Lion, Eagle, and Swastika: Bavarian Monarchism in Weimar Germany, 1918-1933, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lion, Eagle, and Swastika

Bavarian Monarchism in Weimar Germany, 1918-1933, 1st Edition

By Robert S. Garnett


410 pages

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Originally published in 1991 this study analyses the Bavarian monarchist movement and its place in the relations between Bavaria and the Reich during the Weimar era, with particular emphasis on the period up to 1929. Focusing on Bavaria’s peculiar historical position in the Reich as a staunch adversary of strong national political authority, the study has been anchored insofar as possible in local-level organizational and governmental archival sources. It makes extensive use of organizational and personal case-studies.

Table of Contents

1. The Wittelsbach Dynasty and the Tradition of Bavarian Eigenstaatlichkeit 2. Years of Crisis: 1919-21 3. ‘Bayerischer Föderalismus’ versus ‘Berliner Zentralismus’ 4. ‘Ostrich Politics’? the Problem of Restoration in Weimar Bavaria 5. Crown Prince Rupprecht, Heir to the Bavarian Throne 6. Royalism Revived: The Bavarian Royaltist Party 1919-21 7. ‘In Treue Fest!’ The Bavairan King and Country League, 1: 1921-1929 8. The Dilemmas of Royalist Organization and Mobilization: The Bavarian Kinga nd Country League, 2 9. A Wittelsbach ‘People’s King’? the Bavarian Loyalist League, 1925-1927 10. ‘Royal Bavarian National Socialism’ 2: Case Studies, 1919-1933 11. ‘Royal Bavarian National Socialism’ 2: Case Studies, 1919-1933 cont’d 12. ‘Forward With the King Into the New Era!’ The Bavarian King and country League 3: 1930-1933 13. Conclusion

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