Wilhelm II and the Germans : A Study in Leadership

By: Kohut, Thomas AMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991Description: 1 online resource (344 p.)ISBN: 9781601297518Subject(s): Germany - Kings and rulers - Psychology | Leadership | WilliamGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wilhelm II and the Germans : A Study in LeadershipDDC classification: 943.084092 | 943.084092B LOC classification: DD229 .K54 1991ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; 1. The Tragedy of Friedrich and Victoria; 2. The Legacy of Maternal Worry and Disappointment; 3. The Legacy of Maternal Possessiveness; 4. The Legacy of Paternal Weakness and Neglect; 5. Wilhelm II and His Parents; 6. The Kaiser, the Press, and Public Opinion; 7. On the Imperial Stage; 8. Personal Symbol of the Nation; 9. The Kaiser, the Navy, and Weltpolitik; 10. Between the British and the Germans; Conclusion; Appendixes; Notes; Index
Summary: This book explores the personification inherent in the notion of ""Wilhelmian Germany"" by investigating the psychological dimension of Wilhelm II's leadership of the Germans. Despite his historical reputation, many Germans welcomed the Kaiser's leadership. The years between 1890 and 1914 were known as the Wilhelmian era in Germany, and even critics of Wilhelm II thought it somehow fitting that he should be the German emperor. The author argues that Wilhelm II's personal needs and the needs of Germans in an age of intense nationalism made him the symbol of the nation. 
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Contents; Introduction; 1. The Tragedy of Friedrich and Victoria; 2. The Legacy of Maternal Worry and Disappointment; 3. The Legacy of Maternal Possessiveness; 4. The Legacy of Paternal Weakness and Neglect; 5. Wilhelm II and His Parents; 6. The Kaiser, the Press, and Public Opinion; 7. On the Imperial Stage; 8. Personal Symbol of the Nation; 9. The Kaiser, the Navy, and Weltpolitik; 10. Between the British and the Germans; Conclusion; Appendixes; Notes; Index

This book explores the personification inherent in the notion of ""Wilhelmian Germany"" by investigating the psychological dimension of Wilhelm II's leadership of the Germans. Despite his historical reputation, many Germans welcomed the Kaiser's leadership. The years between 1890 and 1914 were known as the Wilhelmian era in Germany, and even critics of Wilhelm II thought it somehow fitting that he should be the German emperor. The author argues that Wilhelm II's personal needs and the needs of Germans in an age of intense nationalism made him the symbol of the nation. 

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