Germany From Reich To Republic, 1871-1918

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Germany from Reich to Republic, 1871-1918 provides an up-to-date interpretation of the political development of the Germany of Bismark and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Focusing on domestic politics as well as diplomacy, personalities, and decision-making, attention is given to the latest historical research, the documentary evidence on which it is based, and the debates and controversies that are thereby evoked.

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Overview

Germany from Reich to Republic, 1871-1918 provides an up-to-date interpretation of the political development of the Germany of Bismark and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Focusing on domestic politics as well as diplomacy, personalities, and decision-making, attention is given to the latest historical research, the documentary evidence on which it is based, and the debates and controversies that are thereby evoked.

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"...a book whose virtues include its brevity and clear English...a welcome, concise guide..." —History: Reviews of New Books
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Presents the history of German political, diplomatic, and military strife, personified by the lives and careers of Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II, in a new and lively way, drawing on new research to present in a clear and approachable form the key controversies and debates surrounding the historiography of this period in modern German history. Seligmann teaches history at University College Northampton. McLean is an independent scholar. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312232931
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: European History in Perspective Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Mathew S. Seligmann is Senior Lecturer in History, University College Northampton.

Roderick R. McLean is an independent scholar, who has previously taught at Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities.

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Table of Contents

L:ist of Significant Debates
• Maps
• Introduction
• The New Empire
• Bismark's Domestic Policies
• Bismark's External Policies
• The Change of Regime
• Domestic Policies under Wilhelm II
• External Policies under Wilhelm II
• Wilhelmine Germany at War
• Conclusion

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