The Kaiser and his court : Wilhelm II and the government of Germany / John C.G. Röhl ; translated from the German by Terence F. Cole.

Author
Other titles
  • Kaiser, Hof und Staat. English.
  • The Kaiser & his Court.
Edition
  • First paperback edition.
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1994
Physical description
1 online resource (xi, 275 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 9781316529829
  • 9780521402231
  • 9780521565042 (paperback)
Notes
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-266) and index.
  • Service provider: Cambridge University Press (EBA)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Translation of: Kaiser, Hof und Staat : Wilhelm II. und die deutsche Politik. Munich : C. H. Beck, c1987.
  • Wolfson History Prize, 1994
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • 1. Kaiser Wilhelm II: a suitable case for treatment? -- 2. Philipp Eulenburg, the Kaiser's best friend -- 3. The Kaiser's court -- 4. The 'kingship mechanism' in the Kaiserreich -- 5. Higher civil servants in Wilhelmine Germany -- 6. The splendour and impotence of the German diplomatic service -- 7. Dress rehearsal in December: military decision-making in Germany on the eve of the First World War -- 8. Kaiser Wilhelm II and German anti-Semitism.
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Genre
  • Biographies.
  • Electronic books
  • Electronic books.
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Language
  • English
  • German
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Summary

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II, Queen Victoria's eldest grandchild, took over the running of the powerful German Reich from Bismarck and within a couple of decades had led it into world war and collapse. How did the Kaiser come to have so much power? Why was there no one to help him steer a less disastrous course? This book analyses these crucial questions with the help of a wealth of new archival sources. The book begins with a character-sketch of the Kaiser which provides new and alarming insights into his personality. It then looks, crucially, at the Kaiser's friends and favourites, the neo-absolutist culture of the court and of Berlin court society, and at the nature of his relationship with the court on the one hand and with the administrative 'pyramid' in Prussia and the Reich on the other. The book makes clear that these bureaucrats and diplomats had neither the means nor the will to oppose the overwhelming determination of the Kaiser and his close friends and advisers in directing the policies of the most dynamic and volatile state in Europe. The dangerous consequences of this situation led to the brink of world war as early as December 1912. A final chapter reveals for the first time the appalling extent and nature of the exiled Kaiser's anti-semitism.

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