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Perspectives on Modern German Economic History and Policy (Hardback)
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Perspectives on Modern German Economic History and Policy (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 30/05/1991
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This collection of essays covers themes central to German economic history while considering their interaction with other historical phenomena. Among the essays Borchardt considers Germany's late start as an industrial nation, the West-East developmental gradient, key patterns of long-term economic development, and unusual changes in the phenomena of business cycles. The collection also contains the essays which have become the subject of so-called 'Borchardt controversies', in which hypotheses are presented on the economic causes of the collapse of the parliamentary regime by 1929-30, at the very end of the 'crisis before the crisis'. He also explains why there were no alternatives to the economic policies of the slump, and in particular why there was no 'miracle weapon' against Hitler's seizure of power. These are among the most original and stimulating contributions of recent years to the economic history of modern Germany and will be of interest to anyone who ponders deeply the meaning of history.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521363105
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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' ... a collection of illuminating, crisply written and pugnacious essays on the economic history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany, thematically united in that they rest on the application to specific situations of long-run perspectives. They have become 'classic' articles in that they have opened up major new areas of investigation.' Harold James, Princeton University
"...a collection of illuminating, crisply written and pugnacious essays on the economic history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Germany, thematically united in that they rest on the application to specific situations of long-run perspectives. They have become 'classic' articles in that they have opened up major new areas of investigation." Harold James, Princeton University
"...this collection of essays is informed, controversial, and thorough. Its failings in terms of clear statistical presentations and modelling should not detract from its usefulness as an introduction to a fascinating literature. It could certainly serve as supplementary reading for a modern European Economic History course." Douglas Fisher, Southern Economic Journal
"...this collection of stimulating and lively written essays provides the reader with a wide range of insights into modern German economic history. It will prove to be a valuable resource for both historians and economists." Journal of Comparative Economics
"This anthology does much to increase our knowledge of twentieth-century Europe." John Komlos, Journal of Modern History

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