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Germany 1789-1919

A Political History, 1st Edition

By Agatha Ramm


526 pages

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Hardback: 9780367248239
pub: 2019-07-16
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Originally published in 1967, this book discusses economic and constitutional developments and religious history in relation to their political consequences. Political theory is treated in two sections: one is devoted to the ideas current from 1789 to the ‘revolutionary year’ of 1848, and another to those of the Bismarckian era. The author used archival material to verify her analysis of such complicated questions as the operation of the Holy Roman Empire and Bismarckian foreign policy. Investigating the disappearance of the old Germany, in which medieval institutions still survived the book shows that the unification of Germany was not the final climax of German history, it appeared, at the time, to be.

Table of Contents

1. Germany in 1789 2. Germany and France 1789-1806 3. Germany and Napoleon 1806-1813 4. German Political Thought 1789-1848 5. Germany and Metternich 6. The Revolutionary Uear 7. Germany in the Fifties 8. Ideas on State and Society in the Bismarckian Era 9. Three Wars, Germany 1860-1871 10. Bismarck’s Germany: The Liberal Era 11. Bismarck’s Geramny: The Conservative-Catholic Era 12. Emperor and Chancellors: Germany 1888-1909 13. War and Revolution: Germany 1909 – 1919

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany