Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian Britain: Essays on Cultural Affinity

Hardcover | November 13, 2008

EditorDominik Geppert, Robert Gerwarth

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This collection of essays sheds new light on Anglo-German relations during the turbulent decades before the outbreak of the Great War. Written by leading historians, the book demonstrates that Anglo-German relations before 1914 were characterized not only by rivalry and antagonism, but also bya remarkable degree of mutual admiration and cultural cross-fertilization.

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This collection of essays sheds new light on Anglo-German relations during the turbulent decades before the outbreak of the Great War. Written by leading historians, the book demonstrates that Anglo-German relations before 1914 were characterized not only by rivalry and antagonism, but also bya remarkable degree of mutual admiration an...

Dominik Geppert is a Lecturer in History at the Free University of Berlin. Robert Gerwarth is a Lecturer in Modern European History at the University College Dublin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.2 inPublished:November 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558280

ISBN - 13:9780199558285

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Table of Contents

1. Dominik Geppert and Robert Gerwarth: Introduction2. David Blackbourn: 'As dependent on each other as man and wife': Cultural Contacts and Transfers between Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian BritainPart I. High Politics3. John C. G. Rohl: 'The worst of enemies': Kaiser Wilhelm II and his Uncle Edward VII4. Frank Lorenz Muller: 'Perhaps also useful for our election campaign': The Parliamentary Impasse of the Late Wilhelmine State and the British Constitutional Crisis, 1909-1911Part II. Colonial Culture5. John Mackenzie: 'Mutual goodwill and admiration' or 'jealous ill-will'? Empire and Popular Culture in Edwardian Britain and Wilhelmine Germany6. Frank Bosch: 'Are we a cruel nation?' Colonial Practices, Perceptions, and Scandals in Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian BritainPart III. Gender7. Geoff Eley: 'An embarassment to the family, to the public, and to the state': Liberalism and the Rights of Women, 1860-19148. Jean H. Quataert: 'Being heard on important matters of international life': Transnational Perspectives on Women's Movements in Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian Britain, 1890-1914Part IV. Legal Culture9. Jose Harris: 'Legal tyranny' versus the 'rule of law'? Law and Civil Society in Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian Britain10. Sabine Freitag: 'A perverse determination to break the law': Dealing with the Habitual Offender in Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian EnglandPart V. Academic Life11. Thomas Weber: 'Our friend "the enemy"': German Students in Britain, British Students in Germany12. Oliver Grant: 'England has righted itself with so much energy': Institutional Transference between Technical Universities in Britain and Germany, 1890-1914Part VI. Music and Architecture13. Sven Oliver Muller: 'A musical clash of civilisations'? Musical Transfers and Rivalries between Britain and Germany around 190014. Matthew Jefferies: 'What we may learn from it': Cultural Contacts and Transfers in ArchitecturePart VII. Highbrow and Lowbrow Literature15. Marc Schalenberg: 'Only connect': Personal and Cultural Entanglements between Britain and Germany in E. M. Forster's Howards End16. Dominik Geppert: 'The foul-visaged anti-Christ of journalism'? The Popular Press between Warmongering and International CooperationPart VIII. Popular Culture17. Christiane Eisenberg: 'Representing the very best': Anglo-German Competition and Transfers in Sport18. Jan Ruger: 'In the imaginative fashion of Teutons': Anglo-German History and the Naval TheatreNotes on ContributorsIndex