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The Kaiser and the Colonies Monarchy in the Age of Empire




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 02/2022





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Many have viewed Kaiser Wilhelm II as having personally ruled Germany, dominating its politics, and choreographing its ambitious leap to global power. But how accurate is this picture? As The Kaiser and the Colonies shows, Wilhelm II was a constitutional monarch like many other crowned heads of Europe. Rather than an expression of Wilhelm II's personal rule, Germany's global empire and its Weltpolitik had their origins in the political and economic changes undergone by the nation as German commerce and industry strained to globalise alongside other European nations. More central to Germany's imperial processes than an emperor who reigned but did not rule were the numerous monarchs around the world with whom the German Empire came into contact. In Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, kings, sultans and other paramount leaders both resisted and accommodated Germany's ambitions as they charted their own course through the era of European imperialism. The result was often violent suppression, but also complex diplomatic negotiation, attempts at manipulation, and even mutual cooperation. In vivid detail drawn from archival holdings, The Kaiser and the Colonies examines the surprisingly muted role played by Wilhelm II in the German Empire and contrasts it to the lively, varied, and innovative responses to German imperialism from monarchs around the world.




Sommario

1 - A Siamese Charm Offensive
2 - In Search of a German Hong Kong
3 - A Pilgrim to the Holy Land
4 - Kowtowing before the Kaiser
5 - The 'Kaiser's Holocaust' in Africa?
6 - Defending a Sovereign Sultan
7 - Company Rule and the Sultan of Zanzibar
8 - Swapping a Sultanate for an Island
9 - Paramountcy in German Southwest Africa
10 - The Limits of Royal Reciprocity
11 - The Kaiser's Birthday Present
12 - A Visit to the King of Samoa
13 - Hanging a King




Autore

Matthew P Fitzpatrick is a professor of international history at Flinders University, Adelaide. He is the author of Purging the Empire: Mass Expulsions in Germany, 1871-1914, and Liberal Imperialism in Germany: Expansionism and Nationalism in Germany, 1848-1884. Winner of the Chester Penn Higby Prize, he has also been a Humboldt Fellow at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany.










Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780192897039

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 240 x 25.0 x 160 mm Ø 734 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:numerous black and white images
Pagine Arabe: 416


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