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Paret, Peter

Works: 101 works in 434 publications in 4 languages and 14,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Posters  Military history  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrations  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: U102, 355
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Most widely held works about Peter Paret
Most widely held works by Peter Paret
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )
53 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals. The most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy, Carl von Clausewitz's book stands as one of the world's great classic works on the subject
Makers of modern strategy : from Machiavelli to the nuclear age by Peter Paret( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text discusses Machiavelli, Maurice of Nassau, Gustavus Adolphus, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Vauban, Frederick the Great, Guibert, Bulow, Napoleon, Jomini, Clausewitz, Adam Smith, Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, Engels, Marx, Moltke, Schlieffen, Delbruck, Bugeaud, Gallieni, Lyautey, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Liddell Hart, De Gaulle, and other military strategists
Clausewitz and the state by Peter Paret( Book )
45 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staten; Nationalstaten; Krigsteorier; Krigsvidenskab; Art of War; Krigskunst; Militærhistorie; Krigshistorie; Napoleon; Gneisenau; von Scharnhorst; Frederik den Store; Preussiske Hær; Napoleonskrigene; Blücher; von Bülow; de Jomini; Goethe; Prins Radziwill; Fyrst Metternicht; Wellington; von Thielmann
Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution archives by Peter Paret( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political posters are historical documents. They open windows to the conditions and conflicts of an earlier time. In their designs and slogans we see how governments and political factions responded to economic crises, social change. and ideological and armed conflict, and how they sought to sway the perceptions and feelings of the man and woman in the street. Posters are also aesthetic objects. Their composition, color and symbols are both separate from their overt political message and the instruments of expressing it. Posters reveal their historical meaning more clearly if we pay attention to their visual characteristics as well as to their political intent. This book treats the poster both as art and as historical witness. Posters are not relegated to the secondary role of illustrating a historical text nor are they treated as autonomous aesthetic objects in a history of applied arts. Instead they are substantial components of a historical narrative that is made up of both image and text. The close interaction of words and posters drawn from Russia, central and western Europe, and the United States, opens fresh perspectives on a half century of war and revolution and constitutes a step toward a new kind of integrative history that conveys the past with unusual immediacy
The Berlin Secession : modernism and its enemies in imperial Germany by Peter Paret( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick the Great; a profile by Peter Paret( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yorck and the era of the Prussian reform, 1807-1815 by Peter Paret( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guerrillas in the 1960's by Peter Paret( Book )
34 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art as history : episodes in the culture and politics of nineteenth-century Germany by Peter Paret( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An artist against the Third Reich : Ernst Barlach, 1933-1938 by Peter Paret( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The conflict between Ernst Barlach, the most important German sculptor of the time, and the Third Reich is a remarkable episode in Hitler's war against modern art. Rather than accept repression passively, Barlach denounced the confiscation and destruction of his work as ideologically inspired and continued on his independent course. The author's discussion of Barlach's art and of his insistence on creative freedom is joined to an analysis of his opponents' motives and tactics. Hitler's ill-informed rantings against modernism in German art were nevertheless an internally consistent and politically effective critique of liberal culture. That despite Hitler's strictures some National Socialists advocated a "Nordic modernism" and tried to win Barlach to their cause exemplifies the cultural crosscurrents running through the Third Reich. Peter Paret's closely focused study of an artist in a time of crisis seamlessly combines the history of modern Germany and the history of modern art."--BOOK JACKET
French revolutionary warfare from Indochina to Algeria, the analysis of a political and military doctrine by Peter Paret( Book )
17 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical and political writings by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagined battles : reflections of war in European art by Peter Paret( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this wide-ranging study, Peter Paret discusses forty-seven paintings and prints as complex documents of war in Europe since the Renaissance, of society's efforts to come to terms with the reality of war, and of the artist's use of war as a metaphor for the human condition. The images include works by such major artists as Uccello, Gericault, and Dix as well as academic history paintings and popular prints. By setting each in its historical environment and analyzing it from the perspective of the wars of its time, the author illuminates the place of war in Western consciousness and expands our understanding of works that are too often approached with little concern for the reality they depict or symbolically transform
German encounters with Modernism : 1840-1945 by Peter Paret( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Peter Paret traces the reception of modern art, from the 1840s through the Nazi era, through the lens of social and political developments in Germany. Addressing broad cultural topics, such as the early history of expressionism, the role of anti-Semitism in German reactions to modernism, the impact of the First World War on art, and the functions of art as both a political target and a political weapon, the work also includes new interpretations of artists."
Understanding war : essays on Clausewitz and the history of military power by Peter Paret( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Militærhistorie; Krigshistorie; Krigskunst; Krigsledelse; Krigsmagter; Krigsteorier; Krigsprincipper; Principper for Krig; Krigsførelse; Military Power; Clausewitz; Napoleon; Napoleonskrigene; Amerikanske Uafhængighedskrig; Revolutionskrigene; Scharnhorst; von Ranke; von Moltke; Frederik den Store; Frederick William III; Prøjsen; Preussien; Gneisenau; Savout; Delbrück; Bernadotte; von Bülow; Jomini; von Humboldt; Franske Revolution; Montesquieu
The cognitive challenge of war : Prussia 1806 by Peter Paret( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two battles -- Violence in words and images -- Responses and reform -- The conquest of reality by theory
Carl von Clausewitz two letters on strategy by Carl von Clausewitz( )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internal war and pacification; the Vendée by Peter Paret( Book )
4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth and modernity : Barlach's drawings on the Nibelungen by Peter Paret( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Innovation and reform in warfare by Peter Paret( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Cassirers , Enkel Paul
Spruance, Raymond A
パレット, ピーター
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