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Enlightened War : German Theories and Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz

By: Krimmer, Elisabeth.
Contributor(s): Simpson, Patricia Anne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture, 98: Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (360 p.).ISBN: 9781571137630.Subject(s): Enlightenment --Germany | Germany --Intellectual life --18th century | Germany --Intellectual life --19th century | War (Philosophy) --History --18th century | War (Philosophy) --History --19th century | War and literature --Germany | War and society --Germany --History --18th century | War and society --Germany --History --19th century | War in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Enlightened War : German Theories and Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to ClausewitzDDC classification: 303.6/609430903 | 830.9358109033 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Frontcover ; CONTENTS ; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; INTRODUCTION: Enlightened Warfare in Eighteenth-Century Germany; Part I: War and Enlightenment; 1: The Point of Recognition: Enemy, Neighbor, and Next of Kin in the Era of Frederick the Great; 2: Writing War and the Aesthetics of Political Literature in the 1790s: Daniel Jenisch's (Un)timely Seven Years' War Epic Borussias; Part II: Cultures of War in Classicism and Romanticism; 3: Agamemnon on the Battlefield of Leipzig: Wilhelm von Humboldt on Ancient Warriors, Modern Heroes, and Bildung through War
4: War, Anecdotes, and the Backsides of Reason: Kleist with Kant Galili Shahar5: "Schon wieder Krieg! Der Kluge hörts nicht gern": Goethe, Warfare, and Faust II; 6: Recoding the Ethics of War in Grimms' Fairy Tales; Part III: War and Gender; 7: On Gender Wars and Amazons: Therese Huber on Terror and Revolution; 8: Angelica Kauffmann's War Heroes: (Not) Painting War in a Culture of Sensibility; 9: Citizen-Soldiers: General Conscription in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Part IV: War and Theory; 10: Just War and Perpetual Peace: Kant on the Legitimate Use of Political Violence
11: Military Intelligence: On Carl von Clausewitz's Hermeneutics of Disturbance and Probability12: Host Nations: Carl von Clausewitz and the New U.S. Army/Marine Corps Field Manual, FM 3-24, MCWP 3-33.5, Counterinsurgency; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS ; INDEX ; Backcover
Summary: Enlightenment discourse developed during a period of prolonged European warfare. Although the Enlightenment is traditionally identified with the ideals of progress, eternal peace, reason, and self-determination, it is marked by its proximity to war. Enlightened War investigates the multiple and complex interactions between warfare and Enlightenment thought, making a case for their ideological affinity. 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.
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Frontcover ; CONTENTS ; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; INTRODUCTION: Enlightened Warfare in Eighteenth-Century Germany; Part I: War and Enlightenment; 1: The Point of Recognition: Enemy, Neighbor, and Next of Kin in the Era of Frederick the Great; 2: Writing War and the Aesthetics of Political Literature in the 1790s: Daniel Jenisch's (Un)timely Seven Years' War Epic Borussias; Part II: Cultures of War in Classicism and Romanticism; 3: Agamemnon on the Battlefield of Leipzig: Wilhelm von Humboldt on Ancient Warriors, Modern Heroes, and Bildung through War

4: War, Anecdotes, and the Backsides of Reason: Kleist with Kant Galili Shahar5: "Schon wieder Krieg! Der Kluge hörts nicht gern": Goethe, Warfare, and Faust II; 6: Recoding the Ethics of War in Grimms' Fairy Tales; Part III: War and Gender; 7: On Gender Wars and Amazons: Therese Huber on Terror and Revolution; 8: Angelica Kauffmann's War Heroes: (Not) Painting War in a Culture of Sensibility; 9: Citizen-Soldiers: General Conscription in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Part IV: War and Theory; 10: Just War and Perpetual Peace: Kant on the Legitimate Use of Political Violence

11: Military Intelligence: On Carl von Clausewitz's Hermeneutics of Disturbance and Probability12: Host Nations: Carl von Clausewitz and the New U.S. Army/Marine Corps Field Manual, FM 3-24, MCWP 3-33.5, Counterinsurgency; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS ; INDEX ; Backcover

Enlightenment discourse developed during a period of prolonged European warfare. Although the Enlightenment is traditionally identified with the ideals of progress, eternal peace, reason, and self-determination, it is marked by its proximity to war. Enlightened War investigates the multiple and complex interactions between warfare and Enlightenment thought, making a case for their ideological affinity. 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.

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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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