The Resource Absolute war : violence and mass warfare in the German lands, 1792-1820, Mark Hewitson

Absolute war : violence and mass warfare in the German lands, 1792-1820, Mark Hewitson

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Absolute war : violence and mass warfare in the German lands, 1792-1820
Title
Absolute war
Title remainder
violence and mass warfare in the German lands, 1792-1820
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hewitson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Absolute War' reassesses the meaning of military conflict for the millions of German subjects who were directly implicated in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Based on a re-reading of contemporary diaries, letters, memoirs, official correspondence, press reports, pamphlets, treatises, plays, and cartoons, this volume refocuses attention on combat and conscription as the central components of new forms of mass warfare. It concentrates, in particular, on the impact of violence, killing, and death on many soldiers' and some civilians' experiences and subsequent memories of conflict. War has often been conceived of as 'an act of violence pushed to its utmost bounds', as Clausewitz put it, but the relationship between military conflicts and violent acts remains a problematic one
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Hewitson, Mark
Dewey number
943/.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD197
LC item number
.H49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • War and society
  • War and society
  • Germany
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Absolute war : violence and mass warfare in the German lands, 1792-1820, Mark Hewitson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-290) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of war and violence -- From cabinet warfare to mass armies -- Heroism and the defence of the Volk -- The violence of civilian life -- The lives of soldiers -- War memories -- A history of remembering and forgetting
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780198787457
Lccn
2016945406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994968811
  • (OCoLC)ocn994968811
Label
Absolute war : violence and mass warfare in the German lands, 1792-1820, Mark Hewitson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of war and violence -- From cabinet warfare to mass armies -- Heroism and the defence of the Volk -- The violence of civilian life -- The lives of soldiers -- War memories -- A history of remembering and forgetting
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780198787457
Lccn
2016945406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994968811
  • (OCoLC)ocn994968811

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