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Shattered Past:
Reconstructing German Histories
Konrad H. Jarausch & Michael Geyer

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Preface ii
INTORDUCTION: Twentieth-Century Germany: Rethinking a Shattered Past 1
PART I: THE ECLIPSE OF THE MASTER NARRATIVES
1. A Return to National History? The Master Narrative and Beyond 37
2. The Collapse of the Counternarrative: Coping with the Remains of Socialism 61
3. Modernization, German Exceptionalism, and Post-Modernity: Transcending the Critical History of Society 85
PART II: RECONSTITUTING GERMAN HISTORIES
4. War, Genocide, Extermination: The War against the Jews in an Era of World Wars 111
5. The Totalitarian Temptation: Ordinary Germans, Dictatorship, and Democracy 149
6. From Empire to Europe: The Taming of German Power 173
7. Unsettling German Society: Mobility and Migration 197
8. A Struggle for Unity: Redefining National Identities 221
9. Defining Womanhood: The Politics of the Private 245
10. In Pursuit of Happiness: Consumption, Mass Culture, and Consumerism 269
PART III: LOOKING BACK AT THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
11. Survival in Catastrophe: Mending Broken Memories 317
12. The Century as History: Between Cataclysm and Civility 342
Index 371

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