Kurt Eisner: A Modern Life

Kurt Eisner: A Modern Life

by Albert Earle Gurganus

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640140158
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 05/25/2018
Series: German History in Context Series
Pages: 610
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 A Novel's Suffering Hero: A Youth in Berlin (1867-1889) 7

2 Aristocratize the Masses: From Berlin to Frankfurt to Marburg (1890-1893) 19

3 Refuge of All Idealists: Through Cohen to Kant toward Marx (1893-1896) 34

4 Dictatorial Megalomania: Lèse Majesté and Plötzensee Prison (1896-1898) 51

5 Making the Leap: Back to Berlin as a Social Democrat (1898-1900) 67

6 No Idle Dreamer: At the Helm of Vorwärts (1900-1902) 89

7 My Life's Purpose: Molding the Readership (1902-1903) 115

8 Never … a Less Fruitful Scholastic Debate: Intramural Strife-Evolution vs Revolution (1903-1905) 138

9 Revolutionizing Minds: The Scorched Middle Ground (1905) 160

10 The Complete Parity of My Experiences: From Exile to Nuremberg (1905-1907) 185

11 The Most Genuine and Fruitful Radicalism: Taking the Lead at the Fränkische Tagespost (1907-1908) 206

12 So Suspect a Heretic, as Surely I Am: New Bearings in North Bavaria (1908) 224

13 Dear Little Whore: Personal and Professional Turmoil (1909) 243

14 To Find a Lost Life: From Nuremberg to Munich (1909-1910) 259

15 Something of a Party Offiziosus in Bavaria: Political Editor at the Münchener Post (1910-1911) 272

16 At Peace with Myself: Resettling into Family Life (1912-1913) 289

17 The Powerlessness of Reason: The World War Erupts (1914) 303

18 Wretched Superfluity: Divided Loyalties (1915-1916) 317

19 War for War's Sake: Political Alienation and Realignment (1916-1917) 332

20 The Most Beautiful Days of My Life: Leading the Opposition (1917-1918) 347

21 Our Power to Act Now Grows: From Prisoner to Premier (1918) 360

22 The Terror of Truth: Forging the Republic, Combatting Reaction (1918) 380

23 The Fantasies of a Visionary: Martyr of the Revolution (1918-1919) 400

24 Now Dead, as It Stands: Outcomes and Legacy (1919-2017) 425

Abbreviations 443

Notes 445

Sources and References 529

Index 543

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