After more than a decade of reunification, this fresh update judiciously surveys the German way of life in an historical context.
After more than a decade of reunification, it is time for a fresh update on the ever-important nation of Germany. Bernstein, a German native, judiciously surveys the German way of life in an historical context. The information on the former East Germany brings their integration and struggles into a well-rounded portrait. Highlights of the narrative chapters also include discussion of the immigrant population and its effects on the national image, little-known customs for students, the shifting roles of women, and, of course, the magnificent cultural achievements of Germans past and present.
Students studying German and European History, as well as tourists and Europhiles, will find this the best one-stop resource to understand the new Germany. Photos, a chronology, and a glossary complement the narrative.
Illustrations Series Foreword Preface Chronology Geography, Population, Language Modern German History Holidays, Customs, Leisure Food, Wine, Beer and Fashion Women, Marriage, and Education Religion Literature The Media and Cinema Performing Arts Painting and Sculpture Architecture Glossary Bibliography Index
Reviews In light of the many changes in Europe in the past century, this title offers a new, modern update of Germany and its people, culture, and customs. Social studies classes and students in German will find uses for this title. Recommended.—Library Media Connection