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Culture and economy of late medieval Central Europe

I'm working on an architectural research project on late gothic Germanic churches (from about 1500-1650), and feel hamstrung by my ignorance of the cultures and economies in which the architecture was produced. [more inside]
posted by sakahane on Feb 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Getting to know Munich through words

I want to read about Munich to get a feel for the city and its inhabitants before I go there next year. What books are out there that a) feature Munich as the setting and a character in its own right, or b) interestingly detail Munich's history? Fiction and nonfiction are both welcome as long as they're awesome.
posted by goosechasing on Oct 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Books to enhance the experience of travelling in Germany

So, I'm looking to do some travelling in Germany either this fall, or next spring. Right now, Munich and Berlin are on my list. I'm hoping for some interesting books to read before the trip on the history and culture of the places I'll be visiting. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Aug 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Looking for a modern-day moveable feast.

What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
posted by tully_monster on Feb 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Suggestions for interesting non-fiction about Germany in the Middle Ages

I'm interested in reading some non-fiction about Germany (or The Holy Roman Empire) in the Middle Ages and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by picea on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

when Wikipedia articles fall short, it's time for a book

Have you read an informative, engaging book on German history? If so, what is it? [more inside]
posted by bluishorange on Nov 10, 2009 - 18 answers

What are some good books that take place in East Germany?

Can anyone recommend good books (fiction or non-fiction) that take place in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall?
posted by comfortinsound on Jun 16, 2009 - 15 answers

You Know Who Else Read Books on Nazi Girls?

Does anyone recognize this book about a girl living in Nazi Germany? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Feb 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Stories about WWI/WWII home fronts

Please recommend me some great books about the home front during WWI or WWII. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jul 21, 2008 - 26 answers

Seeking a certain new nonfiction book about Germany in WW II

Help me find a new (I think) nonfiction book about Germany in World War II. All I know about it: It MAY have been recently mentioned in the NY Times (a search there failed) and one memorable scene. In the scene, a German pilot writes about flying over Normandy on D-Day, seeing the sheer mass of the Allied force, and knowing right then that the war was lost for his country. I know it's not much to go on, but can anyone help?
posted by GaelFC on Jun 25, 2007 - 8 answers

Good reads for a trip to Germany

Need suggestions for good reads to bring along on a two week vacation to (mostly) rural Germany for an American Lit and Creative Writing teacher. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Jul 10, 2006 - 12 answers

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