This book provides a clear and informative guide to the twists and
turns of German history from the early middle ages to the present
day. The multi-faceted, problematic history of the German lands has
provided a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation.
Mary Fulbrook provides a crisp synthesis of a vast array of
historical material, and explores the interrelationships between
social, political and cultural factors in the light of scholarly
controversies. First published in 1990, A Concise History of
Germany appeared in an updated edition in 1992, and in a second
edition in 2004. It is the only single-volume history of Germany in
English which offers a broad, general coverage. It has become
standard reading for all students of German, European studies and
history, and is a useful guide to general readers, members of the
business community and travellers to Germany.