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Enlightened war : German theories and cultures of warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz /
edited by Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Anne Simpson.
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Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2011.
description
viii, 348 p.
ISBN
1571134956 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781571134950 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2011.
isbn
1571134956 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781571134950 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : enlightened warfare in eighteenth-century Germany / Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Anne Simpson. War and enlightenment. Point of recognition: enemy, neighbor, and next of kin in the era of Frederick the Great / Sara Eigen Figal -- Writing war and the aesthetics of political literature in the 1790s: Daniel Jenisch's (un)timely seven years' war epic Borussias / Johannes Birgfeld -- Cultures of war in classicism and romanticism. Agamemnon on the battlefield of Leipzig: Wilhelm von Humboldt on ancient warriors, modern heroes, and bildung through war / Felix Saure -- War, anecdotes, and the backside of reason: Kleist with Kant / Galili Shahar -- "Schon wieder krieg! der kluge horts nicht gern": Goethe, warfare, and Faust II / Elisabeth Krimmer -- Recoding the ethics of war in Grimms' Fairy tales / Patricia Anne Simpson -- War and gender. On gender wars and amazons : Therese Huber on terror and revolution / Inge Stephan -- Angelica Kauffmann's War heroes : (not) painting war in a culture of sensibility / Waltraud Maierhofer -- Citizen-soldiers : general conscription in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Ute Frevert -- War and theory. Just war and perpetual peace : Kant on the legitimate use of political violence / David Colclasure -- Military intelligence : on Carl von Clausewitz's Hermeneutics of disturbance and probability / Arndt Niebisch -- Host nations : Carl von Clausewitz and the new U.S. Army-Marine Corps field manual, FM 3-24, MCWP 3-33.5, counterinsurgency / Wolf Kittler.
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7459476
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Elisabeth Krimmer is Professor of German at the University of California, Davis, and Patricia Anne Simpson is Associate Professor of German Studies at Montana State University.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-10-01:
Krimmer (German, Univ. of California, Davis) and Simpson (German studies, Montana State Univ.) know this topic well; both have published works on the representation of war in German culture. Here they assemble interesting essays that consider ways war and culture interact with and transform each other. The collection sacrifices the cohesion a more narrowly focused volume would offer to embrace multiple theoretical approaches and a wide range of topics. The essays reach well beyond an exploration of "the multiple and complex interactions between warfare and Enlightenment thought" (as the editors write in their introduction) to include discussions of tales from the Brothers Grimm, the art of Angelica Kaufmann, and the persistence of Carl von Clausewitz's thought in works such as the US military's field manual on counterinsurgency. In addition to focusing on German literary culture from the Enlightenment to Romanticism, the volume also clusters essays around two topics, "war and gender" and "war and theory.. Readers are more likely to search out individual essays from the collection than to work through the entire volume. Though accessible to readers at any level, the essays will interest primarily Germanists and cultural and intellectual historians. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. R. Bledsoe Augusta State University
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Summaries
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The essays in this volume explore the palpable influence of war on 18th-century thought and argue for an ideological affinity among war, Enlightenment thought, and its legacy.
Main Description
Enlightened War investigates the multiple and complex interactions between warfare and Enlightenment thought. Although the Enlightenment is traditionally identified with the ideals of progress, eternal peace, reason, and self-determination, Enlightenment discourse unfolded during a period of prolonged European warfare from the Seven Years' War to the Napoleonic conquest of Europe. The essays in this volume explore the palpable influence of war on eighteenth-century thought and argue for an ideological affinity among war, Enlightenment thought, and its legacy. The essays are interdisciplinary, engaging with history, art history, philosophy, military theory, gender studies, and literature and with historical events and cultural contexts from the early Enlightenment through German Classicism and Romanticism. The volume enriches our understanding of warfare in the eighteenth century and shows how theories and practices of war impacted concepts of subjectivity, national identity, gender, and art. It also sheds light on the contemporary discussion of the legitimacy of violence by juxtaposing theories of war, concepts of revolution, and human rights discourses. Contributors: Johannes Birgfeld, David Colclasure, Sara Eigen Figal, Ute Frevert, Wolf Kittler, Elisabeth Krimmer, Waltraud Maierhofer, Arndt Niebisch, Felix Saure, Galili Shahar, Patricia Anne Simpson, Inge Stephan. Elisabeth Krimmer is Professor of German at the University of California, Davis, and Patricia Anne Simpson is Associate Professor of German Studies at Montana State University.
Unpaid Annotation
New essays exploring the relationship between warfare and Enlightenment thought both historically and in the present.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Enlightened Warfare in Eighteenth-Century Germanyp. 1
War and Enlightenment
The Point of Recognition: Enemy, Neighbor, and Next of Kin in the Era of Frederick the Greatp. 21
Writing War and the Aesthetics of Political Literature in the 1790s: Daniel Jenisch's (Un)timely Seven Years' War Epic Borussiasp. 41
Cultures of War in Classicism and Romanticism
Agamemnon on the Battlefield of Leipzig: Wilhelm von Humboldt on Ancient Warriors, Modern Heroes, and Bildung through Warp. 75
War, Anecdotes, and the Backsides of Reason: Kleist with Kantp. 103
"Schon wieder Krieg! Der Kluge hörts nicht gern": Goethe, Warfare, and Faust IIp. 126
Recoding the Ethics of War in Grimms' Fairy Talesp. 151
War and Gender
On Gender Wars and Amazons: Therese Huber on Terror and Revolutionp. 175
Angelica Kauffrnann's War Heroes: (Not) Painting War in a Culture of Sensibilityp. 192
Citizen-Soldiers: General Conscription in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesp. 219
War and Theory
Just War and Perpetual Peace: Kant on the Legitimate Use of Political Violencep. 241
Military Intelligence: On Carl von Clausewitz's Hermeneutics of Disturbance and Probabilityp. 258
Host Nations: Carl von Clausewitz and the New U.S. Army/Marine Corps Field Manual, FM 3-24, MCWP 3-33.5, Counterinsurgencyp. 279
Bibliographyp. 307
Notes on the Contributorsp. 335
Indexp. 339
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