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The Bismarck Myth : Weimar Germany and the Legacy of the Iron Chancellor.

Author: Robert Gerwarth
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2005.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few statesmen in history have inspired the imagination of generations of Germans more than the founder of the Kaiserreich, Otto von Bismarck. The archetype of charismatic leadership, the Iron Chancellor maintained his pre-eminent position in the pantheon of Germany's political iconography for much of the twentieth century. Based on a large selection of primary sources, this book provides an insightful analysis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gerwarth
ISBN: 9780191535970 0191535974 1280869917 9781280869914
OCLC Number: 437108889
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages).
Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Prologue: The Bismarck Myth in Wilhelmine Germany (1890-1918); 3. After the Collapse; 4. Fragmented Society--Divided Memory: Perceptions of Bismarck in Early Weimar Germany; 5. Fighting the 'Enemies of the Reich': Bismarck and the State Crisis of 1922-1923; 6. Bismarck as an Election Campaigner; 7. In the Shadow of Stabilization; 8. Towards the Abyss: Bismarck and the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic; 9. Epilogue: Bismarck between the 'Seizure of Power' and Reunification (1933-1990); 10. Conclusion; Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.

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Few statesmen in history have inspired the imagination of generations of Germans more than the founder of the Kaiserreich, Otto von Bismarck. The archetype of charismatic leadership, the Iron Chancellor maintained his pre-eminent position in the pantheon of Germany's political iconography for much of the twentieth century. Based on a large selection of primary sources, this book provides an insightful analysis of Bismarck's legacy as a political myth that undermined parliamentary. democracy in Germany and contributed to the rise of Hitler. - ;Few statesmen in history have inspired the imaginat.

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