Frank Lorenz Müller
Professor Frank Lorenz Müller

Professor Frank Lorenz Müller

Staatsexamen (Berlin), DPhil (Oxon.), FRHistS

Contact Details

E-mail - frank.muller@st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)1334 462892
Fax - +44 (0)1334 462914


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Teaching and Research Interests

I came to St Andrews in 2002, having completed my first degree at the Free University of Berlin and a doctorate at Oxford University. Before taking up my appointment here I was a post-doctoral researcher (Junior Research Fellow) at University College Oxford.

My teaching covers various aspects of European history from 1815 to the Second World War. I am particularly interested in the political and cultural history of Germany and Britain and in their mutual relationship. My research focuses on nationalism, liberalism, imperialism, militarism, foreign policy, biography and the role of monarchy throughout the nineteenth century. I look forward to discussing research projects falling into these areas with potential postgraduate students.

In June 2011 I published a study of the German Emperor Frederick III and I am curently developing the wider issues identified in this work through an AHRC-funded five-year project exploring the roles played by heirs to the throne in the constitutional monarchies of 19th-century Europe. The grant provides funding for a postdoctoral researcher, two fully–funded PhD studentships and two international conferences.

 


Main Publications

Books

  • Der 99-Tage-Kaiser. Friedrich III. von Preußen: Prinz, Monarch, Mythos (Munich: Siedler, 2013) [Details]
  • Our Fritz. Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany (Cambridge/Mass: Harvard University Press, 2011) [Details]
  • Britain and the German Question. Perceptions of Nationalism and Political Reform, 1830-1863 (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2002) [Details]
  • Die Revolution von 1848/49 (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2012 [4th ed.]) [Details]

Edited Volumes

  • (with Heidi Mehrkens) Sons and Heirs. Monarchical Succession and the Political Culture in 19th-Century Europe (Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2015) [Details]
  • (with Dominik Geppert) Imperial Sites of Memory. Commemorating Colonial Rule in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Manchester University Press: Manchester, 2015) [Details]

Articles

  • Stabilizing a ‘Great Historic System‘ in the Nineteenth Century? Royal Heirs and Succession in an Age of Monarchy, in: H. Mehrkens/F. L. Müller (eds): Sons and Heirs. Monarchical Succession and the Political Culture in 19th-Century Europe (Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2015), 1-16
  • Der Kanzler im Kampf gegen eine liberale Zukunft: Bismarck und Kaiser Friedrich III., Jahrbuch zur Liberalismus-Forschung 27 (2015), 27-47
  • The German Monarchies, in: M. Jefferies (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany (Ashgate: Farnham, 2015), 55-73
  • ‘Before the West. Rudolf von Gneist’s English Utopia’, in: R. Bavaj/M. Steber (eds): Germany and The West‘. The History of a Modern Concept (Berghahn: New York/Oxford, 2015), 152-166
  • (with Dominik Geppert) ‘Beyond National Memory. Nora’s Lieux de Mémoire across an Imperial World’, in: D. Geppert/F. L. Müller (eds): Imperial Sites of Memory. Commemorating Colonial Rule in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Manchester University Press: Manchester, 2015), 1-18
  • 'The Prince, the Crypt, and the Historians: Emperor Friedrich III and the Continuity of Monarchical Geschichtspolitik in Imperial Germany', German Studies Review 35, 3 (2012), 521 - 540
  • Liberaler "Volkskaiser" und "hochgemuther Recke": die Mythen um Kaiser Friedrich III (Friedrichsruher Beiträge, vol. 42 – Friedrichsruh: Otto-von-Bismarck-Stiftung, 2012)
  • ‘”Perhaps also useful for our election campaign”: The Parliamentary Impasse of the Late Wilhelmine State and the British Constitutional Crisis, 1909-1911’, in: D. Geppert/R. Gerwarth (eds): Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian Britain. Essays on Cultural Affinity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 67-87
  • ‘Man, Myth and Monuments: The Legacy of Otto von Bismarck (1866-1998)’, European History Quarterly 38 (2008), 626-636
  • The Spectre of a People in Arms: The Prussian Government and the Militarisation of German Nationalism, 1859-1864’, English Historical Review cxxii (2007), 82-104
  • Palmerston, Schwarzenberg and the Struggle for a New German Order’, in: D. Brown/M. Taylor (eds): Palmerston Studies II (Southampton: Hartley Institute, 2007), 97-118
  • "The Enlightened Views of the Prussian Monarch." Preussen als Hoffnungsträger britischer Reformvorstellungen für Deutschland, 1834–1863’, in: B. Becker/V. Czech/J. Luh (eds): Preussen, Deutschland und Europa, 1701–2001, (Groningen: INOS, 2003), 197-215
  • Imperialist Ambitions in Vormärz and Revolutionary Germany: the Agitation for German Settlement Colonies Overseas, 1840-1849’, German History 17 (1999), 346-368
  • Der Traum von der Weltmacht. Imperialistische Ziele in der deutschen Nationalbewegung von der Rheinkrise bis zum Ende der Paulskirche’, Jahrbuch der Hambach Gesellschaft 6 (1996/97), 99-183

Digital/Online Publications (Open Access)

  • “Frau Deines Mannes, Tochter Deiner Mutter”: Victoria und das Scheitern einer Mission [2016] [Details]
  • Prince Wilhelm of Württemberg: Swabian Loyalty and the Uses of Gefühlspolitik [2016] [Details]
  • Myths and Counter-Myths [2012] [Details]
  • “Beware of this Man in Germany, he is dangerous and deceitful!” Prince Ludwig of Bavaria as a Reichsfeind [2013] [Details]
  • Losing “Our Louise” and Winning the Saxons’ Hearts: The Trials and Tribulations of Crown Prince Friedrich August of Saxony [2014] [Details]
  • (podcast/in German) “Frau Deines Mannes, Tochter Deiner Mutter“: Mission und Scheitern der Kaiserin Victoria [2014] [Details]
  • “Distant from the Court and all of its Influences”: The German Crown Prince at the Prinzenschule in Plön [2015] [Details]
  • Planning a Crypt to teach the Nation: Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm and his Dynastic Politics of Memory [2015] [Details]

 


Administrative Duties

Honours Adviser, Modern History


Teaching Duties

Participates in the teaching of First and Second Level Modern History and offers the following Honours courses:

Also co-teaches the following Postgraduate courses:


Research Students

  • Miriam Schneider, The “Sailor Prince” in the Age of Empire: Creating a Monarchical Brand in Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • Charles Jones, The Albertine Web: Prince Albert and Foreign Affairs, 1840-1861
  • Maria-Christina Marchi, Princes and their People: The Evolving Role of the Italian Heirs to the Throne in the Public Eye, 1860‐1914
  • Richard Meyer Forsting, Monarchy and Army in 19th century Spain: The Role of Heirs to the Throne

Main Publications

Our Fritz

Die Revolution von 1848/9