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Erich Brandenburg

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Erich Brandenburg

Arnold Otto Erich Brandenburg (July 31, 1868, Stralsund – January 22, 1946, Leipzig) was a German historian.

His main work Die Reichsgründung ("The Founding of the Reich", 2 vols. plus 1 vol. with documents) covers the origins of the modern German national movement and the founding of the Second Empire by Bismarck. The German historian Hans Herzfeld calls it "critical and reliable in its judgment" ("solide und kritisch zuverlässig im Urteil")[1] and Herbert Helbig in Neue Deutsche Biographie "objective, deliberate and not without a critical attitude towards the problems of Bismarck's Empire" ("sachlich, kühl und nicht ohne kritische Einstellung zu der inneren Problematik des Bismarckreiches").[2]

Literary works (selection)

  • Die deutsche Revolution 1848, 1912 (online)
  • Die Reichsgründung, 2 vols., 1916/1923 (online: volume 1 volume 2)
  • Die materialistische Geschichtsauffasung, 1920
  • Von Bismarck zum Weltkriege, 1924


  1. ^ Hans Herzfeld: Die moderne Welt 1789-1945. 1. Teil: Die Epoche der bürgerlichen Nationalstaaten. 6., revised edition. Braunschweig 1969, p. 157
  2. ^ Herbert Helbig: Brandenburg, Erich. In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Vol 2. Berlin 1955, p. 517.


  • Herbert Helbig (1955), "Brandenburg, Erich",  

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