German History in Documents and Images - GHDI

German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a collection of primary sources which document Germany’s political, social, and cultural history from the early modern period to the present. The project comprises ten sections, each of which addresses a different period in German history. Each section has been compiled by one or two leading scholars and includes:

  • An introduction to key developments in Germany's social, political, and cultural history during the period
  • Primary source documents originating from the period. They are preceded by an introduction, and are edited. In case the original text is in German this version can be found on the German version of the website; by clicking on the English version of the website a modern English translation becomes available. Documents in other languages than German are only available in a modern German translation (on the German version of the website) and a modern English translation (on the English version of the website). References to where the original can be found are included.
  • Images originating from or relating to the period. Each of them also has an introduction.
  • Maps

Each section addresses the following subjects: Government and Administration; Parties and Organizations; Military and War; Economy and Labor; Nature and Environment; Gender, Family, and Generations; Region, City, and Countryside; Religion; Literature, Art, and Music; Elite and Popular Cultures; and Science and Education.

In addition to being categorised according to the ten time periods of the website, all materials can also be searched. Search options include author/artist, keyword(s), or subject. Search results can be refined according to time period.

GHDI is an initiative of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC. It was made possible with support of the Max Kade Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, and has been undertaken in cooperation with the Friends of the German Historical Institute, the Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and IEG-MAPS, Institute for European History, Mainz.

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