Contesting the German Empire / Edition 1
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Contesting the German Empire / Edition 1

by Matthew Jefferies
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405129972

ISBN-13: 9781405129978

Pub. Date: 01/09/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This volume provides an up-to-date and accessible guide to the diversity of current thinking on Imperial Germany.
  • Offers a historiographical overview, spanning more than a century of works on the German Empire
  • Guides readers through the main approaches, from ‘personalist’ to ‘structuralist’ and ‘post-structuralist’

Overview

This volume provides an up-to-date and accessible guide to the diversity of current thinking on Imperial Germany.

  • Offers a historiographical overview, spanning more than a century of works on the German Empire
  • Guides readers through the main approaches, from ‘personalist’ to ‘structuralist’ and ‘post-structuralist’
  • Presents varying perspectives on gender, cultural history, foreign relations, colonialism, and war
  • Explores the controversial historical reputations of Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II
  • Reflects the wide range of opinions on Imperial Germany held by historians today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405129978
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Series:
Contesting the Past Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1 The German Empire and its historians.

2 Great Men? Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

3 ‘Democracy in the undemocratic state?’.

4 ‘Familiar features in an unfamiliar light’ Social and cultural perspectives.

5 The Kaiserreich transnational? Germany, colonialism, and the First World War.

Epilogue: Remembering Imperial German.

Bibliography.

Index

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