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The ‘Victor of Tannenberg’

Anna von der Goltz

in Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570324
eISBN:
9780191722240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570324.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the sudden emergence of the Hindenburg myth after the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914. It shows that the German population played a central role in exalting this little-known ... More


Kaiser Wilhelm II and the limits of the royal prerogative in German South-West Africa

Matthew P. Fitzpatrick

in Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784993153
eISBN:
9781526115096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was reputed to have been personally involved in and responsible for Germany’s shift to a policy of global expansion (Weltpolitik). Yet the history of the Herero War in ... More


Science: Friedrich Alfred Krupp

Harold James

in Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153407
eISBN:
9781400841868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153407.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter turns to the next generation, and examines the business ethic and the political and personal life of Friedrich Alfred Krupp. Friedrich Alfred Krupp is described a rather kind and gentle ... More


Suffrage Reform as Coup d’État

James Retallack

in Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199668786
eISBN:
9780191779046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668786.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History, European Modern History

In the period 1894 to 1902 Saxons demonstrated that the expansion of voting rights could be slowed and actually reversed. This chapter shows how right-wing politicians, statesmen, municipal ... More


The Trial of the Kaiser

William A. Schabas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198833857
eISBN:
9780191872440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833857.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Today’s elaborate system of international criminal justice originates in proposals at the end of the First World War to try Kaiser Wilhelm II before an international criminal tribunal. In the weeks ... More


The United Kingdom and Germany

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the United Kingdom’s rivalry with Germany in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. After nearly two centuries of ascendancy, the UK was challenged by an autocratic Germany ... More


“Mr. Butler’s Asylum”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's campaign for peace and international cooperation as well as his dispute with two faculty members of Columbia University, James McKeen Cattell and Henry ... More


The Rhetoric of the Moroccan Crises, 1905 and 1911

Martin Thomas and Richard Toye

in Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198749196
eISBN:
9780191813382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749196.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Within half a dozen years of the Fashoda crisis, Anglo-French relations had improved dramatically. In 1904, the Entente Cordiale was sealed. The following year, a crisis broke out over Morocco, which ... More


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