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Epkenhans, Michael

Overview
Works: 111 works in 360 publications in 2 languages and 5,113 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Naval history  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, wpr, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: DD101.5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Epkenhans
Die wilhelminische Flottenrüstung, 1908-1914 : Weltmachtstreben, industrieller Fortschritt, soziale Integration by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tirpitz : architect of the German high seas fleet by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He dared to challenge British naval supremacy
Leben im Kaiserreich : Deutschland um 1900 by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Militär und der Aufbruch in die Moderne, 1860 bis 1890 : Armeen, Marinen und der Wandel von Politik, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft in Europa, den USA sowie Japan by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review quote: "Es gelingt den Beiträgern, ein dichtes und weitgehend geschlossenes Bild dieser Epoche zu zeichnen, die bisher von der Forschung, vor allem der Militärgeschichte, vergleichsweise zu wenig beachtet worden ist." -- Ralf Pröve in: Historische Zeitschrift 280/2005
Das ereignisreiche Leben eines "Wilhelminers" : Tagebücher, Briefe, Aufzeichnungen 1901 bis 1920 by Albert Hopman( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review quote. A quote from a review of the product: "The end product stands in the very best tradition of German scholarship and erudition. The book will remain an indispensable source on the history of Germany both before and during the Great War for years to come." (The Journal of Modern History) "Michael Epkenhans hat mit Auswahl und Kürzungen sowie Einleitung und Kommentierung einen profunden Beitrag zur Erschließung des wertvollen Quellenmaterials geleistet." Dieter Fricke in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 9/2005 "Die gut und ausführlich dokumentierte Edition zeigt sehr anschaulich Lebensbild,Vorstellungswelt und Ziele eines kritischen Seeoffiziers im wilhelminischen Deutschland." Franz-Josef Kos in: Historische Zeitschrift 280,3/ 2005 "Aufgrund ihrer Dichte und Authentizität, aber auch wegen ihrer durchaus subjektiven und privatdienstlichen Sichtweise stellt die Edition schließlich einen wertvollen Beitrag für wünschenswerte vergleichende Forschungen zur militärischen Elite des wilhelminischen Kaiserreichs auf der Grundlage der im Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv Freiburg i. Br. zahlreich vorhandenen Nachlässe und Aufzeichnungen dar." Jürgen Angelow in: H-Soz-u-Kult, Februar 2005 "Die Tagebücher Albert Hopmans, die im Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv in Freiburg verwahrt werden, galten unter Historikern schon lange als Geheimtipp. [...] Nun hat Michael Epkenhans, der sich vor Jahren bereits mit einer grundlegenden Untersuchung zur deutschen Flottenrüstung vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg einen Namen gemacht hat, die Tagebücher in einer vorzüglich kommentierten Auswahl herausgegeben, ergänzt um Denkschriften und Briefe aus dem privaten Nachlass. Es handelt sich um eine interessante, streckenweise sogar aufregende Lektüre, denn aufgrund seiner Nähe zu wichtigen Entscheidungsträgern in der Reichsleitung war Hopman über die Interna der deutschen Politik in der Regel außerordentlich gut informiert." Volker Ullrich in: DIE ZEIT, 21.10.2004 "Mag auch der Vizeadmiral Albert Hopman als Offizier aus der 'zweiten Reihe' nur wenigen Fachleuten bekannt sein, so verspricht doch eine intensivere Beschäftigung mit dem Werdegang, dem Weltbild und der Mentalität dieses typischen Repräsentanten des Wilhelminischen Deutschland auch für den historisch interessierten Laien in mehrfacher Hinsicht Gewinn; dies um so mehr, als Michael Epkenhans, anerkannter Experte der Flottenpolitik im Kaiserreich, hier eine vorbildlich eingeleitete und kommentierte Edition der Selbstzeugnisse, angereichert durch eine Fülle zusätzlicher Quellen und Informationen, vorlegt. [...]Epkenhans kann man nur beglückwünschen zu seinem gelungenen und künftig unverzichtbaren 'Baustein für weitere Forschungen zur Politik-, Marine- und Mentalitätsgeschichte des Kaiserreichs'." Berndt-Jürgen Wendt in: Das Parlament, 08.11.2004
The Schlieffen Plan : international perspectives on the German strategy for World War I by Hans Gotthard Ehlert( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the creation of the Franco-Russian Alliance and the failure of the Reinsurance Treaty in the late nineteenth century, Germany needed a strategy for fighting a two-front war. In response, Field Marshal Count Alfred von Schlieffen produced a study that represented the apex of modern military planning. His Memorandum for a War against France, which incorporated a mechanized cavalry as well as new technologies in weaponry, advocated that Germany concentrate its field army to the west and annihilate the French army within a few weeks. For generations, historians have considered Schlieffen''s w
Geschichte Deutschlands : von 1648 bis heute by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Epkenhans beleuchtet die politischen und kriegerischen Ereignisse, die Deutschland in den über 450 Jahren seit dem Ende des Dreißigjährigen Krieges geprägt haben. Kenntnisreich bringt er dem Leser die großen und zuweilen widersprüchlichen Entwicklungen in Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Kultur, Wissenschaft und Technik nahe. Fundiert und kompakt zeigt der Band, wie Deutschland zu dem wurde, was es heute ist. Hier finden Studierende aller geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Fächer das Grundlagenwissen zur deutschen Geschichte der Neuzeit. Die fachlich ausgezeichnete, gut lesbare Darstellung wird durch zahlreiche Illustrationen so ergänzt, dass das erworbene Wissen nach der Lektüre haften bleibt
