Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 March 2015

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198725787

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Purging the Empire

Mass Expulsions in Germany, 1871-1914

Matthew P. Fitzpatrick

  • The first work in any language to look at the expulsion of a range of different groups from the German Empire between 1871 and 1914 collectively
  • Employs research from public and political debates, legal developments, and the German media, as well as archival holdings from a range of German, French and Polish archives
  • Examines what these expulsions reveal about the nature of law making and the German state
  • Shows that power emanated from the grassroots of Imperial German society, as well as from the Chancellor and the Kaiser