Planned with the A-level student specifically in mind, the "Access to History" series is designed to be expansive enough so that re-reading of condensed narrative is not required. This book looks at the unification of Germany (1815-90).
Part 1 Germany 1815-48: the German Confederation - the Vienna Settlement; political movements working for reform; Metternich - the congress of Troppau; economic development - the Zollverein. Part 2 Germany in revoluiton 1848-49: causes of revolutionary movements; constitutional movements - the Frankfurt Parliament; the failure of Parliament; Prussia; failure of revolutions. Part 3 Prussia and Austria 1849-66: Austrian ascendancy; Prussia; Bismarck - political beginnings; minister-president; Austro-Prussian conflict - Schleswig-Holstein; war with Austria; Prussian ascendancy. Prussia and France 1862-71: war with Austria; the Luxemburg crisis; war with France - the Hohenzollern crisis; the Ems telegram; the Franco-Prussian war. Part 5 Bismarck's Germany 1870-90: the German empire - the constitution; domestic policies - the Kulturkampf; the socialists; foreign policy; Bismarck's decline; assessment of Bismarck.
The Unification of Germany by Andrina Stiles
Access to History
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