Skagerrakschlacht : Vorgeschichte - Ereignis - Verarbeitung( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Alfred Krupp : ein Unternehmer im Kaiserreich( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Schlieffenplan : Analysen und Dokumente( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das politische Zeremoniell im Deutschen Kaiserreich 1871-1918 by Andreas Biefang( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Militärische Erinnerungskultur : Soldaten im Spiegel von Biographien, Memoiren und Selbstzeugnissen( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Naval Route To The Abyss : the Anglo-German Naval Race 1895-1914 by Matthew S Seligmann( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-German rivalry in battleship building at the beginning of the twentieth century has been blamed by many as a major cause of the First World War, yet 'the Great Naval Race' has not received the attention that its notoriety would merit. This volume facilitates an understanding of how the two parties interacted by providing a comprehensive survey of existing scholarship, as well as important primary sources from a range of archives. By offering German documents in their original text and in English translation, this book makes the German role in this conflict accessible to English speak
Jutland : World War I's greatest naval battle( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the first two years of World War I, Germany struggled to overcome a crippling British blockade of its mercantile shipping lanes. With only sixteen dreadnought-class battleships compared to the renowned British Royal Navy's twenty-eight, the German High Seas Fleet stood little chance of winning a direct fight. The Germans staged raids in the North Sea and bombarded English coasts in an attempt to lure small British squadrons into open water where they could be destroyed by submarines and surface boats. After months of skirmishes, conflict erupted on May 31, 1916, in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark, in what would become the most formidable battle in the history of the Royal Navy. In Jutland, international scholars reassess the strategies and tactics employed by the combatants as well as the political and military consequences of their actions. Most previous English-language military analysis has focused on British admiral Sir John Jellicoe, who was widely criticized for excessive caution and for allowing German vice admiral Reinhard Scheer to escape; but the contributors to this volume engage the German perspective, evaluating Scheer's decisions and his skill in preserving his fleet and escaping Britain's superior force. Together, the contributors lucidly demonstrate how both sides suffered from leadership that failed to move beyond outdated strategies of limited war between navies and to embrace the total war approach that came to dominate the twentieth century. The contributors also examine the role of memory, comparing the way the battle has been portrayed in England and Germany. An authoritative collection of scholarship, Jutland serves as an essential reappraisal of this seminal event in twentieth-century naval history
Otto von Bismarck und die Wirtschaft( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westfalen und Preussen : Integration und Regionalismus( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preußen Aufstieg und Fall einer Großmacht by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der anregend und lesefreundlich gestaltete, durchgehend farbig illustrierte Bildband führt mit kompenten Texten zu Politik, Gesellschaft, Kultur und Wirtschaft in die Geschichte Preussens ein
Jutland : the unfinished battle by Nicholas Jellicoe( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years after Jutland, the first and largest engagement of Dreadnoughts in the twentieth century, historians are still fighting this controversial and misunderstood battle. What was in fact a strategic victory stands out starkly against the background of bitter public disappointment in the Royal Navy and decades of divisive acrimony and very public infighting between the camps supporting the two most senior commanders, Jellicoe and Beatty. This book not only re-tells the story of the battle from both a British and German perspective based on the latest research, but it also helps clarify the context of Germany;s inevitable naval clash. It then traces the bitter dispute that ensued in the years after the smoke of war had cleared - right up to his death in 1935, Admiral Jellicoe was embroiled in what became known as the 'Jutland Controversy'. Nick Jellicoe is uniquely placed to tell the story of Jutland. His naval connections are strong: his father, the second Earl served as First Lord of the Admiralty while his grandfather, Sir John Jellicoe commanded the Grand Fleet for the first two years on the war, from 1914 to 1916 - famously described by Churchill as being 'the only man who could have lost the war in an afternoon'."--Publisher web site
Gesammelte Werke : neue Friedrichsruher Ausgabe (NFA) by Otto Bismarck( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Erste Weltkrieg by Michael Epkenhans( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gut lesbar geschriebenes Studienbuch zur Geschichte des 1. Weltkriegs auf aktuellstem Forschungsstand
 
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Tirpitz : architect of the German high seas fleet
Alternative Names
Michael Epkenhans deutscher Militärhistoriker

Michael Epkenhans Duits militair historicus

Michael Epkenhans German historian

Michael Epkenhans historiador alemán

Michael Epkenhans historiador alemany

Languages
German (123)

English (37)

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Geschichte Deutschlands : von 1648 bis heute