The Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany

The Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany

By: Matthew Jefferies (editor)Hardback

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Germany's imperial era (1871-1918) continues to attract both scholars and the general public alike. The American historian Roger Chickering has referred to the historiography on the Kaiserreich as an 'extraordinary body of historical scholarship', whose quality and diversity stands comparison with that of any other episode in European history. This Companion is a significant addition to this body of scholarship with the emphasis very much on the present and future. Questions of continuity remain a vital and necessary line of historical enquiry and while it may have been short-lived, the Kaiserreich remains central to modern German and European history. The volume allows 25 experts, from across the globe, to write at length about the state of research in their own specialist fields, offering original insights as well as historiographical reflections, and rounded off with extensive suggestions for further reading. The chapters are grouped into five thematic sections, chosen to reflect the full range of research being undertaken on imperial German history today and together offer a comprehensive and authoritative reference resource. Overall this collection will provide scholars and students with a lively take on this fascinating period of German history, from the nation's unification in 1871 right up until the end of World War I.

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Matthew Jefferies is Professor of German History at the University of Manchester, UK.


Contents: Introduction, Matthew Jefferies. Part I State and Monarchy: Imperial governance, Katharine Anne Lerman; Prussian governance, Hartwin Spenkuch; The German monarchies, Frank Lorenz MA ller. Part II Politics and Society: Elections, Thomas KA hne; Liberalism, Eric Kurlander; Conservatism, Oded Heilbronner; Nationalism, Mark Hewitson; Antisemitism, Lars Fischer; Political Catholicism, Jeffrey T. Zalar; Socialism, Stefan Berger and Stefan Braun. Part III Culture and Identity: Particularism and localism, Jennifer Jenkins; Popular culture, Kaspar Maase; Gender, Ann Taylor Allen; Religion, James E. Bjork; Class, Dennis Sweeney. Part IV Economy and Environment: Trade policy and globalization, Cornelius Torp; Agriculture labour, Simon Constantine; The environment and environmentalism, Thomas RohkrAmer; Population: demography and mobility, Steve Hochstadt. Part V International Relations, Militarism and War: International relations, Andreas Rose; Militarism, Benjamin Ziemann; The army, William Mulligan; The navy and the sea, Jan RA ger; Germany and the origins of the First World War, Annika Mombauer; Colonialism and genocide, JA rgen Zimmerer. Index.

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  • publication date: 28/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781409435518
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781409435518
  • weight: 1172
  • ISBN10: 1409435512

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