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The Bismarck Myth: Weimar Germany and the Legacy of the Iron Chancellor
Few statesmen in history have inspired the imagination of generations of Germans more than the founder of the Kaiserreich, Otto von Bismarck. The archetype of charismatic leadership, the Iron Chancellor maintained his pre-eminent position in the pantheon of Germany's political iconography for much of the twentieth century. insightful analysis of the Bismarck myth's profoun ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by Clarendon Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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Robert Gerwarth is a professor of European history, with an emphasis on German history. Since finishing a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford, he has held fellowships at Princeton, Harvard, the NIOD (Amsterdam) and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia.