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Kaiser Wilhelm II

1st Edition

By Christopher (St Catherine'S College, University Of Cambridge) Clark

Routledge

288 pages

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Kaiser Wilhelm II is one of the key figures in the history of twentieth-century Europe: King of Prussia and German Emperor from 1888 to the collapse of Germany in 1918 and a crucial player in the events that led to the outbreak of World War I. Following Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from his youth at the Hohenzollern court through the turbulent peacetime decades of the Wilhelmine era into global war and exile, the book presents a new interpretation of this controversial monarch and assesses the impact on Germany of his forty-year reign.

Table of Contents

1. Childhood and youth 2. Taking Power 3. Going it alone 4. Domestic politics from Bulow to Bethmann 5. Wilhelm II and foreign policy, 1888-1911 6. Power and publicity 7. From crisis to war: 1909-1914 8. War, exile, death: 1914-1941 9. Conclusion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS010000
HISTORY / Europe / General
HIS014000
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HIS027090
HISTORY / Military / World War I
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century