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Paret, Peter

Works: 127 works in 683 publications in 6 languages and 19,091 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Posters  War posters  Military history  Case studies  Art  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, htt, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: U102, 355.02
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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 )

84 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,206 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 )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 2,028 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 )

63 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz betragtede fremkomsten af den moderne stat, som den mest betydningsfulde proces i historien. I dette skrift kombinerer forfatteren Clausewitz' neglicerede afhandlinger om historie og politik, der kombineres med hans fortolkninger af social- og militærhistorie. Han er tillige en kyndig iagttager af de psykologiske aspekter ved menneskelig ageren, og bl.a. derved bliver han en af de betydeligste, revolutionerende tænkere ved begyndelsen af det moderne Europa
Clausewitz in his time : essays in the cultural and intellectual history of thinking about war by Peter Paret( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from being a detached theorist, Carl von Clausewitz was as intensely aware of the cultural and intellectual currents of his time as he was engaged in its political and military conflicts. The society in which he lived and the people with whom he served affected the analytic method he developed in his writing and the conclusions he reached. The essays in this volume examine Clausewitz in comparison with teachers, friends, and opponents, a perspective enriched by significant documents which have been previously ignored. They deepen our knowledge of Clausewitz's life and how he enlarged his understanding of warfare from its mechanisms and the interaction of its elements to its apparently permanent place in the relation between states
Historical and political writings by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yorck and the era of the Prussian reform, 1807-1815 by Peter Paret( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution archives by Peter Paret( Book )

18 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 862 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 cognitive challenge of war : Prussia 1806 by Peter Paret( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two battles -- Violence in words and images -- Responses and reform -- The conquest of reality by theory
The Berlin Secession : modernism and its enemies in imperial Germany by Peter Paret( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and German and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art as history : episodes in the culture and politics of nineteenth-century Germany by Peter Paret( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and German and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paintings and graphics, novels and poems are historical sources as well as aesthetic objects. Artists themselves become historians when they interpret the pastby painting a historical scene, for instance, or by discussing earlier times in a novel. Artists both reflect and shape their environment. These concepts underlie Peter Paret's new study of Germany in the nineteenth century. The book spans fifty years of German history, from the rise of liberalism in the 1830s to the Franco-Prussian War, German unification, and the fading of liberalism in the new empire. Each chapter treats one or more works of art or literature, and links the background, creation, and impact of these works to the politics of the time. A phase of the Revolution of 1848, for example, is illuminated by Alfred Rethel's woodcuts depicting civil strife as a medieval dance of death; a novel by Theodor Fontane suggests psychological inadequacies as a reason for Prussia's collapse before Napoleon and implies that modern Germany suffers from similar weaknesses. On one level, Art as History is political history seen through the arts. On another level, works of art are discussed for their own sake. By paying attention to the ways society and politics interact with the artist's psychology and intentions, and with the changing characteristics of his discipline, we gain a deeper understanding of his aesthetic achievement. Over a hundred reproductions of works of art and of contemporary newspaper illustrations are closely integrated into the text. Innovative in its fusion of narrative history with aesthetic and intellectual analysis, in its exploration of the interplay of history and the arts, and as a study of the artist in a changing world, the book helps us understand why Germany's vigorous bourgeois culture failed politically, and offers new perspectives on the rise of Prussia-Germany to great and flawed power. Art as History is also being published in a German translation."--Jacket
Understanding war : essays on Clausewitz and the history of military power by Peter Paret( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays provide an authoritative introduction to Carl von Clausewitz and enlarge the history of war by joining it to the history of ideas and institutions and linking it with intellectual biography. Reflecting Peter Paret's three decades of study of Clausewitz and of the history of war, they examine Clausewitz's theoretical work in the context of his time and in relation to war as a general historical phenomenon. Although the analytical strength of On War makes it far more than a historical document, Clausewitz's ideas and the methods he employed to express, develop, and test them become clearer when his work is seen against a historical background. The first six essays analyze military power in European history and discuss the transformation of war at the end of the eighteenth century. They provide the historical setting for the following nine essays, which address significant aspects of Clausewitz s life and thought, from the logic of his theories to his aesthetics and his reactions to the revolutions of 1830. The concluding essay examines the history of war as a scholarly discipline. Together these pieces shed new light on Clausewitz, on the age in which he lived, and on his theories, which retain a timeless interest
An artist against the Third Reich : Ernst Barlach, 1933-1938 by Peter Paret( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and German and held by 735 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."--Jacket
Guerrillas in the 1960's by Peter Paret( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick the Great; a profile by Peter Paret( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French revolutionary warfare from Indochina to Algeria : the analysis of a political and military doctrine by Peter Paret( Book )

22 editions published in 1964 in English and French and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German encounters with Modernism : 1840-1945 by Peter Paret( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 546 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."
Imagined battles : reflections of war in European art by Peter Paret( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 538 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
On Victory and Defeat: A Princeton Shorts Selection From On War by Carl von Clausewitz( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have renewed the age-old debate over what constitutes military victory. Will the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan be seen as a sign of victory or defeat? Although the nature of warfare has changed dramatically since Clausewitz's On War was first written, this selection from his classic work remains an invaluable source of insight for understanding what it means to achieve victory in war and how to recognize defeat. Princeton Shorts are brief selections excerpted from influential Princeton University Press publications produced exclusively in eBook format. They are selected with the firm belief that while the original work remains an important and enduring product, sometimes we can all benefit from a quick take on a topic worthy of a longer book. In a world where every second counts, how better to stay up-to speed on current events and digest the kernels of wisdom great works of the past? Princeton Shorts enables you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium. On Victory and Defeat does just that
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing van de Pruissische strateeg (1780-1831) over de theorie van de oorlogvoering en de voor legerleiding vereiste geestelijke capaciteiten
Carl von Clausewitz: two letters on strategy by Carl von Clausewitz( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Carl von Clausewitz's Two Letters on Strategy was made possible by the Army War College Foundation and by the Art of War Colloquium of the Army War College, which sponsors the volume as part of its program of republishing military classics for the professional development of the officer corps. The Army War College wishes to express its gratitude to the co-editors and translators, Professor Peter Paret, Spruance Professor of International History at Stanford University, and Dr. Daniel Moran. In recent years, Carl von Clausewitz's On War has attracted many new readers in this country, stimulated in large part by the publication in 1976 of a new translation and edition of the work by Professors Michael Howard and Peter Paret. Generally readers have concentrated on Clausewitz's philosophy, theory, and strategic concepts, as developed in Books One, Two, Three, and Eight of On War. His views on operations, on the other hand, have been largely neglected. The present work provides us with an opportunity to study Clausewitz's thinking on operational issues in a specific strategic context. Two Letters on Strategy deals with the planning and conduct of a campaign, based on problems set by the Chief of Prussian General Staff in 1827
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Makers of modern strategy : from Machiavelli to the nuclear ageClausewitz and the stateHistorical and political writingsPersuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution archivesThe cognitive challenge of war : Prussia 1806The Berlin Secession : modernism and its enemies in imperial GermanyArt as history : episodes in the culture and politics of nineteenth-century GermanyUnderstanding war : essays on Clausewitz and the history of military power
Alternative Names
Cassirers , Enkel Paul

Paret, Peter

Peter Paret Duits cultureel historicus

Peter Paret professor académico alemão

Peter Paret tysk professor

Peter Paret US-amerikanischer Historiker

Spruance, Raymond A

پيتير پاريت

パレット, ピーター


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