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HI 303V / HI353V

Course Co-ordinator: Dr K Friedrich

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 and above.

Note(s): This module is available to students on all non-History degree programmes as a Discipline Breadth course for the enhanced study requirement. However, the admission of students with a non-History degree intention will be at the discretion of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy.

This course will be available in 2012/13 as HI 303V.

Modern Germany has often been called the "belated" nation-state. During the first half of the nineteenth century three main political ideologies proved influential: liberalism, socialism and nationalism. Prussia's successful domination of German politics led to the creation of the ultimately ill-fated German Empire in 1871. This course analyses the Empire's political structures and institutions, the influence of the Kaiser and his "court camarilla", the military, the composition of imperial German society, its unprecedented industrial and economic expansion in the 1890s, and the origins of the First World War, with particular emphasis on the lively fin-de-si-cle culture, the history of ideas and political and social movements.

1 one-hour lectures per week; 1 two-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Examination (60%); Continuous Assessment (40%): (one 3,500-word source-based essay (30%); tutorial participation (10%), peer assessed).

Resit: Examination (100%).