HISTORY OF GERMANY - 2nd semester


a) To know German History in a general but comprehensive way;
b) To identify the key moments in contemporary German history;
c) To understand the development of European cultural and political structures, notably the European nationalisms;
d) To acquire the knowledge to identify and discuss the specificity of the German-speaking space in the European context.
e)To help students organize a bibliographical research in order to conceive an oral presentation.l

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Gabriela Fragoso


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





- Fulbrook, M. The divided nation: a history of Germany, 1918-1990. Oxford University Press, New York, 1992.
- Herbert, U. Geschichte Deutschlands im 20. Jahrhundert. C.H.Beck, München, 2014.
- Kitchen, M. A history of modern Germany, 1800-2000. Blackwell Pub., Malden, MA, 2006.
- Lee, SJ. Aspects of European History, 1789-1980. Routledge, London, New York, 2007.
- Opitz, A. (coord) Sociedade e Cultura Alemãs. Univ. Aberta, Lisboa, 1998.
- Scheidl, L. Dois séculos de história alemã (política, sociedade, cultura); textos e documentos dos séculos XIX e XX. Minerva, Coimbra, 1996.

Teaching method

Presentation of the various topics by the lecturer; reading and discussion of a selection of texts covering the topics outlined in the syllabus;
- Tutorial supervision of the research work related to the final oral presentation chosen by the student.
- The teaching method is mainly reflexive and oriented to the contents of the CU. Students will present and discuss key texts.

Evaluation method

A mid-term test and a final test (together: 50%). Oral presentation (50%)
Participation in class is mandatory.

Subject matter

The course aims to provide a general and comprehensive view of Germany in the European context focusing on key moments of its recent history: from the post World War II period to the post-reunification period.