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The Hohenzollerns

1st Edition

By Herbert Eulenberg


392 pages

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Hardback: 9780367231217
pub: 2019-07-16
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Originally published in English in 1929, this book provides a history of the Hohenzollerns from the fifteenth century Frederick to Wilhelm III. Each chapter is devoted to the principal members of the house of Hohenzollern and presented in the form of short, biographical sketches, designed to interest and entertain the reader.


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Table of Contents

1. Frederick I, Elector and Margrave of Brandenburg (1372-1440). 2. Frederick II, ‘The Iron Tooth’ (1413-1471) 3. Albert Achilles (1414-1486) 4. John Cicero (1455-1499) 5. Joachim I ‘Nestor’ (1484-1535) 6. Joachim II ‘Hector’ (1505-1571), and Hans von Küstrin (1513-1571) 7. John George ‘The Economical’ (1525-1598) 8. Joachim Frederick (1546-1608) 9. John Sigismund (1572-1619) 10. George William (1595-1640) 11. Frederick William I, The Great Elector (1620-1688) 12. Frederick, Third of that Name as Elector, First as King (1657-1713) 13. Frederick William I, Second King of Prussia (1688-1740) 14. Frederick II, The Great (1712-1796) 15. Frederick William II (1744-1797) 16. Frederick William III (1770-1840) 17. Queen Louise (1776-1810) 18. Prince Louis Ferdinand (1772-1806) 19. Frederick William IV (1795-1861) 20. William I (1797-1888) 21. Frederick III (1831-1888) 22. William II (1859-1918) 23. ‘William III’ b. 1882 24. Ernst von Wildenbruch (1845-1909)

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