Course overview

An exploration of the history of Berlin in the 19th century from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War. We will also look at how Berlin grew in importance over preceding centuries. The course will cover major changes in the layout of the city and the growth of the railways which allowed industrial expansion, and how the city was "modernised" in other ways, with many new building projects, leading it to be compared to an American city at the end of the century.

Course description

This online course over 3 sessions offers learners the opportunity to learn about the exciting city of Berlin in the 19th century. No prior learning is necessary just an interest in history. Topics will include the cultural developments; political events, including the revolution in 1848 which briefly saw the creation of a German empire for all German-speaking states - something that finally happened, in a different form, in 1871; some of the personalities based in the city during this period; the major changes in the layout of the city; the growth of the railways. We will also learn how William II's personality affected his political decisions both internally and in foreign policy.

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