David Wetzel

Real name: 
Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Wed., Thurs., 2:30-3:30,
2305 Dwinelle
Education: 

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1970

Research Interests: 

I am currently exploring international history in the period 1871-1890 with a view to showing how Bismarck grew from a German to a European statesman.

Profile: 

Academic Employment

January-May 2003 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


July-December 2005 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


July-December 2006 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley. 


July-August 2006 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


April-May 2007 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


July-August 2007 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


July-August 2008 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


August-December 2008 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.


August-December, 2009, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Associations

American Historical Association

International Studies Association

Representative Publications: 

Books

Duell der Giganten: Bismarck, Napoleon III. und die Ursachen des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges 1870-1871 (Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, 2005). Translation of:

A Duel of Giants: Bismarck, Napoleon III and the Origins of the Franco-Prussian War (Madison, WI.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001). Paperback, 2003 Book ranked third on list of press’s all time best sellers..

The Crimean War: A Diplomatic History (Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 1985).

A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871 (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012)

 

Edited Books

Systems, Stability, and Statecraft: Essays on the International History of Modern Europe (New York: Palgrave, 2004), by Paul W. Schroeder, David Wetzel, Robert Jervis and Jack S. Levy.

International Politics and German History: The Past Informs the Present (New York: Praeger, 1997), David Wetzel and Theodore S. Hamerow.

From the Berlin Museum to the Berlin Wall: Essays on the Cultural and Political History of Modern Germany (New York: Praeger, 1996).

Articles

Encyclopedia Entries

“Austro-Prussian War.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 3 vols. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 1: 304–305.

“Ems Telegram.” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 3 vols. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 3: 143.

“Franco-Prussian War.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 3 vols. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 3: 375.

"The Holy Alliance," Encyclopedia of Russian History, 4 vols. (New York: McMillan Reference USA, 2004), 2: 639.

"Treaty of Tilsit," Encyclopedia of Russian History, 4 vols. (New York: McMillan Reference USA, 2004), 4: 1547-48.

Journals and Books

"Bismarck and the Franco-Prussian War: A Response to Josef Becker," Central European History, 41 (2008): 111-24

"Introduction," David Wetzel, Robert Jervis and Jack S. Levy, Systems, Stability and Statecraft by Paul W. Schroeder (New York: Palgrave, 2004), 1-19.

"Introduction," David Wetzel and Diethelm Prowe, International Politics and German History, ed. by David Wetzel (New York: Praeger, 1997), 1-14.

"Afterword: Gordon A. Craig and the Old-Fashioned Way of Doing History," International Politics and German History, ed. by David Wetzel (New York: Praeger, 1997), 147-159.

"Introduction," From the Berlin Museum to the Berlin Wall: Essays on the Cultural and Political History of Modern Germany, ed. by David Wetzel (New York: Praeger, 1996), 1-10.

"Bismarck, South Germany, and the Problem of 1870," From the Berlin Museum to the Berlin Wall: Essays on the Cultural and Political History of Modern Germany, ed. by David Wetzel (New York: Praeger, 1996), 43-59.

Papers, Special Lectures, and Panels

[March 2008]"Was the Franco-Prussian War a Preventive War?" International Studies Association, San Francisco.

Television Appearances

Interviewed by Gérard Mordillat, producer, La Forteresse assiégée. ARTE, on preeminent questions concerning the Franco-Prussian War. Paris. May 23, 2006.

Appeared on C-SPAN 2, May 11, 2002. Tilden Room, UCB. Read passages from A Duel of Giants.

Guest Lectures

"The Incredible Summer of 1914," for Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. Berkeley, October 18, 2007.

"Civilization and Society: What Each Means to Students and Citizens in the Twenty First Century" for Office of Admissions, Berkeley, June 27, 2007.

Reviews

The Heimat Abroad: The Boundaries of Germaness, ed. by Krista O’Donnell, Renate Bridenthal and Nancy Reagin (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005), (forthcoming) Journal of World History, vol. 19, no.1(March, 2008) (894 words.).

Bismarcks spanische »Diversion« 1870 und der preußisch-deutsche Reichsgründungskrieg. Volume 1: Der Weg zum spanischen Thronangebot. Spätjahr 1866-4. April 1870. Volume 2: Aus der Krise der kleindeutschen Nationalpolitk in die preußisch-französische Julikrise 1870. 5. April 1870-12. Juli 1870. Edited by Josef Becker with the collaboration of Michael Schmid. Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, 2003. Central European History, vol.37, no. 4 (September, 2004), 606-612.

Irmin Schneider. Die deutsche Rußlandspolitik 1890-1900. (Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, 2003). International History Review, vol. 26, no. 3 (September, 2004), 638-40.

István Diószegi. Bismarck und Andrássy: Ungarn in der deutschen Machtpolitik in der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (Vienna: Oldenbourg, 1999), Austrian History Yearbook, vol. 33 (2003), 339-341.

Olivier Podevins. La France el la Tierce Allemagne à l’exemple de la Saxe entre 1814 et 1866 (Friedberg, Germany: Edition Atlantis, 2001), H-NET-FRANCE, vol. 2, no. 107 (October 2002).

Steven M. Harris. British Military Intelligence and the Crimean War (Portland, Oregon: Frank Cass, 1999), Journal of Military History, vol. 63, no. 4 (October, 1999), 980-981.