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Ordinary Prussians: Brandenburg Junkers and Villagers, 1500-1840
List of illustrations Acknowledgements Currencies, weights and measures employed in the text Introduction: grand narratives, ordinary Prussians 1. After the deluge: a noble lordship's
Working for the Junker: The Standard of Living of Manorial Laborers in Brandenburg, 1584-1810
  • W. Hagen
  • History
    The Journal of Modern History
  • 1 March 1986
The historical literature holds that, between the age of the Fugger and that of Robert Owen, the cupboard of the European common people grew ever barer. "The standard of living in Europe," Braudel
Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder. New York: Basic Books, 2010. 524 pp. $29.95. Timothy Snyder tells us that "Europe's epoch of mass killing is overtheorized and
Anti-Jewish Violence in Poland, 1914–1920
Widespread anti-Jewish pogroms accompanied the rebirth of Polish statehood out of World War I and Polish–Soviet War. William W. Hagen offers the pogroms' first scholarly account, revealing how they
European yeomanries: a non-immiseration model of agrarian social history 1350-1800
The neo-classical and political economy literatures view the European peasantry’s post-medieval history as one of economic dispossession and legal disability. Here I propose a model of early modern
Before the "Final Solution": Toward a Comparative Analysis of Political Anti-Semitism in Interwar Germany and Poland
  • W. Hagen
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Modern History
  • 1 June 1996
Before Hitler's regime launched the wartime genocide, political anti-Semitism in central Europe rose to levels of destructiveness unprecedented in modem history. Though most ruthless in Nazi Germany,
National Solidarity and Organic Work in Prussian Poland, 1815-1914
  • W. Hagen
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Modern History
  • 1 March 1972
Nineteenth-century Prussia was by no means a purely German state. On the contrary, between 1815 and 1918 the mother tongue of roughly every tenth Prussian subject was Polish. These "Prussian Poles"