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The Holstein Papers

The Holstein Papers
The Memoirs, Diaries and Correspondence of Friedrich von Holstein
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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • isbn: 9780521180610

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  • Friedrich von Holstein (1837–1909) was Bismarck's subordinate at the German Foreign Office, and later responsible for planning and directing German foreign policy though he never held a conspicuously high rank. In his retirement he remained active behind the scenes. Since his death historians, their imagination released by equal measures of prejudice and lack of information, have combined to make him a monster of sinister and self-seeking policy. At various times von Holstein kept diaries, at three others he began memoirs, during his whole life he wrote and received countless letters, and originals or copies of many of these survive. A selection of this Nachlass, which was first published in volume form between 1955 and 1963, is presented in this four-volume set. The original effect of this publication prompted an entire re-judgement of Bismarck, of German foreign policy at that time and since, and naturally of Holstein himself.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521180610
    • dimensions: 227 x 304 x 60 mm
    • weight: 3.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Introduction
    Acknowledgements
    1. St Petersburg, 1861–2
    2. The war against Denmark, 1964
    3. Preliminaries and outbreak of the Franco Prussian War, 1867–70
    4. The conclusion of peace, 1871
    5. Radowitz
    6. The Franco–German rapprochement
    7. Bismarck's Russian policy
    8. Bismarck and Wilhelm II
    9. The background of Anglo–German hostility. Germany's Bosnian policy
    10. Wilhelm II and Foreign Policy
    11. The Kaiser's relations to politics and to the chancellor
    Appendices
    Index. Volume 2: Preface
    Introduction
    Diaries:
    1. 1881, 1882
    2. 1883
    3. 1884
    4. 1885
    5. 1886
    6. 1887
    7. 1888
    Appendices
    Index. Volume 3: Introduction
    Part I. Correspondence:
    1. 1861
    2. 1868
    3. 1869
    4. 1871
    5. 1874
    6. 1876–7
    7. 1878–9
    8. 1880
    9. 1881
    10. 1882
    11. 1883
    12. 1884
    13. 1885
    14. 1886
    15. 1887
    16. 1888
    17. 1889
    18. 1890
    19. 1891
    20. 1892
    21. 1893
    22. 1894
    23. 1895
    24. 1896. Volume 4: Part II. Correspondence:
    25. 1897
    26. 1898
    27. 1899
    28. 1900
    29. 1901
    30. 1902
    31. 1903
    32. 1904
    33. 1905
    34. 1906
    35. 1907
    36. 1908
    37. 1909
    Index to correspondence 1861–1909 (two volumes).

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    Friedrich von Holstein

    Editors

    Norman Rich

    M. H. Fisher

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