xli, 606 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
9781101875667 (hardback) 1101875666 (hardback)
"Germany is unlike any other country in the world. But how much do we really know about it, and how do its people understand themselves? In Germany: Memories of a Nation, Neil MacGregor -- director of the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects -- presents the stories of a nation through a collection of thirty objects and touchstones. From coins and crowns to fairytales and philosophers, MacGregor presents the inventions, ideas, and icons that comprise the many identities of the German people. Germany: Memories of a Nation is a view of this complex and fascinating country like no other"-- Provided by publisher.
"By arrangement with the BBC and the British Museum"--Title page verso. "Originally published in Great Britain by Allan Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, London, in 2014"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-572) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Where is Germany?. The view from the gate Divided heaven Lost capitals Floating city Fragments of power Imagining Germany. A language for all Germans Snow White vs. Napoleon One nation under Goethe Hall of heroes One people, many sausages The persistent past. The battle for Charlemagne Sculpting the spirit The Baltic brothers Iron nation Two paths from 1848 Made in Germany. In the beginning was the printer An artist for all Germans The white gold of Saxony Masters of metal Cradle of the modern The descent. Bismarck the blacksmith The suffering witness Money in crisis Purging the degenerate At the Buchenwald gate Living with history. The Germans expelled Beginning again The new German Jews Barlach's angel Germany renewed.