The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II's Role in Imperial Germany

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II's Role in Imperial Germany

by Annika Mombauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521824087

ISBN-13: 9780521824088

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a collection of innovative essays examining the role of Wilhelm II in imperial Germany, focusing in particular on the later years of the monarch's reign. The essays highlight the Kaiser's relationship with statemen and rulers, at home and abroad; his role in international relations; the erosion of his power during the First World War; and his ultimate downfall…  See more details below

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This is a collection of innovative essays examining the role of Wilhelm II in imperial Germany, focusing in particular on the later years of the monarch's reign. The essays highlight the Kaiser's relationship with statemen and rulers, at home and abroad; his role in international relations; the erosion of his power during the First World War; and his ultimate downfall in 1918.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521824088
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Reflections on John Rohl: a Laudatio6
1Wilhelm II and 'his' navy, 1888-191812
2Hollow-sounding jubilees: forms and effects of public self-display in Wilhelmine Germany37
3The Kaiser's elite? Wilhelm II and the Berlin administration, 1890-191463
4Wilhelm, Waldersee, and the Boxer Rebellion91
5Dreams of a German Europe: Wilhelm II and the Treaty of Bjorko of 1905119
6The uses of 'friendship'. The 'personal regime' of Wilhelm II and Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909143
7Military diplomacy in a military monarchy? Wilhelm II's relations with the British service attaches in Berlin, 1903-1914176
8Wilhelm II as supreme warlord in the First World War195
9Germany's 'last card'. Wilhelm II and the decision in favour of unrestricted submarine warfare in January 1917217
10Military culture, Wilhelm II, and the end of the monarchy in the First World War235
11Rathenau, Wilhelm II, and the perception of Wilhelminismus259
12Structure and agency in Wilhelmine Germany: the history of the German Empire - past, present, and future281
Index294

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