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Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792-1820

Mark Hewitson


Wars have played a fundamental part in modern German history. Although infrequent, conflicts involving German states have usually been extensive and often catastrophic, constituting turning points for Europe as a whole. This volume is the first in a series of studies that explore how such conflicts were experienced by soldiers and civilians during wartime, and how they were subsequently imagined and understood during peacetime. Without such an understanding, it is difficult to make sense of the dramatic shifts characterizing the politics of Germany and Europe over the past two centuries. The s ... More

Keywords: warfare, violence, Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars, conscription, press, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Hewitson, author
Professor of German History and Politics, University College London