Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people passively let 'history' sweep over them, instead of actively creating their own history. It is also a powerful antidote to some of the most persistent stereotypes about German history. Anyone interested in the early modern era will want to read this book for its grand thematic sweep and interpretive rigor. It sets the standard for understanding the political role of the common people in European history.
About the Author
Peter Blickle has been Professor Ordinarius for Modern History at the University of Bern, Switzerland, since 1980. He is a leading scholar of German history and the author of numerous books, including The Revolution of 1525: The German Peasants' War from a New Perspective. Thomas A. Brady Jr. is Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley.