By Elisabeth Krimmer, Patricia Anne Simpson
Enlightened warfare investigates the a number of and intricate interactions among war and Enlightenment suggestion. even if the Enlightenment is generally pointed out with the beliefs of growth, everlasting peace, cause, and self-determination, Enlightenment discourse spread out in the course of a interval of lengthy ecu battle from the Seven Years' warfare to the Napoleonic conquest of Europe. The essays during this quantity discover the palpable impression of warfare on eighteenth-century idea and argue for an ideological affinity between warfare, Enlightenment notion, and its legacy. The essays are interdisciplinary, enticing with historical past, paintings heritage, philosophy, army idea, gender reviews, and literature and with ancient occasions and cultural contexts from the early Enlightenment via German Classicism and Romanticism. the amount enriches our knowing of battle within the eighteenth century and exhibits how theories and practices of battle impacted options of subjectivity, nationwide id, gender, and paintings. It additionally sheds mild at the modern dialogue of the legitimacy of violence by means of juxtaposing theories of struggle, techniques of revolution, and human rights discourses. individuals: Johannes Birgfeld, David Colclasure, Sara Eigen Figal, Ute Frevert, Wolf Kittler, Elisabeth Krimmer, Waltraud Maierhofer, Arndt Niebisch, Felix Saure, Galili Shahar, Patricia Anne Simpson, Inge Stephan.