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作者 James, Leighton S., author
書名 Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe / Leighton James
出版項 New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 1137313730 (electronic bk.)
9781137313737 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Facing the Revolution: The German States from 1789 to 1815 -- Writing War -- Military Life and Combat -- Captivity and Travel -- Invasion and Occupation -- Resistance and Liberation
"The Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars profoundly affected German Central Europe. Thousands of German and Austrian soldiers fought as enemies and allies of France in military campaigns that stretched from the Sierras of Spain to the snowfields of Russia. Meanwhile, German and Austrian civilians found their lives touched by warfare in a way not seen for decades. The political geography of area was transformed as the thousand-year Holy Roman Empire collapsed and Napoleon redrew state borders. Millions found themselves forced to adapt to the political and military reality of French domination. This book traces the individual and collective experience of these momentous events in the letters, diaries and memoirs of contemporaries. It explores how soldiers and civilians wrote about both the horrors and pleasures of warfare and how these experiences were mediated by social status, sex, religion and geography. It suggests that despite the trauma of a generation of warfare, older, pre-Revolutionary interpretations of armed conflict remained important as eyewitnesses sought to explain and understand the turmoil around them. "-- Provided by publisher
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鏈接 Print version: James, Leighton S. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe 9780230249172 (DLC) 2013037935 (OCoLC)842208296
主題 Germans -- Europe, Central -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Germans -- Europe, Central -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Personal narratives, Austrian
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Personal narratives, German
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Influence
HISTORY / Europe / Germany. bisacsh
HISTORY / Europe / Western bisacsh
HISTORY / Military / General. bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century. bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century. bisacsh
HISTORY / Social History. bisacsh
Europe, Central -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Europe, Central -- Social conditions -- 19th century
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Personal narratives, Austrian
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Personal narratives, German
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence
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