Habsburg Rivals - The Hohenzollern Dynasty

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Habsburg Rivals - The Hohenzollern Dynasty

<p>From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a

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From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a senseless war. Tracing Kaiser Wilhelm II’s ancestors back to their humble beginnings as Counts of Zollern, this course investigates a millennium of Hohenzollern rule from Hechingen to Berlin, and its rivalry with the House of Habsburg.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Dynastic Beginnings
  • Dynastic Split – Hechingen, Sigmaringen & Nuremberg
  • Margraviate of Brandenburg
  • The Teutonic Knights of East Prussia
  • The Rise of Prussia
  • The German Confederation
  • The German Empire
  • WWI and its Consequences for the Dynasty


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the rise and fall of one of Germany’s most important families
  2. Distinguish between the Habsburg and Hohenzollern approaches in building an empire
  3. Identify historically significant events shaping the dynasty’s fortunes