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The Kaiser and His Times
     

The Kaiser and His Times

by Michael Balfour
 

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What did it mean for Germany, and the world, to have William II on the throne for the First World War? In The Kaiser and His Times, Michael Balfour analyzes the social, constitutional, and economic forces at work in imperial Germany, and sets the complex and disputed character of the Kaiser, who occupied such a central position in the three decades before 1918,

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What did it mean for Germany, and the world, to have William II on the throne for the First World War? In The Kaiser and His Times, Michael Balfour analyzes the social, constitutional, and economic forces at work in imperial Germany, and sets the complex and disputed character of the Kaiser, who occupied such a central position in the three decades before 1918, in the context of his family background and the history of Germany. Written with verve and style, and drawing on anecdotes and quotations that illuminate the major personages, the book gives an essential historical perspective to the gathering events of the early twentieth-century European history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571303762
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Balfour (1908-1995) was a writer, historian and public servant. Educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, he held various senior civil servant posts before becoming Professor of European History at the University of East Anglia. He wrote nine books on modern history, three of which are being reissued in Faber Finds, The Kaiser and His Times, Propaganda in War, 1939-1945 and Britain and Joseph Chamberlain.

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