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The Kaiser and his court : Wilhelm 2. and the government of Germany

Author: John C G Röhl
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book analyses the extraordinary personality of Kaiser Wilhelm II, his anti-semitism, the nature of his rule, and the neo-absolutist culture of Berlin court society.


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Named Person: Guglielmo, imperatore di Germania
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C G Röhl
ISBN: 0521402239 9780521402231
OCLC Number: 877961510
Notes: Tit. orig.: Kaiser, Hof und Staat : Wilhelm 2. und die deutsche Politik.
Description: XI, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the English edition; Introduction; 1. Kaiser Wilhelm II: a suitable case for treatment?; 2. Philipp Eulenburg, the Kaiser's best friend; 3. The Kaiser's court; 4. The 'kingship mechanism' in the Kaiserreich; 5. Higher civil servants in Wilhelmine Germany; 6. The splendour and impotence of the German diplomatic service; 7. Dress rehearsal in December: military decision-making on the eve of the First World War; 8. Kaiser Wilhelm II and German anti-semitism.
Responsibility: John C.G. Röhl ; translated from the German by Terence F. Cole.


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'The Kaiser and his Court is solid and speculative; it is cautious and provocative. It is brilliant history.' Washington Times '... superbly researched and fluently written.' Andrew Roberts, The Read more...

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