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Bismarck and His Times

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A new account of the life and policies of the first German chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, this concise historical-biography reflects, for the first time in English, the historical shift in emphasis from the traditional political-economic approach to the more complex social-economic one of post—World War II scholarship.

 

Since the middle of the 1950s, much new material on Bismarck and nine­teenth-century Germany and new inter­pretations of existing material have been published in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. Pro­fessor George O. Kents brilliant syn­thesis, drawing on this mass of mate­rial, examines changes in emphasis in post—World War II scholarship. The book, particularly in the historiograph­ical notes and bibliographical essay, provides the serious student with an invaluable guide to the intricacies of recent Bismarckian scholarship. For the general reader, the main text presents a picture of the man, the issues, and the age in the light of modern scholarship.

 

The major shift in historical emphasis described in this new account is the importance scholars give to the period 1877-79, the years of change from free trade to protectionism, rather than to 1870-71 the founding of the Reich. Bismarcks political machinations, par­ticularly his willingness to explore the possibilities of a coup détat, are more fully discussed here than in any other book.

About the Author

George O. Kent received a D.Phil. degree from Oxford. His B.S. and M.A. degrees are from Columbia. He is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His previous study of the Bismarck era, Arnim and Bisrnarck, was published by the Clarendon Press, Ox­ford, 1968.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809308590
Author:
Kent, George O.
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Location:
Carbondale :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Bismarck, otto, furst von, 1815-1898
Subject:
Germany Politics and government.
Subject:
Bismarck, Otto
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st Edition
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series Volume:
224
Publication Date:
19780931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6 x 0.5 in

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