Unification of Germany
3rd Edition
Access to History

By Alan Farmer & Andrina Stiles
June 2007
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780340929292
234 pages, Illustrated, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2"
$28.50 Paper Original

This third edition has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title explores the developments and factors in nineteenth century Germany that affected the move towards national unity, before going on to examine Bismarck's Germany and his fall, and ending with a new section examining the policies and changes within the new German state up to the formation of the Weimar Republic in 1919.

The book also includes an assessment of Bismarck as a leader and questions how united Germany really was by 1890. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Chapter 1: Germany 1815–48
  1. The Situation in Germany by 1815
  2. Reform and Repression 1815–40
  3. Germany 1840–8
  Study Guide
Chapter 2: Germany in Revolution 1848–49
  1. The Causes of the German Revolutions
  2. The Course of the Revolutions
  3. The Frankfurt Parliament
  4. The Revolution in Prussia
  5. The Failure of the German Revolution
Chapter 3: Prussia and Austria 1849–66
  1. The Position of Austria After 1848
  2. The Position of Prussia After 1848
  3. Bismarck: The Man and his Aims
  4. Austro-Prussian Conflict
  5. Prussian Ascendancy
  6. Factors Helping Bismarck
  Study Guide
Chapter 4: Prussia and France 1862–71
  1. Franco-Prussian Relations 1866–70
  2. The Road to War
  3. The Franco-Prussian War 1870–1
  4. The Results of the War
  5. Key Debate
  Study Guide
Chapter 5: Bismarck's Germany 1871–90
  1. The German Empire in 1871
  2. Bismarck's Domestic Policy 1871–90
  3. Bismarck's Foreign Policy 1871–90
  4. Bismarck's Fall
  5. Key Debate
  Study Guide
Chapter 6: Wilhelmine Germany 1890–1914
  1. The Wilhelmine Political System
  2. Economic Change
  3. Intellectual Trends
  4. Domestic Politics
  5. Foreign Policy
  6. Key Debate
  Study Guide
Chapter 7: War and Revolution 1914–19
  1. Germany at War 1914–16
  2. Germany Defeated 1917–18
  3. The German Revolution 1918–19
  4. The Establishment of the Weimar Republic
  5. Key Debate
  Study Guide

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