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Author Lowry, John S.

Title Big swords, Jesuits, and Bondelswarts : Wilhelmine imperialism, overseas resistance, and German political Catholicism, 1897-1906 / by John S. Lowry
Published Leiden : Brill, 2015
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Series Studies in Central European histories, 1547-1217 ; volume 62
Studies in Central European histories. 1547-1217 ; volume 62
Contents Part 1. The center, the Kulturkampf, and the colonies -- A profile of the German Center Party, 1897-1906 -- Anticlericalism and the scars of the Kulturkampf, 1864-1904 -- The German colonies : topography, resistance, and the Catholic missions -- Prologue: The Catholic Center and German colonial politics, 1884-1897 -- Part 2. Chinese, Cuban, and Samoan resistance : the loom, 1897-1903 -- Big swords and battleships, 1897-1898 -- Cubans, Samoans, Red Fists, and the new naval law, 1898-1900 -- Jesuit collision to Yihetuan diversion, 1900-1901 -- China, Kamerun, and the new tariff law, 1901-1903 -- Part 3. African resistance : the wedge, 1903-1906 -- Thunderclouds from Africa, 1903-1905 -- The colonial tempest, 1905-1906 -- The breach : mid to late 1906
Summary "In Big Swords, Jesuits, and Bondelswarts, John S. Lowry demonstrates that anti-imperialist resistance movements overseas significantly shaped the course of Wilhelmine domestic politics between 1897 and 1906. In 1898 and 1900, for example, consequences of Chinese, Cuban, and Samoan resistance permitted Berlin to steer two large naval laws through the Reichstag, enabling the government to garner critical Centrist votes through pro-Catholic gestures overseas, rather than having to yield the Anti-Jesuit Law at home. By contrast, after 1903 costly uprisings throughout German-occupied Africa generated acute Centrist fiscal concerns, and African civilian protests against colonial misrule aroused missionary and Centrist ire. Lowry emphasizes that the ensuing Reichstag dissolution of 1906 arose much more directly from African factors than previous scholarship has recognized"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941 -- Political and social views.
Catholic Church -- Missions -- Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Catholic Church -- Germany -- History.
Jesuits -- Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Anti-imperialist movements -- Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Church and state -- Germany -- History.
Government, Resistance to -- Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Germany -- Colonies -- Politics and government.
Germany -- Colonies -- Africa -- Politics and government.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1888-1918.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004306870 (electronic bk)
9789004306875 (electronic bk)