Kaiser Wilhelm II New Interpretations
The Corfu Papers
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Kaiser Wilhelm II New Interpretations by John C. G. Rohl
Book DescriptionKaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) is one of the most fascinating figures in European history. Inheriting the 'mightiest throne on earth' in 1888, he played a central part in fashioning the policies which culminated in the catastrophe of 1914-18, the collapse of the Reich, and his own abdication. To an extraordinary extent he was also representative of his epoch: brilliant, bizarre, aggressive, insecure. Yet German historians have virtually ignored him. They have written the history of the Kaiserreich without the Kaiser, of Wilhelminism without Wilhelm, leaving the field to the amateurs. Recently, the conviction has been growing, in Germany as well as in American and Great Britain, that the huge advances achieved in the social and economic history of Imperial Germany must now be complemented by deeper research into the Kaiser's character, his role in decision-making, and his relationship to the social and cultural values of his era. In September 1979, a dozen historians met in the Kaiser's palace on Corfu to discuss these questions: this book contains their findings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521019903
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John C. G. Rohl
Kaiser Wilhelm II, Paperback (August 2014)
This is a concise edition of John Rohl's prize-winning three-volume biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
Wilhelm II, Hardback (February 2014)
Final volume in acclaimed biography of Wilhelm II exploring his role in the origins of the First World War.
Young Wilhelm, Hardback (October 1998)
A richly documented account of the early life of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Kaiser and His Court, Paperback (June 1996)» View all books by John C. G. Rohl
A personal and political analysis of the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II using new archival sources.
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