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