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The People's Wars: Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820-1888

Mark Hewitson


How did ministers, journalists, academics, artists, and subjects in the German lands imagine war during the nineteenth century? The Napoleonic Wars had been the bloodiest in Europe’s history, directly affecting millions of Germans, yet their long-term consequences on individuals and on ‘politics’ are still poorly understood. This study makes sense of contemporaries’ memories and histories of the revolutionary and Napoleonic campaigns within a much wider context of press reportage of wars elsewhere in Europe and overseas, debates about military service and the reform of Germany’s armies, revolu ... More

Keywords: war, violence, pacification, Napoleonic Wars, wars of unification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199564262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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