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PASSENDE DER GEO EPOCHE BER Ausgabe der Epoche ber Geschichte Deutschlands in den Jahren 1871 bis 1918 zu lesen Andernfalls h ngt der Leser in der Luft und versteht nichts da Clark nur sehr begrenzt auf den hintergrund eingeht und sich weitgehend auf die person eingeht und sich weitgehend auf die Person und seiner engsten Umgebung onzentriert Excellent and very much an appendage to The Iron Kingdom As stated below Not so much a biography but rather a book about the emperor s political involvements in the period and events leading up to the start of WO1 I think Clark can be classified as a revisionist as many pages are used to revise the rather radical interpretations on both sides Though Clark does stay in the middle there can be no doubt about the incompetence that is displayed throughout and throughout Especially the last 2 chapters dealing with his involvement or lach thereof in the outbreak of Wo1 and the day to day decision making during the war were particularly interesting WII never wanted war so much is sure but as so often he was betrayed used misled and abused by his surrounding advisors who really seem to have wanted war As such the book serves as a perfect statement against a monarchic rule. Ecades of the Wilhelmine era into global war and exile the book presents a new interpretation of this controversial monarch and assesses the impact on Germany of his forty year rei. Fascinating interesting to see how 1 man can set up a country
for such disasters that affect the whole world beautiful to see the such disasters that affect the whole world beautiful to see the for what he truly was objectively a century after the tragedy of his life surreal Christopher Clark wrote a splendid book about Emperor Wilhelm William IIof Germany More review on this link Of all the books I have read about the First World War none have changed my mind about an aspect of it than this I used to buy into the popular idea of Kaiser Wilhelm II as an unstable militarist who was largely responsible
"for the First World War But as this book demonstrates the Kaiser "the First World War But as this book demonstrates the Kaiser not much of a militarist He tried to be but was never at ease and the soldiers looked on him with contempt And as the war approached he was as often as not a moderating influence on German policy As Clark makes clear there were many individuals and institutions pushing Germany to war prior to 1914 not least of which was the army Wilhelm was certainly an incompetent monarch but the constitutional of the newly formed German Empire would have put any monarch in a difficult position It placed both great responsibility and little real power in the hands of one man The Kaiser was Kaiser Wilhelm II is one of the ey figures in the history of twentieth century Europe King of Prussia and German Emperor from 1888 to the collapse of Germany in 1918 and a crucial.
Christopher Clark Æ 1 READOt up to this challenge but it is doubtful that anyone else would have been The title of this would indicate a biography but it s much a narrative history and analysis of how the Wilhelmine political system functioned The Kaiser was less in charge than the system and that in turn didn t really work very well Clark is
AN EXCELLENT HISTORIAN AND THIS IS A VERY FINEexcellent historian and this is a very fine The author is skilled in writing
histories that are both comprehensive and accessible to the non specialistthat are both comprehensive and accessible to the non specialist Clark wrote a balanced and well researched book on the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II Clark s view is that Wilhelm was weak disorganized and impetuous but not the militaristic warmonger he has been accused of being In particular he argues that Wilhelm was not responsible for starting World War I a charge that has been laid at his feet A well written analysis Keine Biographie wie man annehmen nnte sondern eine Analyse der Pers nlichkeit Wilhelms II und deren Wechselwirkung mit der Politik und der Gesellschaft Deutschlands w hrend seiner Herrschaft Angenehm unpolemisch und ausgewogen weder Verteufelung noch Verherrlichung Wer vorher nichts ber diese Epoche gelesen hat sollte sich berlegen zuvor ein ande. Player in the events that led to the outbreak of World War I Following Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from his youth at the Hohenzollern court through the turbulent peacetime