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Title:
Bismarck
Author:
Feuchtwanger, E. J.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xi, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415216135

9780415216142
Format :
Book

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Central Library DD218 .F48 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Routledge Historical Biographies provide engaging, readable and academically credible biographies written from an explicitly historical perspective. These concise and accessible accounts will bring important historical figures to life for students and general readers alike.

Bismarck was arguably the most important figure in nineteenth-century European history after 1815. In this new biography, Edgar Feuchtwanger reassesses Bismarck's significance as a historical figure. He traces his development from a typical junker , a reactionary and conservative, into the so-called white revolutionary who recast European affairs more drastically than anyone since Napoleon.

Feuchtwanger's lucid account de-mythologizes the German leader without demonising him. This book leaves the reader with a strongly etched portrait of one of the decisive makers of the modern world.


Author Notes

Edgar Feuchtwanger studied history at Cambridge and taught British and German history at the University of Southampton and has been visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt. His major publications include From Weimar to Hitler (1995) Disraeli (2000), Imperial Germany 1850-1918 (Routledge 2001).


Table of Contents

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. 1
1 Early Daysp. 13
2 Entry into Politicsp. 26
3 Diplomat with a Differencep. 42
4 Minister in Waitingp. 67
5 Prime Ministerp. 83
6 First Triumphp. 99
7 Fratricidal Warp. 120
8 High Noonp. 148
9 Imperial Chancellorp. 180
10 Turn to the Rightp. 200
11 Power Prolongedp. 212
12 Fall and Resentful Retirementp. 240
Conclusionp. 253
Notesp. 264
Further Readingp. 272
Indexp. 276

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