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The Kaiser and his court : Wilhelm II and the government of Germany

Author: R�ohl, John C. G. ; John C G Röhl
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kaiser Wilhelm II, Queen Victoria's eldest grandchild, took over the running of the powerful German Reich from Bismarck and within a couple of decades had led it into world war and collapse. How did the Kaiser come to have so much power? Why was there no one to help him steer a less disastrous course? This book analyses these crucial questions with the help of a wealth of new archival sources.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: William, German Emperor; Guillaume, empereur d'Allemagne; William, German Emperor; Guillaume, (empereur d'Allemagne ;; Guillaume, (empereur d'Allemagne ;; Wilhelm, Emperor of Germany; Wilhelm, Emperor of Germany
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R�ohl, John C. G. ; John C G Röhl
ISBN: 0521402239 9780521402231
OCLC Number: 29670062
Language Note: Translation of: Kaiser, Hof und Staat : Wilhelm II. und die deutsche Politik. Munich : C.H. Beck, c1987.
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 in Germany on the eve of the First World War --
8. Kaiser Wilhelm II and German anti-Semitism.
Other Titles: Kaiser, Hof und Staat.
Responsibility: John C.G. Röhl ; translated from the German by Terence F. Cole.
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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.  Read more...

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