The generalized view of the german historian on the german colonial policy

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Release:

Vesntik TSU. History. 2014

Title: 
The generalized view of the german historian on the german colonial policy


About the authors:

Stanislav N. Sinegubov, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor at the Department of History, Social and Economic Disciplines, Ishim Teacher Training Institute named after P. P. Ershov (Tyumen State University Branch), globus_75@inbox.ru

Sergey P. Shilov, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor at the Department of History, Social and Economic Disciplines, Ishim Teacher Training Institute named after P. P. Ershov (Tyumen State University Branch), sshilov@mail.ru

Abstract:

The article gives the historiographic analysis of the latest prominent generalized research on the colonial policy of Kaiser Germany of the well-known German historian Horst Gründer. In spite of the fact that it became just one more drop in the ocean of the existing literature on this issue, this work wasn’t lost in it, but otherwise it kept its scientific originality. So this work drew attention of many professionals and fans of History in Germany and all over the world. H. Gründer’s book is distinguished by the comprehensive approach to the studied questions and their deep development. It is not surprising as the scientist generalized not only his own long-term and fruitful researches in the field of history of the colonial policy of Kaiser Germany, but also the data collected by historiographers of many European countries and the USA. At the same time the scientific character of the German historian’s work is combined with the principle of «availability» for wide readers’ audience that was also achieved by the language style and the illustrative material. Despite all obvious advantages H. Gründer’s research has also some shortcomings which are described in the article.

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