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Marie von Clausewitz.

By: Bellinger, Vanya Eftimova.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (313 p.).ISBN: 9780190225445.Subject(s): Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831 -- Correspondence | Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831 -- Marriage | Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831. On War -- Sources | Clausewitz, Marie Sophie von Brühl von, 1779-1836 -- Correspondence | Clausewitz, Marie Sophie von Brühl von, 1779-1836 -- Marriage | Clausewitz, Marie Sophie von Brühl von, 1779-1836 | Generals' spouses -- Germany -- Biography | Women editors -- Germany -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On WarDDC classification: 943.07092 | 943/.070922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Marie von Clausewitz; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Two Worlds Apart (1779-1801); 2 Falling in Love (1802-June 1806); 3 Disaster and Separation (July 1806-October 1807); 4 The Long Engagement (November 1807-November 1809); 5 Time of Love, Time of Troubles (December 1809-March 1812); 6 Exile (April 1812-March 1813); 7 The Long Path to Liberation (March 1813-August 1815); 8 "The Happiest Time of Our Lives" (August 1815-December 1818); 9 A Decade in Berlin (1819-1829); 10 The Last Years Together (December 1829-November 1831)
11 The Emergence of On War (December 1831-January 1836)Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: For generations, among those who revere the work of Carl von Clausewitz, the role of his beloved wife, nee Marie von Bruhl, in shaping his seminal work on military theory has been a subject of intense speculation. It seems certain that without her On War would never have been published. But as historian and Clausewitz scholar Vanya Eftimova Bellinger establishes in this ground-breaking biography of the ""other"" Clausewitz, Marie was far more than merely a supportive wife who facilitated her husband's legacy. Marie's 1810 marriage to von Clausewitz did not make sense by most accounts (least of
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Cover; Marie von Clausewitz; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Two Worlds Apart (1779-1801); 2 Falling in Love (1802-June 1806); 3 Disaster and Separation (July 1806-October 1807); 4 The Long Engagement (November 1807-November 1809); 5 Time of Love, Time of Troubles (December 1809-March 1812); 6 Exile (April 1812-March 1813); 7 The Long Path to Liberation (March 1813-August 1815); 8 "The Happiest Time of Our Lives" (August 1815-December 1818); 9 A Decade in Berlin (1819-1829); 10 The Last Years Together (December 1829-November 1831)

11 The Emergence of On War (December 1831-January 1836)Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index

For generations, among those who revere the work of Carl von Clausewitz, the role of his beloved wife, nee Marie von Bruhl, in shaping his seminal work on military theory has been a subject of intense speculation. It seems certain that without her On War would never have been published. But as historian and Clausewitz scholar Vanya Eftimova Bellinger establishes in this ground-breaking biography of the ""other"" Clausewitz, Marie was far more than merely a supportive wife who facilitated her husband's legacy. Marie's 1810 marriage to von Clausewitz did not make sense by most accounts (least of

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Building her book on 283 unpublished pieces of Marie von Clausewitz's personal correspondence with her husband, Carl von Clausewitz, Bellinger draws readers into Marie's personal life and social circles. Marie's higher noble pedigree complicated marital ambitions with Carl's more recently ennobled family. Carl, initially a Prussian junior officer, and Marie exchanged letters through personal friends and arranged brief encounters. Napoleon's political ambitions accelerated Prussia's decline as a military power but stimulated internal reforms of its military and government. Marie's letters present the future military theorist as frustrated by Prussia's failed leadership, a government guided by the traditional Junker class, and an economy tied to serfdom. Carl entertained high expectations of Russia's Alexander I and his leadership as he witnessed Napoleon's failed Russian campaign. During the Wars of Liberation, Marie's behind-the-scenes machinations assisted in returning Carl to the ranks of the Prussian officer corps. Her education and general erudition stirred an already strong personal drive for social recognition. Marie's hand can be detected in Carl's placement in the Berlin War College and aspirations to serve in Prussia's diplomatic service. After his death, Marie arranged the posthumous publication of On War. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --David A. Meier, Dickinson State University

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Vanya Eftimova Bellinger is an independent scholar and journalist.

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