Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry: 1875-1914, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry

1875-1914, 1st Edition

By Ross J. S. Hoffman


378 pages

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Originally published in 1933, this volume covers 3 features of British history in the 40 years prior to the First World War: the inroad made by commercial and industrial Germany on the far-flung business empire of Great Britain; the British national reaction to this German rivalry and the influence of that rivalry upon the shaping of British policy toward Germany.

Table of Contents

1. The Great Divide, 1870-1880 2. A New Commercial World 3. Britain Falters and Germany Advances 4. Home and Continental Markets 5. Overseas Markets and Shipping 6. National Alarm 7. The Trade Question and Britain’s German Policy.

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