which gives a good overview of German history between 1803 1939 This edition Routledge 1988 really shouldn t have been allowed to be published in its current state Typos abound and about one sentence in every hundred simply does not make sense, as words like the and is tend to go missing for some odd reason I can only assume the editor was asleep when reviewing it Try to buy another edition if you can

  5. says:

    Ridiculous, preposterous but enjoyable.

  6. says:

    This was not written for beginners I knew nothing except the basics of German History and I was completely lost I don t think it was a bad book but I d need to research alot while re reading to fully understand what was happening It s a shame the author didn t explain itI liked the last page though, it resolved nicely.This was not the edition I read, as mine wasn t available Oh well That s what I get for reading my mom s old dusty books.

  7. says:

    What it lacks in impartiality it gains succeeds in veracity of style.

  8. says:

    Taylor s book is a product of its time To my mind with it s twenty first century sensibilities it is too concerned with high politics and far too polemical.

  9. says:

    My favourite kind of history sharply opinionated and controversial A.J.P Taylor is not afraid to reject conventional interpretations regarding the course of German history, nor to impose his own constructs in replacement of them The two most salient arguments that Taylor repeatedly stresses in this book are 1 Mere ideals are not substitutes for raw POWER.2 Attempts at sociopolitical revolution without the broad support of the masses is folly.In many cases, I found myself fundamentally di My favourite kind of history sharply opinionated and controversial A.J.P Taylor is not afraid to reject conventional interpretations regarding the course of German history, nor to impose his own constructs in replacement of them The two most salient arguments that Taylor repeatedly stresses in this book are 1 Mere ideals are not substitutes for raw POWER.2 Attempts at sociopolitical revolution without the broad support of the masses is folly.In many cases, I found myself fundamentally disagreeing with Taylor s view of German history because of his overtly left socialist political leanings But that s okay, because his biases are not hidden nor obscured, and I was able to extract many relevant lessons from the book and add them to my own personal conception or model of German history

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