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Published: 09 April 2017

512 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199564262

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The People's War

Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820-1888

Mark Hewitson

  • Revises existing accounts of nineteenth-century German warfare, especially of 1848 and the wars of unification
  • Compares combatant and civilian testimonies to show the part played by warfare in the transformation of German states and societies
  • Explores military violence as a key component of political and civilian violence in wider society, and of new forms of warfare
  • Draws extensively on contemporary press reportage, war literature, paintings, lithographs, and photographry