Subtitled: From Frederick the Great to Bismarck 1763-1867 (New Approaches to European History)
The arduous path from the colourful diversity of the Holy Roman Empire to the Prussian-dominated German nation-state, Bismarck's German Empire of 1871, led through revolutions, wars and economic upheavals, but also through the cultural splendour of German Classicism and Romanticism. Hagen Schulze takes a fresh look at late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German history, explaining it as the interaction of revolutionary forces from below and from above, of economics, politics, and culture. None of the results were predetermined, and yet their outcome was of momentous significance for all of Europe, if not the world. This book provides a concise and accessible account of these tumultuous decades, supported by a chronology of events and full English language bibliography.
Translated by Sarah Hanbury-Tenison
Hardback book with intact dustjacket in excellent condition. Shows minor signs of reading and shelf wear and the DJ is slightly nicked at the top of the front. Beneath the cover are black boards with gilt titling. The pages are clean and tight