In the interwar period, France and Germany worked towards an integrated Europe.
Looking beyond the usual rogues’ gallery of historical figures can help us to better understand the past.
The popularity of Goethe’s novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, was blamed for a spate of suicides. It set a trend for manufactured outrage that is with us still.
Peter Schröder highlights key publications on Germany’s contribution to the history of ideas from the Enlightenment to the present day.