The tangled affairs in Bavaria at the close of World War I constitute a unique and important part of the early Weimar Republic. This study of the 1918 revolution, based on archival sources such as cabinet protocols and bureaucratic records, traces in detail the overthrow of the Wittelsbach dynasty and the foundation of the Bavarian Republic under Kurt Eisner. It also broadens and balances current understanding of the first Communist attempts to penetrate the heartland of Europe. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
*Frontmatter, pg. i*Preface, pg. vii*Contents, pg. ix*List of abbreviations, pg. 1*I. The Origins of Revolution, pg. 3*II. Kurt Eisner, pg. 34*III. The November Revolution, pg. 75*IV. Problems of Peace and Order, pg. 110*V. Council System and Cabinet Crisis, pg. 143*VI. Party System and Burgerwehr Crisis, pg. 176*VII. The Statistics of Deterioration, pg. 212*VIII. The End of the Eisner Regime, pg. 242*IX. The Second Revolution, pg. 273*X. The Soviet Republic, pg. 304*Conclusion, pg. 332*Postscript. The Communist View of the Bavarian Revolution, pg. 337*Bibliography, pg. 347*Index, pg. 363