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Wilhelminism and Its Legacies: German Modernities, Imperialism, and the Meanings of Reform, 1890-1930

Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Book Name: Wilhelminism and Its Legacies: German Modernities, Imperialism, and the Meanings of Reform, 1890-1930
Publication Date: 2004
Description:

What was distinctive—and distinctively "modern"—about German society and politics in the age of Kaiser Wilhelm II? In addressing this question, these essays assemble cutting-edge research by fourteen international scholars. Based on evidence of an explicit and self-confidently "bourgeois" formation in German public culture, the contributors suggest new ways of interpreting its reformist potential and advance alternative readings of German political history before 1914. While proposing a more measured understanding of Wilhelmine Germany's extraordinarily dynamic society, they also grapple with the ambivalent, cross-cutting nature of German "modernities" and reassess their impact on long-term developments running through the Wilhelmine age.

ISSN/ISBN: 978-1571816870
Wilhelminism and Its Legacies: German Modernities, Imperialism, and the Meanings of Reform, 1890-1930