Updated and expanded, this second edition of Bismarck and the German Empire, 1871–1918 is an accessible introduction to this important period in German history.
Providing both a narrative of events at the time and an analysis of social and cultural developments across the period, Lynn Abrams examines the political, economic and social structures of the Empire. Including the latest research, the book also covers:
- how Bismarck consolidated his regime
- the Wilhelmian period
- the factors that led to the outbreak of World War One.
With a new introduction and updated further reading section – including a guide to useful websites – this book gives students the ideal introduction to this key period of German history.
Table of Contents
Chronological Table of Events. Map: The Unification of Germany 1867–71 1. Introduction 2. The New German State 3. Bismarck and Consolidation 1871–90 4. Confrontation and Integration 1890–1914 5. War and Revolution 1914–19 6. Interpretations
About the Series
Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- HISTORY / General
- HISTORY / Europe / General
- HISTORY / Europe / Germany