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Röhl, John C. G.

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Works: 102 works in 420 publications in 3 languages and 8,300 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Creator
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Most widely held works by John C. G Röhl
The Kaiser and his court : Wilhelm II and the government of Germany by John C. G Röhl( Book )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in German and English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaiser Wilhelm II, Queen Victoria's eldest grandchild, took over the running of the powerful German Reich from Bismarck and within a couple of decades had led it into world war and collapse. How did the Kaiser come to have so much power? Why was there no one to help him steer a less disastrous course? This book analyses these crucial questions with the help of a wealth of new archival sources. The book begins with a character-sketch of the Kaiser which provides new and alarming insights into his personality. It then looks, crucially, at the Kaiser's friends and favourites, the neo-absolutist culture of the court and of Berlin court society, and at the nature of his relationship with the court on the one hand and with the administrative 'pyramid' in Prussia and the Reich on the other. The book makes clear that these bureaucrats and diplomats had neither the means nor the will to oppose the overwhelming determination of the Kaiser and his close friends and advisers in directing the policies of the most dynamic and volatile state in Europe. The dangerous consequences of this situation led to the brink of world war as early as December 1912. A final chapter reveals for the first time the appalling extent and nature of the exiled Kaiser's anti-semitism
Germany without Bismarck; the crisis of government in the Second Reich, 1890-1900 by John C. G Röhl( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Wilhelm : the Kaiser's early life, 1859-1888 by John C. G Röhl( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter This rich and compelling volume describes the life of Kaiser Wilhelm II from his birth in 1859 to his accession to the Prusso-German throne in 1888, a story so extraordinary that it will fascinate anyone interested in the psychology and the throng of personalities of the period. Its aim is to set the characters on the stage and let them speak for themselves, which in their letters and diaries the Victorians and Wilhelminians did with quite extraordinary clarity and persuasive power. The central theme is the bitter conflict between the handicapped Prince and his liberal parents, and in particular with his mother, the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the utter failure of a daring educational experiment intended to turn the young Prince into a liberal Anglophile
Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1859-1941 : a concise life by John C Rohl( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) is on e of the most fascinating figures in European history, ruling Imperial Germany from his accession in 1888 to his enforced abdication in 1918 at the end of the First World War. In one slim volume, John Röhl offers readers a concise and accessible survey of his monumental three-volume biography of the Kaiser and his reign. The book sheds new light on Wilhelm's troubled youth, his involvement in social and political scandals and his growing thirst for glory, which, combined with his overwhelming nationalism and passion for the navy provided the impetus for a breathtaking long-term goal: the transformation of the German Reich into one of the foremost powers in the world. The volume examines the crucial role played by Wilhelm as Germany's Supreme War Lord in the policies that led to war in 1914. It concludes by describing the rabid anti-Semitism he developed in exile and his efforts to persuade Hitler to restore him to the the throne"--Back cover
Kaiser Wilhelm II : new interpretations : the Corfu papers by Anton Ritthaler( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies over het karakter van de Duitse keizer (1859-1941) en zijn invloed op de politieke en maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen van zijn tijd
From Bismarck to Hitler: the problem of continuity in German history by John C. G Röhl( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm II : into the abyss of war and exile, 1900-1941 by John C. G Röhl( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final volume in acclaimed biography of Wilhelm II exploring his role in the origins of the First World War
1914: delusion or design? The testimony of two German diplomats by John Charles Gerald Röhl( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purple secret : genes, "madness", and the Royal houses of Europe by John C.G Röhl( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei deutsche Fürsten zur Kriegsschuldfrage: Lichnowsky u. Eulenburg u. d. Ausbruch d. 1. Weltkriegs by John C. G Röhl( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ort Kaiser Wilhelms II. in der deutschen Geschichte( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philipp Eulenburgs politische Korrespondenz by Philipp zu Eulenburg-Hertefeld( Book )

in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Jugend des Kaisers 1859-1888 by John C. G Röhl( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm II : die Jugend des Kaisers, 1859-1888 by John C.G Röhl( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm II : der Aufbau der persönlichen Monarchie, 1888-1900 by John Charles Gerald Röhl( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Besprechung des 1. Bandes dieser voluminösen Biografie (ID 46/93) trifft auch auf den 2. Teil zu. Nachgezeichnet wird der Lebensweg des letzten deutschen Kaisers, chronologisch und sachlich geordnet, mit enormer Gründlichkeit und Detailfülle. Behandelt wird der Zeitraum 1888 (Thronbesteigung) bis 1900, ein 3. Band ist also zu erwarten. Der deutsch-britische Historiker will vor allem die aktive Rolle des Kaisers in der Innen- und Außenpolitik des Kaiserreichs herausstellen und die hergebrachten Darstellungen in der Historiographie widerlegen, die Wilhelm II. als Getriebenen, Einflusslosen und als eher lächerliche Gestalt eines untergehenden Standes sehen. Indem der preußisch-deutsche König und Kaiser recht geradlinig und klug berechnend sein Credo einer absoluten Monarchie als "Persönliche Monarchie" immer wieder durchsetzte und jede Demokratisierung behinderte, war er, so Röhls These, mitverantwortlich für den Weltkrieg, die Novemberrevolution und die Entwicklung zum Nationalsozialismus. Für Leser mit Vorkenntnissen. Empfohlen für große Bestände, für kleinere nach wie vor F. Herre (BA 7/93). (3) (Helmut Lange)
Wilhelm II. : der Weg in den Abgrund, 1900-1941 by John C. G Röhl( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in German and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlagsinfo: Wilhelm II. hat um 1900 alle starken und kompetenten Persönlichkeiten von den Schaltstellen der Regierung entfernt. Umgeben von Karrieristen und Knechtsnaturen, die sich in Liebedienerei überbieten, übt er in fataler Weise sein persönliches Regiment aus. Inkompetent und selbstherrlich mischt er sich in die Innen- und Aussenpolitik ein, versucht die europäischen Grossmächte gegeneinander aufzuhetzen, betreibt eine mörderische Rüstungspolitik und führt das Deutsche Reich in den Abgrund des Ersten Weltkriegs
Der Aufbau der persönlichen Monarchie : 1888-1900 by John C. G Röhl( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm II. by John C. G Röhl( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm II. by John C. G Röhl( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Kaiser and his court : Wilhelm II and the government of Germany
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Young Wilhelm : the Kaiser's early life, 1859-1888Kaiser Wilhelm II : new interpretations : the Corfu papersPurple secret : genes, "madness", and the Royal houses of EuropeWilhelm II : die Jugend des Kaisers, 1859-1888Wilhelm II. : der Weg in den Abgrund, 1900-1941
Alternative Names
John C. G. Röhl British historian

John C. G. Röhl Brits historicus van de moderne tijd

John C. G. Röhl historiador británico

John Röhl

John Röhl historien britannique

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Roehl, J. C. G.

Roehl, John Charles Gerald

Röhl, J. C. G.

Röhl, J.C.G. 1938-

Röhl, J. C. G. (John Charles Gerald)

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Röhl, John C. G.

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Röhl, John C. G. (John Charles Gerald)

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