Mark R. Stoneman deposited Review of Heidi Mehrkens, Statuswechsel: Kriegserfahrung und nationale Wahrnehmung im Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870/71 (Essen: Klartext Verlag 2008) on Humanities Commons 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Review of a book that probes how soldiers and civilians on each side of the Rhine experienced the Franco-Prussian War. Using people whose practical circumstances changed during the course of hostilities in ways both foreseen and unforeseen by the laws and customs of war, the book asks how and to what extent such wartime experiences promoted…[Read more]
Personal reflections on historiographical publishing cultures in the United States and Germany by way of trying to understand some of the differing attitudes to blogging that we were encountering at the beginning of History of Knowledge.
Mark R. Stoneman deposited Milena Veenis, Material fantasies: Expectations of the Western Consumer World among East Germans. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press in cooperation with the Foundation for the History of Technology, 2012) on Humanities Commons 6 months ago
Review of an anthropological study of East German expectations of and experiences with the West’s consumer culture after the Wende.
This dissertation analyzes the career and attitudes of Wilhelm Groener (1867-1939), whom it uses as a vehicle for understanding the Imperial German army officer corps and the assumptions that guided the General Staff war planning process that culminated in the Schlieffen Plan and the German invasion of Belgium and France in 1914.
Photocopy of MA thesis in English with quotes from source material in German
The authors reflect on their experiences as the founding editors of the History of Knowledge blog. Situating the project in its specific institutional, geographical, and historiographical contexts, they highlight its role in scholarly communication and research alongside journals and books in a research domain that is still young, especially when…[Read more]