3rd Edition

Bismarck and Germany 1862-1890

By D.G. Williamson Copyright 2010
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    Bismarck’s role in the unification and consolidation of Germany is central to any understanding of Germany's development as a nation and its consequent role as aggressor in two world wars.

    This study provides students with a concise, up-to-date and analytical account of Bismarck's role in modern German history. Williamson guides readers through the complex events leading to the defeats of Austria and France in 1866 and 1870 and the subsequent creation of a united Germany in January 1871. He then explores the domestic and foreign problems Bismarck faced up to 1890 in consolidating unification.

    Acknowledgements Chronology Who 's who Glossary Maps PART ONE: THE SETTING 1 The Background, 1815- 1862 The German Confederation The Zollverein The Growth of German Nationalism The Growth of Liberalism Conservative Acceptance of Nationalism Catholicism and Nationalism The 1848 Revolutions The Radowitz Initiative and the Revival of the Confederation Austro-Prussian Relations, 1853-1859 The Constitutional Conflict in Prussia</P><B></B> Bismarck Bismarck 's Appointment as Prussian Minister-President PART TWO DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS 2 The Constitutional Conflict Confrontation with the Liberals The Liberals Divided 3 The German Question, 1860-66 Public Opinion and German Unity: The Nationalverein and Reformverein<B> </B>Austro-Prussian rivalry and the reform of the Confederation, 1860-62 Bismack and Austria, 1862-3 The Schleswig Holstein Crisis, 1863-4 The Options facing Bismarck From Sch#246;nbrunn to Bad Gastein Austria 's #145;Economic K#246;niggratz ' On the Brink of War The Austro-Prussian War The Home Front </P><B> PART THREE: THE NORTH GERMAN CONFEDER


    David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German history and international relations. Among his publications are Poland Betrayed: The Nazi Societ Invasions of 1939 (2009) and The Third Reich (4th edition 2010). Formerly head of History at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer