Lexicon of German History

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The lexicon of German history. Events - institutions - people. From the beginning to the surrender in 1945 is one of the most popular reference works on the history of Germany , Austria and the Holy Roman Empire . Due to the spatial limitation to the Holy Roman Empire, areas are also dealt with that only temporarily belonged to this structure. For example, the history of Switzerland up to its final departure from the empire in 1648 is taken into account. In addition, areas in the Netherlands , northern Italy and the Baltic states are also recorded insofar as they were related to the empire.

The temporal limitation begins with the migration of the Germanic tribes to the German surrender at the end of the Second World War . Due to its diverse relationships, Austria was fully recorded until 1945 , even after the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 .

The more than 6,000 articles were each written by an expert for the respective topic.

In 2002 it appeared under the title Lexikon der deutschen Geschichte 1945–1990. Events - Institutions - People in Divided Germany - a second volume that deals with German post-war history. The focus is on the political, social and economic development of the Federal Republic and the GDR before reunification .

Full title

  • Gerhard Taddey (ed.): Lexicon of German history. Events, institutions, people. From the beginning to the surrender in 1945. 3rd, revised edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 1998, ISBN 3-520-81303-3 .
  • Michael Behnen (Ed.): Lexicon of German History 1945–1990. Events - institutions - people in divided Germany. Kröner, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-520-83401-4 .