Nineteenth-century History

19th Century German History

Wappen des Deutschen Reichs

The German imperial coat of arms.
Source: Wikipedia

This multi-part series about nineteenth century German history is part of a project which I am undertaking for one of my undergraduate history classes. The goal of the project is to create a survey of German history of the nineteenth century which was a time period of intense change in German politics and social life.

1: Project Announcement

2: Introduction

3: Consequences of the Fall of the Holy Roman Empire (1806-1848)

    3.1: Part 1

    3.2: Part 2

4: Revolution in Nineteenth Century Germany (1848-1849)

5: Rise and Fall of a New Empire (1850-1918)

6: Conclusion


Primary Sources

Blum, Hans. Das Deutsche Reich zur Zeit Bismarcks. Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1893.

Engels, Frederick. Germany: Revolution & Counter-Revolution. New York: International

       Publishers, 1974.

Secondary Sources

Clark, Christopher. The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947. Cambridge, Massachusetts:

       Harvard University Press, 2006.

Criswell, David. The Rise and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire. Baltimore: Publishamerica, LLLP,


Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Holy Roman Empire.”

Hahn, Hans Joachim. The 1848 Revolutions in German-Speaking Europe. London: Pearson

       Education, 2001.

Hughes, Michael. Early Modern Germany, 1477-1806. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania

       Press, 1992.

Müller, Helmut M.. Schlaglichter der deutschen Geschichte. Bonn: Brockhaus, GmbH, 2007.

Nipperdey, Thomas. Deutsche Geschichte 1800-1866. München: C.H. Beck’sche

       Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1983.

Siemann, Wolfram. The German Revolution of 1848-49. Translated by Christiane Banerji. New        York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Stürmer, Michael, ed. Das kaiserliche Deutschland: Politik und Gesellschaft 1870-1918.

       Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 1976.

Taylor, A.J.P.. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press,


Wilson, Peter H.. The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

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