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Published: 17 February 2022

416 Pages | numerous black and white images


ISBN: 9780192897039

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The Kaiser and the Colonies

Monarchy in the Age of Empire

Matthew P. Fitzpatrick

  • Reorients our understanding of Kaiser Wilhelm II by placing him in a global, imperial context
  • Uncovers the global networks of relations between monarchs in the age of empires
  • Overturns the idea that Kaiser Wilhelm II personally directed Germany foreign and colonial policy
  • Shows the importance of African, Asian, and Pacific rulers to the German colonial empire, demonstrating the truly global nature of Wilhelmine Germany