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The Bismarck myth : Weimar Germany and the legacy of the Iron Chancellor, Robert Gerwarth

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The Bismarck myth : Weimar Germany and the legacy of the Iron Chancellor
Title
The Bismarck myth
Title remainder
Weimar Germany and the legacy of the Iron Chancellor
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gerwarth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few statesmen in history have inspired the imagination of generations of Germans more than the founder of the Kaiserreich, Otto von Bismarck. The archetype of charismatic leadership, the Iron Chancellor maintained his pre-eminent position in the pantheon of Germany's political iconography for much of the twentieth century. Based on a large selection of primary sources, this book provides an insightful analysis of the Bismarck myth's profound impact on Germany's political culture. In particular, it investigates the ways in which that myth was used to undermine parliamentary democracy in Germany after the Great War, paving the way for its replacement by authoritarian rule under an allegedly 'Bismarckian' charismatic leader, Adolf Hitler. As one of the most powerful weapons of nationalist agitation against the Weimar Republic, the Bismarck myth was never contested. The nationalists' ideologically charged interpretation of Bismarck as the father of the German nation-state and model for future political decision-making clashed with rivalling - and thoroughly critical - democratic and communist perceptions of the Iron Chancellor. The quarrel over Bismarck's legacy demonstrates how the clash of ideologies, particularly between 1918 and 1933, resulted in a highly political fight for the 'correct' and universal interpretation of the German past. Essential reading for anyone interested in modern German history, this book sheds new light on the Weimar Republic's struggle for survival and the reasons for its failure
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerwarth, Robert
Dewey number
943.08092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DD221
LC item number
.G425 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bismarck, Otto
  • Statesmen
  • Germany
  • Bismarck, Otto
  • Bismarck, Otto von
  • Bismarck, Otto von
  • BMBF-Statusseminar
  • HISTORY
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
  • Weimar-republiek
  • Nationalisme
  • Autoritarisme
  • Mythevorming
  • Rezeption
  • Deutschland
Label
The Bismarck myth : Weimar Germany and the legacy of the Iron Chancellor, Robert Gerwarth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Mar. 10, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Prologue: The Bismarck Myth in Wilhelmine Germany 1890-1918; 3. After the Collapse; 4. Fragmented Society, Divided Memory: Perceptions of Bismarck in Early Weimar Germany; 5. Fighting the 'Enemies of the Reich': Bismarck and the State Crisis of 1922-23; 6. Bismarck as an Election Campaigner; 7. In the Shadow of Stabilization; 8. Towards the Abyss: Bismarck and the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic; 9. Epilogue: Bismarck Between the 'Seizure of Power' and Reunification 1933-1990; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
313773779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199281848
Lccn
2005296270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)313773779
Label
The Bismarck myth : Weimar Germany and the legacy of the Iron Chancellor, Robert Gerwarth
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Mar. 10, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Prologue: The Bismarck Myth in Wilhelmine Germany 1890-1918; 3. After the Collapse; 4. Fragmented Society, Divided Memory: Perceptions of Bismarck in Early Weimar Germany; 5. Fighting the 'Enemies of the Reich': Bismarck and the State Crisis of 1922-23; 6. Bismarck as an Election Campaigner; 7. In the Shadow of Stabilization; 8. Towards the Abyss: Bismarck and the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic; 9. Epilogue: Bismarck Between the 'Seizure of Power' and Reunification 1933-1990; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
313773779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199281848
Lccn
2005296270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)313773779

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