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The Kaiser : new research on Wilhelm II's role in imperial Germany

Author: Annika Mombauer; Wilhelm Deist
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a collection of innovative essays examining the role of Wilhelm II in imperial Germany, focusing in particular on the later years of the monarch's reign. The essays highlight the Kaiser's relationship with statemen and rulers, at home and abroad; his role in international relations; the erosion of his power during the First World War; and his ultimate downfall in 1918"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William, German Emperor; William, German Emperor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annika Mombauer; Wilhelm Deist
ISBN: 0521824087 9780521824088
OCLC Number: 57567237
Description: xv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction Annika Mombauer and Wilhelm Deist; Reflections on John Rohl: a laudatio Jonathan Steinberg; 1. Wilhelm II and 'his' navy, 1888-1918 Michael Epkenhans; 2. Hollow-sounding jubilees: forms and effects of public self-display in Wilhelmine Germany Bernd Sosemann; 3. The Kaiser's elite? Wilhelm II and the Berlin administration 1890-1914 Katherine A. Lerman; 4. Wilhelm, Waldersee and the Boxer rebellion Annika Mombauer; 5. Dreams of a German Europe: Wilhelm II and the Treaty of Bjorko of 1905 Roderick R. McLean; 6. The uses of 'friendship'. The 'personal regime' of Wilhelm II and Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 Ragnhild Fiebig-von Hase; 7. Military diplomacy in a military monarchy? Wilhelm II and his relations with British service attaches in Berlin, 1903-1914 Matthew Seligmann; 8. Wilhelm II as supreme warlord in the First World War Holger Afflerbach; 9. Germany's 'last card'. Wilhelm II and the decision in favour of unrestricted submarine warfare in January 1917 Matthew Stibbe; 10. Military culture, Wilhelm II, and the end of the monarchy in the First World War Isabel V. Hull; 11. Rathenau, Wilhelm II, and the perception of Wilhelminismus Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann; 12. Structure and agency in Wilhelmine Germany: the history of the German Empire - past, present and future Volker R. Berghahn; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Annika Mombauer and Wilhelm Deist.
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