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In he was knighted for calrk services to Anglo-German relations. His Cambridge University professorship in history followed in Evans as Regius Professor of History at Cambridge.
In the Birthday honours of June Professor Clark was knighted on the recommendation of the Foreign Secretary for his services to Anglo-German relations. As he acknowledges in the foreword to Iron Kingdom living in West Berlin between andduring what turned out to be almost the last years of the divided Germany, gave him an insight into German history lez society.
Clark’s academic focus starts with the History of Prussiahis earlier researches concentrating on Pietism and on Chriatopher in Prussiaas well as the power struggle, known as the Kulturkampfbetween the Prussian state under Bismarck and the Catholic Church.
From this his scope has broadened to embrace more generally the competitive relationships between religious institutions and the state in modern Europe.
Missionary Protestantism and the Jews in Prussia, — ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, Professor Clark’s best-selling history of Prussia Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, — ; London: Penguinwon several prestigious prizes and its critical reception gave him a public profile that reached well beyond the academic world. Clark remains in the youngest ever recipient of this triennial prize, and the only one of the winners not to have somnzmbules his work as a mother-tongue German speaker.
In 17 chapters covering pages, Clark contends that Germany was “not the fulfillment clxrk Prussia’s destiny but its downfall”. In this way the book powerfully rebuts the traditional Sonderweg bandwagon, whereby throughout the twentieth century mainstream historians have placed great emphasis on the “differentness” of Germany’s historical path, before and during the nineteenth century.
Clark downplays the perceived uniqueness of the much vaunted reform agenda pursued by Somnambiles between and He believes that the political and economic significance of the German customs unionestablished incame to be discovered and then overstated by historians only retrospectively, and in the light of much later political developments.
Longman, series “Profiles in Power”Clark aims to offer correctives to many of the traditional positions presented in J. How Europe Went to War inappeared in English in The book challenges the imputation, hitherto widely accepted by mainstream scholars sinceof a peculiar “war guilt” attaching to the German Empireinstead mapping carefully the complex mechanism of events and misjudgements that led to war.
Risks inherent in the strategies pursued by the various governments involved had been taken before without catastrophic consequences: Among international experts many saw this presentation by Clark of his research and insights as groundbreaking. In Germany itself, where the book received much critical attention, reactions were not all positive. Volker Ullrich contended that Clark’s analysis largely disregards the pressure for war coming from Germany’s powerful military establishment.
Warming to his theme, Wehler attributed the sales success of the book in Germany to a “deep seated need christopyer the part of German readers], no longer so constrained by the taboos characteristic of the later twentieth century, to free themselves from the burdensome allegations of national war guilt”. Christopher Clark is also the co-editor with Wolfram Kaiser of a transnational study of secular-clerical conflict in nineteenth-century Europe Culture Wars.
Cambridge University Press, and the author of numerous articles and essays. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Christopher Clark disambiguation and Chris Clark disambiguation.
University of Sydney B. Contemporary Authors Online — Biography in Context. Retrieved 24 June The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, — Christopger 30 November How Europe Went to War in “. Retrieved 26 June Retrieved 15 December Mit seinen neuen Thesen zum Kriegsausbruch provoziert der britische Historiker Christopher Clark heftige Debatten.
In Potsdam stellte er sich seinen Kritikern — mit erstaunlichem Ergebnis.
Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers. How Europe Went to War inLondon Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 64H. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung6. Augsburger Allgemeine in German. Retrieved 24 December Retrieved 14 April Retrieved 7 June Retrieved 12 June The London Gazette Supplement. Winners of the Wolfson History Prize.
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