Revisiting Prussia's Wars against Napoleon: History, by Karen Hagemann,Pamela Selwyn

By Karen Hagemann,Pamela Selwyn

In 2013, Germany celebrated the bicentennial of the so-called Wars of Liberation (1813–15). those wars have been the fruits of the Prussian fight opposed to Napoleon among 1806 and 1815, which occupied a key place in German nationwide historiography and reminiscence. even supposing those conflicts were analyzed in millions of books and articles, a lot of the point of interest has been at the army campaigns and alliances. Karen Hagemann argues that we won't in attaining a complete knowing of those wars and their significance in collective reminiscence with out spotting how the interplay of politics, tradition, and gender inspired those old occasions and proceed to form later reminiscences of them. She hence explores the hugely contested discourses and symbolic practices in which members and teams interpreted those wars and made political claims, starting with the interval itself and finishing with the centenary in 1913.

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