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Imperial Germany 1871-1918 : Short Oxford History of Germany Ser. - James N. Retallack

Imperial Germany 1871-1918

Short Oxford History of Germany Ser.

By: James N. Retallack (Editor)


Published: 10th April 2008
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The German Empire was founded in January 1871 not only on the basis of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's "blood and iron" policy but also with the support of liberal nationalists. Under Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany became the dynamo of Europe. Its economic and military power were pre-eminent; its science and technology, education, and municipal administration were the envy of the world; and its avant-garde artists reflected the ferment in European culture. But Germany also played a decisive role in tipping Europe's fragile balance of power over the brink and into the cataclysm of the First World War, eventually leading to the empire's collapse in military defeat and revolution in November 1918.
With contributions from an international team of twelve experts in the field, this volume offers an ideal introduction to this crucial era, taking care to situate Imperial Germany in the larger sweep of modern German history, without suggesting that Nazism or the Holocaust were inevitable endpoints to the developments charted here.

offers a useful first port of call for students interested in Imperial Germany. Lars Fischer, Canadian Journal of History useful, informative, and entertaining in equal measure. Ewald Frie, German Historical Institute London Bulletin

James Retallack: Introduction 1: Katharine Anne Lerman: Bismarckian Germany 2: Mark Hewitson: Wilhelmine Germany 3: Brett Fairbairn: Economic and social developments 4: Christopher Clark: Religion and confessional conflict 5: Celia Applegate: Culture and the arts 6: Angelika Schaser: Gendered Germany 7: Edward Ross Dickinson: The bourgeoisie and reform 8: Thomas Kühne: Political culture and democratization 9: Roger Chickering: Militarism and radical nationalism 10: Sebastian Conrad: Transnational Germany 11: Jeffrey Verhey: War and revolution 12: James Retallack: Looking forward Further Reading Chronology Index

ISBN: 9780199204878
ISBN-10: 019920487X
Series: Short Oxford History of Germany S.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 10th April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.499