Holger Afflerbach (born September 13, 1960 in Düsseldorf ) is a German historian and author who teaches at the University of Leeds .
Afflerbach completed his studies in 1990 at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf with a doctoral thesis on the Prussian Minister of War and German Chief of Staff Erich von Falkenhayn (1861-1922). His doctoral supervisor was Wolfgang J. Mommsen . He then began a research project on the Triple Alliance between Italy, Austria-Hungary and the German Empire in the years 1881–1915. This work was supported by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation between 1996 and 1998 . The work was also his habilitation thesis submitted in Düsseldorf . He taught at the university there from 1999 to 2002.
During this time, Afflerbach received a research grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation , which enabled him to put together a more than 1,100 page collection of sources on Wilhelm II as the supreme warlord in World War I , which was published in 2005 by the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of the Sciences was published. For this research he received a further grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, within the framework of which he conducted research with Professor John Röhl at the University of Sussex in England .
In 2002 Afflerbach moved to Emory University in Atlanta , Georgia, as a DAAD professor for modern German history . In 2006 he took over a professorship at the University of Leeds, where he still teaches and researches.
honors and awards
- 2012/2013: Research fellow ( Fellow ) Historisches Kolleg , Munich
- 2014/2015: Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
- On a knife edge. How the German Reich lost the First World War. Verlag CH Beck Munich 2018. Reviews by Herfried Münkler , in: ZEIT 27/2018 and by Gerd Krumeich , in: sehepunkte 18 (2018), No. 6 .
- The Purpose of the First World War: War Aims and Military Strategy . De Gruyter Oldenburg, Berlin / Boston, Massachusetts 2015, ISBN 978-3-11-034622-0 .
- The art of defeat. A story of surrender . Verlag CH Beck, Munich 2013. ISBN 978-3-406-64538-9 .
- with Hew Strachan : How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender . Oxford University Press, Oxford / New York 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-969362-7 .
- Introduction to the new edition by: Karl Dietrich Erdmann (Ed.): Kurt Riezler : Diaries, essays, documents . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-525-35817-7 .
- (Ed.): Kaiser Wilhelm II as supreme warlord in the First World War. Sources from the military environment of the emperor 1914–1918 . Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-486-57581-3 .
- The unleashed sea. The history of the Atlantic , Piper Verlag, Munich / Zurich 2003, ISBN 3-492-23989-7 .
- The Triple Alliance. European great power and alliance politics before the First World War . Böhlau Verlag, Vienna / Cologne / Weimar 2002, ISBN 3-205-99399-3 .
- The German Reich, Bismarck's Alliance Policy and European Peacekeeping Before 1914 (= Friedrichsruher Contributions , Vol. 2), Otto von Bismarck Foundation , Friedrichsruh 1998, ISBN 3-933418-00-3 .
- (Ed. Together with Christoph Cornelißen ): Winner and defeated: Material and ideal reorientations after 1945 (= culture and knowledge , vol. 16), Francke, Tübingen / Basel 1997, ISBN 3-7720-2407-6 .
- Falkenhayn. Political thinking and acting in the German Empire. 2nd Edition. Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-486-56184-7 .
- Collaboration in
- Gerhard Hirschfeld (Hrsg.): Encyclopedia First World War . Verlag Schöningh, Paderborn 2003, ISBN 3-506-73913-1 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 13, 1960|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dusseldorf|