The Braunschweig national history

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The Braunschweig national history. A region looking back over the millennia. , so the full title, is a work published by Horst-Rüdiger Jarck , the then head of the Wolfenbüttel State Archives together with Gerhard Schildt in 2000, which describes the history of the city of Braunschweig and the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (with its sub-principalities), the Duchy Braunschweig , the Free State of Braunschweig and the Braunschweiger Land over a period from early history to the fall of the Berlin Wall .


In 41 chapters and on 1264 pages, 38 historians and archivists provide an overview of the developments from the Stone Age to German reunification , which was of particular importance for the city of Braunschweig and the region due to the almost 40-year-old border location . In addition to the descriptions of “the country and its people”, it also contains descriptions of the nature of the country, language, national historiography and national symbols.

The monograph also contains around 500 illustrations, maps and family tables , a timeline (pp. 1173–1192), an extensive bibliography with further and in-depth literature from 1979 to 2000 (pp. 1198–1209) and an index (pp . 1198–1209) . 1210-1264).


  • Horst-Rüdiger Jarck, Gerhard Schildt (Hrsg.): Braunschweigische Landesgeschichte. A region looking back over the millennia. Appelhans Verlag, Braunschweig 2000, ISBN 3-930292-28-9 .

The work was published by the Braunschweig Appelhans Verlag on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the Braunschweigischer Geschichtsverein eV . Together with the two volumes of the Braunschweig Biographical Lexicon , which was also co-edited by Jarck, it is considered a standard work on Braunschweig history.

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  1. ^ Table of contents on, accessed on January 20, 2013.
  2. ^ List of authors on, accessed on January 20, 2013.
  3. ^ Timeline on, accessed on January 20, 2013.
  4. Note on the back of the title