The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II's Role in Imperial Germany


Focusing on the final years of his reign (1900-1918), this collection of essays examines the role of Germany's last emperor, Wilhelm II, by highlighting his importance from different perspectives: domestic and foreign policy, and public opinion. It is based on the latest research on Wilhelmine Germany, as well as new archival evidence, and thus presents the most up-to-date interpretation of the monarch. The volume also pays tribute to Professor John R¿hl, Wilhelm II's most famous biographer, on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Annika Mombauer
  • Wilhelm Deist
  • Jonathan Steinberg
  • Michael Epkenhans
  • Bernd Sösemann
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003