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Week 4 - Foreign Policy and Empire

Bernard Partridge, "Pax Germanica", Punch, 12 April 1911

Seminar Questions:

  • What were the main developments of German foreign policy between 1890 and 1914?
  • How have historians interpreted Wilhelmine foreign policy and colonial history? why is this short period important for our understanding of German history?
  • How did German colonial policy play out in the European context?

Reading List:

Required Reading:

Primary Sources:


Further Reading: Foreign Policy

Further Reading: Imperialism

Further Reading: Colonial Empire