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Following German reunification in 1990 there has been a reassessment of Bismarck's role in European history

Synopsis:

Otto von Bismarck was a statesman whose political significance has been judged in a highly controversial way. On the one hand he is admired as the founder of the Reich and as a gifted diplomat. Others, however, condemn him as a reactionary nobleman and as a stubborn enemy of the socialist movement. Since the unexpected union of the two German states, which were the remnants of the original Reich founded by Bismarck, people have started to think anew about the role of the Iron Chancellor. Ullrich offers a much-needed unbiased judgment of Bismarck, far from the common cliches that have distorted his image and legacy over the last decades.

Synopsis:

A biography of a man who defined an era in European history

About the Author

Dr. Volker Ullrich has been in charge of 'The Political Book' section of the German weekly Die Zeit. He is the author of The Nervous Great Power: Rise and Decline of the German Empire 1871-1918. Prince Ferdinand von Bismarck is the great grandson of Otto von Bismarck and has written several books on politics and political history.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Prince Ferdinand von Bismarck

Introduction

 

Early influences 1815-1832

The ‘Crazy Junker’ 1832-47

Bismarck’s path to politics 1847-51

Diplomatic apprenticeship 1851-62

Prime Minister in waiting 1862-63

I have beaten all of them, every single one! 1863-67

The Founder of the Reich 1866-71

Consolidation and preservation 1871-85

The long departure from power 1885-90

The Last Years 1890-98

Assessment

 

Notes

Chronology

Bibliography

Picture Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904950844
Author:
Ullrich, Volker
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Translator:
Beech, Timothy
Foreword by:
Von Bismarck, Ferdinand
Foreword:
Von Bismarck, Ferdinand
Author:
Ullrich, Dr Volker
Author:
Von Bismarck, Prince Ferdinand
Author:
Prince Ferdinand von Bismarck
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Political
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State

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"Synopsis" by , Otto von Bismarck was a statesman whose political significance has been judged in a highly controversial way. On the one hand he is admired as the founder of the Reich and as a gifted diplomat. Others, however, condemn him as a reactionary nobleman and as a stubborn enemy of the socialist movement. Since the unexpected union of the two German states, which were the remnants of the original Reich founded by Bismarck, people have started to think anew about the role of the Iron Chancellor. Ullrich offers a much-needed unbiased judgment of Bismarck, far from the common cliches that have distorted his image and legacy over the last decades.
"Synopsis" by , A biography of a man who defined an era in European history
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