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Germany from Reich to Republic, 1871-1918 Politics, Hierarchy and Elites by Matthew S. Seligmann, Roderick R. McLean

Germany from Reich to Republic, 1871-1918 Politics, Hierarchy and Elites


Part of the European History in Perspective Series


Germany from Reich to Republic, 1871-1918 Politics, Hierarchy and Elites by Matthew S. Seligmann, Roderick R. McLean

This book provides an up-to-date interpretation of the political development of the Germany of Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Focusing on domestic politics as well as diplomacy, personalities and decision-making, attention is given to the latest historical research, the documentary evidence on which it is based, and the debates and controversies which are thereby evoked.


'...the text is logical and generally easy to follow...well-suited for upper-level undergraduate history students...' - The History Teacher Germany from Reich to Republic is well-suited for upper-level undergraduate history students, and, because the authors make specific reference throughout to many key interpretations, even graduate students could use this volume to deepen their understanding of the Imperial period. In addition, because of its system of thematic organization, both high school and college instructors could rely on the book for lecture material.' - Thomas Saylor, The History Teacher 'An excellent text.' - Adrian Hyde Price, University of Birmingham'

About the Author

MATTHEW S. SELIGMANN is Senior Lecturer in History at University College Northampton.RODERICK R. MCLEAN is an independent scholar, who has previously taught at Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities.

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Publication date

31st July 2000


Matthew S. Seligmann, Roderick R. McLean

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Palgrave Macmillan


224 pages


European history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
First World War
Central government policies



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