Bismarck and the German Empire

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1968 - Biography & Autobiography - 327 pages
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For most people Bismarck is the man of "blood and iron"; he coined the phrase himself and he lived up to it. But he was much more; he had an itellectual ascendancy over all the politicians of his day, and his superiority was acknowledged not only by his own people, but by all European statesmen.

The unification of Germany, the defeat of Austria, the fall of the Second Empire, the defeat of France, the alliance of the German Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy, the dismemberment of Denmark--these are his most obvious achievements; no less important was the transformation in the national consciousness of the German people, for which Bismarck was also responsible. Dr. Eyck has analyzed not only the personality but also the accomplishments of a statesman whose influence on Europe in the latter half of the nineteenth century was more far-reaching than that of any other man in his time.

This edition contains minor corrections and a new foreword by the author's son Frank Eyck, also a nineteenth-century historian, evaluating some of the important publications in the field since the book appeared and illuminating his father's attitude to Bismarck.
  

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Slim but well documented and well reasoned analysis of Reichskanzler Otto von Bismarck's career. The book's German author does a good job of balancing respect for the fierce intellect and skills of ... Read full review

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Contents

FOREWORD 1
ix
THE YEARS OF PREPARATION 1 Parents and Youth
11
The United Diet of 1847
16
The Revolution of 1848
20
Bismarck in Frankfurt
30
The New Era and Bismarcks Recall from Frankfurt
40
St Petersburg
42
The Consequences of Villafranca and the Army Reorganization in Prussia
45
The Hungarian Legion
130
Nikolsburg
132
The Annexations and the Maltreatment of Frankfurt
133
The Line of the Main
135
The Diplomatic Struggle with Napoleon
136
THE NORTH GERMAN CON FEDERATION AND THE FRENCH WAR 1 The Indemnity Bill
139
The Annexations before the Landtag Bismarcks Illness
141
The Constitution of the North German Confederation
143

Ambassador in Paris
52
The Appointment as MinisterPresident
54
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST PARLIAMENT AND AUSTRIA A TO THE GASTEIN CONVENTION 1 The MinisterPresidents First Steps
58
The Order against the Press and the Opposition of the Crown Prince
62
Conflicts with Austria
63
The Polish Insurrection of 1863
68
y The Congress of the German Princes in Frankfurt
72
The SleswigHolstein Question
77
The War against Denmark and the London Conferences
88
The Consequences of the Danish War
94
The Crown Council of 29th May 1865
98
Continuation of the Constitutional Conflict
100
n The International Situation
101
The Gastein Convention
105
B TO THE PEACE OF PRAGUE 1 Biarritz 1865
107
Aggravation of the Constitutional Conflict
110
The Crown Council of the 28th February 1866
111
The Alliance with Italy 8th April 1866
112
Universal Suffrage
115
Efforts to avert War
118
Attempt on Bismarcks Life Question of Indemnity
120
Proposal for a European Conference
122
Outbreak of the War
123
Prussias Victory
127
n Napoleons Attempt at Interference
128
The fPelfenFonds
148
South Germany and Austria
150
The Luxemburg Question
153
Attempts at a Triple Alliance of France Austria and Italy
160
The Hohenzollern Candidature for the Throne of Spain and the Origin of the FrancoGerman War of 1870
163
The Foundation of the German Empire
174
BISMARCK AS IMPERIAL CHANCELLOR
187
The League of the Three Emperors
188
The Liberal Era in Germany
195
The Kulturkampf 102
202
The Arnim Affair
210
The War Scare of 1875 113
213
The End of the Liberal Era
223
The Law against the Social Democrats
236
The Congress of Berlin 1878
243
The Changeover to Protection and the Rift in the National
252
Liberal Party
253
The Alliance with the Habsburg Monarchy
261
n Bismarcks Colonial Policy
272
The Struggle for the Septenniurr in 1887
282
The Reinsurance Treaty with Russia 1887
289
The Tragedy of Frederick ffl
298
Bismarcks Fall 3
306
INDEX OF NAMES
324
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About the author (1968)

Erick Eyck (1878-1964) was born in Berlin and educated at the Universities of Berlin and Freiburg. He made his career in law, serving in the Court of Appeals, as a legal correspondent, and as a City Councillor in Charlottenberg and Berlin. In 1937 Dr. Eyck emigrated to England, where he lectured at the Universities of London and Oxford and turned to the writing of history. This volume is based on a series of lectures delivered at Oxford and also on Dr. Eyck's monumental three-colume study Bismarck.

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