Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire

Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire

by Fritz Stern
     
 

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This is a book about Germans and Jews, about power and money. It is a book focused on Bismarck and Bleichroder, Junker and Jew, statesman and banker, collaborators for over thirty years. The setting is that of a Germany where two worlds clashed: the new world of capitalism and an earlier world with its ancient feudal ethos; gradually a new and broadened elite emerged,… See more details below

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This is a book about Germans and Jews, about power and money. It is a book focused on Bismarck and Bleichroder, Junker and Jew, statesman and banker, collaborators for over thirty years. The setting is that of a Germany where two worlds clashed: the new world of capitalism and an earlier world with its ancient feudal ethos; gradually a new and broadened elite emerged, and Bismarck's tie with Bleichroder epitomized that regrouping. It is the story of the founding of the new German Empire, in whose midst a Jewish minority rose to embattled prominence.

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ISBN-13:
9780394495453
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/12/1977
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
620

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