During the nineteenth century a powerful and unified Germany emerged from a collection of over 350 independent states and cities. Gorman uses a wide range of primary sources to look at the role of Bismarck in this transformation. This successful volume in the Cambridge Topics in History series is reprinted with a full colour cover.
The author considers the various factors which helped to forge German unity: the role of Bismarck; the growth of liberalism and nationalism within Germany; the state of European politics prior to 1871; and the impact of a burgeoning German economy.
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Introduction; 1. Forces of change and stability 1815-48; 2. 1848: `The Crazy Year'; 3. The changing balance 1849-62; 4. Bismarck, Austria and the North German Confederation; 5. The war with France; 6. Unification; Glossary; Index.
The Unification of Germany by Michael Gorman
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