The library of the GHIL is an important and well-regarded institution for British historians of German history, students at London universities, and the general public. Its holdings on German history, British-German relations from the Middle Ages to the present day, and wider European history are comprehensive, up to date, free to use, and form a unique collection in Britain.
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Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Montaillou : Cathars and Catholics in a French village, 1294-1324
London : Scolar Press, 1978
Local lives, parallel histories : villagers and everyday life in the divided Germany
Studies in German history
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
Werner Nell/Marc Weiland (Hg.)
Dorf : ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch
Stuttgart : J. B. Metzler Verlag, 2019
Fernsehen : Quellen für die bayerische Landesgeschichte
Zeitschrift für bayerische Landesgeschichte. Beiheft. 45
München : C.H.Beck, 2022
Oberammergau in the Nazi Era : The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany
Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010
The last witch of Langenburg : Murder in a German Village
New York, N.Y., London : Norton, 2009
Peter H. Merkl
Small Town and Village in Bavaria : The Passing of a Way of Life
New York, N.Y., Oxford : Berghahn, 2012
The village in court : Arson, infanticide, and poaching in the court records of Upper Bavaria, 1848-1910mics
Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994
Jason B. Johnson
Divided village : the Cold War in the German borderlands
London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2017