The Wars Of German Unification / Edition 1

The Wars Of German Unification / Edition 1

by Dennis Showalter
     
 

Taken together, three wars served to unify Germany and fundamentally altered the balance of power in 19th-century Europe: the Schleswig-Holstein conflict of 1864; the "Six Weeks' War" of 1866; and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. They marked the establishment of Prussian hegemony in central Europe, the creation of the Bismarckian Reich in 1871, and, as a

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Taken together, three wars served to unify Germany and fundamentally altered the balance of power in 19th-century Europe: the Schleswig-Holstein conflict of 1864; the "Six Weeks' War" of 1866; and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. They marked the establishment of Prussian hegemony in central Europe, the creation of the Bismarckian Reich in 1871, and, as a by-product, the reduction of Habsburg influence and the collapse of Napoleon III's Second Empire. Showalter gives a full account of the international context as well as of the wars themselves and their consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340580172
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/27/2004
Series:
Modern Wars Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
731,816
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface
Introduction
1Confederation and revolution1
2New eras46
3Seeking resolution88
4Roads to war123
5Iron dice161
6When to hold and when to fold201
7War against the empire240
8The republic strikes back285
9War with France314
Epilogue341
Further Reading351
Index355

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