The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France, 1870-1871

The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France, 1870-1871

by Michael Howard, Howard Michael
     
 

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In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power

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In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics, which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914.

First published in 1961 and now with a new introduction, The Franco-Prussian War is acknowledged as the definitive history of one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe.

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'No outline can suggest the richness of detail and significance, or the superb command of language with which he invests his chronicle. His book is a masterpiece.' - Sunday Times

'Brilliantly written.' - Julian Critchley, The Week

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415266710
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/09/2001
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
532
Sales rank:
679,264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

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Sir Michael Howard was the Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1980-1989. He was Professor of History at Yale University from 1989-1993.

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