Originally published in 1975, this volume covers the period from the age of Napoleon to the dismissal of Bismarck – a period of national liberation, of revolution, the development of political movements, of parties and the press and the achievement of nationhood. The book is a history of ideals and ideologies, of the beliefs that the people held of themselves, and of others, and of the principles that inspired statesmen, reformers and their adversaries.
1. The Age of Napoleon 2. National Liberation 3. The Re-Shaping of Europe 4. The German Bund 5. Nationalism, Liberalism and Radicalism 6. Austria 7. Prussia 8. Constitution and Politics in the Smaller States 9. The Last Decade Before the Revolution 10. Economic Development 11. Religion and Politics 12. Politics and the Arts 13. The Emergence of the Social Question and Socialism 14. Political Literature and Journalism 15. National and International Trends in the Thirties and Forties 16. The Schleswig-Holstein Question 17. The Outbreak of the German Revolution 18. The National Assemblies 19. Further Revolutionary Movements and Reaction 20. The Constitution of the Reich – Choosing an Emperor – The End of a Chapter 21. After the Revolution 22. The Rise of Bismarck 23. Bismarck’s Three Wars 24. The Reich Under Bismarck 25. Bismarck’s Fall 26. The Re-Shaping of Austria
Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set: