The long way west
The Long Way West is a two-volume account of German history from 1806 to 1990. The author of the book is the German historian Heinrich August Winkler . The work, published by Verlag CH Beck in 2000 , deals with the question of the German Sonderweg and describes the path to a German nation-state and to democracy in Germany.
The first volume The long way west. German history from the end of the Old Reich to the fall of the Weimar Republic deals with the history of Germany after the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 until the Nazis under Adolf Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933.
The second volume The long way west. German history from the “ Third Reich ” to reunification is about the National Socialist dictatorship and German post-war history up to reunification on October 3, 1990.
In 2002 Winkler received the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Literature, endowed with 10,000 euros .
According to the historian Manuel Becker, Winkler's book has " advanced to become a standard work ".
- Heinrich August Winkler: The long way to the west , Vol. 1, German history from the end of the Old Reich to the fall of the Weimar Republic. CH Beck, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-406-46001-1 .
- Heinrich August Winkler: The long way to the west , Vol. 2, German history from the "Third Reich" to reunification. CH Beck, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-406-46002-X .
The two volumes were also published in the series of publications of the Federal Agency for Civic Education .
- Stefan Berger : Rising Like a Phoenix… The Renaissance of National History Writing in Germany and Britain since the 1980s . In: Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz (eds.): Nationalizing the Past: Historians as Nation Builders in Modern Europe (= Writing the Nation , Volume 4). Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke 2010, pp. 426–451 (reproduction and classification of the narrative of The Long Road to the West ; classification in current trends in national historiography).
- Review notes on The Long Way West at perlentaucher.de
- Data on a special paperback edition in the German National Library
- ↑ Manuel Becker: History politics in the "Berlin Republic". Conceptions and controversies . Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2013, p. 232.