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Utopian Universities

Utopian Universities

Author: Miles Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350138650

Category: History

Page: 424

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In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

The Fire

The Fire

Author: Jörg Friedrich

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231133812

Category: History

Page: 556

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In the final phase of the World War II, the Allies launched a bombing campaign that inflicted unprecedented destruction on Germany. This work attempts to document life under the Allied bombing, and renders the annihilation of cities such as Dresden.

Fascist Ideology

Fascist Ideology

Author: Aristotle A. Kallis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415216117

Category: History

Page: 314

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Kallis provides a comparative investigation of fascist expansionism by focusing on the close relations between ideology and action under Mussolini and Hitler. With an overview of the ideological motivations behind fascist expansionism and their impact on fascist policies, this book explores the two main issues which have dominated the historiographical debates on the nature of fascist expressionism: whether Italy's and Germany's particular expansionist tendencies can be attributed to aset of generic fascist values, or were shaped by the long-term, uniquely national ambitions and developments since unification; whether the pursuit of expansionism was opportunistic or followed a grand design in each case. This book is a fascinating study of the expansionist visions of Hitler and Mussolini and it enlightens our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the fascist policies of Italy and Germany to the end of the Second World War.

Germany from Defeat to Partition, 1945-1963

Germany from Defeat to Partition, 1945-1963

Author: D.G. Williamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317887232

Category: History

Page: 202

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This book covers the years, 1945-63 which witnessed th total defeat of the Third Reich, the occupation a nd evolution of the German Federal Republic and German Democratic Republic. The impact of the occupation is analysed, as are the events leading to the division of Germany. Politics, economic history and social and cultural change in both Germanys are fully explored. Thus in the FRG the nature of Adenauer's success in creating a parliamentary democracy is analysed, as is the West German 'economic miracle'.There is also a chapter specifically on social and cultural developments i nthe FRG. The GDR is treated equally comprehensively with particular attention being paid to the Socialist Unity Party and how it was able to dominate the GDR and survive the riots of 17-18 June 1953. The events leading up to the construction of the Berlin Wall are also carefully covered. In the Conclusion a comparative summary of the two German states is made in the light of key themes.

Niemandsland

Niemandsland

Author: Gareth Pritchard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013506

Category: History

Page: 265

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The untold story of the largest of the unoccupied enclaves that survived after Germany's invasion and occupation in 1945.

Bodies and Ruins

Bodies and Ruins

Author: David F. Crew

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472130139

Category: History

Page: 289

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Explores visual representations of the Allied bombing war on Germany to reveal how Germans remembered and commemorated WWII

Royal Air Force Germany Since 1945

Royal Air Force Germany Since 1945

Author: Bill Taylor

Publisher: Midland Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117993746

Category: History

Page: 240

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Describes RAF operations in Germany, from establishment of the British Air Forces of Occupation in July 1945 to the Berlin Airlift, and the establishment of NATO.

Germany 1918-1945

Germany 1918-1945

Author: J. A. Cloake

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199132771

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 102

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Germany before Weimar - Weimar Republic - Weimar Germany and the Depression - Hitler and the growth of the Nazi Party - Nazi dictatorship 1933-1934 - Nazi rule in Germany, 1933-1945 - Propaganda - Culture & cultural life - Religion - Education - Women in the Nazi State - Economy________________________

The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Author: James Scott Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074076665

Category: History

Page: 594

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Chronicles the actions and achievements of the 1st Infantry Division, the nation's oldest continuously serving division in the U.S. Army, from its creation during World War I through World War II, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.