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Weimar Cities

The Challenge of Urban Modernity in Germany, 1919–1933

By John Bingham

Routledge – 2007 – 184 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Description

Weimar Cities explores Germany's efforts to come to grips with its great cities after World War I; by extension the book measures the feasibility of the postwar experiment that was the Weimar Republic. The book focuses particularly on the weakness, both local and national, that resulted from the disjunct between the cities’ perceived and actual power.

Contents

Introduction: Locating Cities and Modernity in Weimar 1. Center and Periphery: Cities in Germany, 1900-1933 2. The Congress of Cities 3. The Urban Spectrum 4. Experiment: Urban Modernity and the "Great Reform" of 1929 5. A Nation of City Republics: The Urban Bases of Reichsreform Conclusion: Vulnerable Cities

Author Bio

Weimar Cities explores Germans’ efforts after the First World War to come to grips with their great cities and, by extension, measures the feasibility of the postwar experiment that was the Weimar Republic.

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Description: By John Bingham. Weimar Cities explores Germany's efforts to come to grips with its great cities after World War I; by extension the book measures the feasibility of the postwar experiment that was the Weimar Republic. The book focuses particularly on the...
Categories: European History, Modern History 1750-1945, Social & Cultural History