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Heuser, Beatrice 1961-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 343 publications in 5 languages and 5,877 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Compiler, Opponent
Classifications: U102, 355
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beatrice Heuser
The strategy makers : thoughts on war and society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz by Beatrice Heuser( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's military strategists and tacticians may be familiar with the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, but The Strategy Makers:
War, peace, and world orders in European history by Anja Hartmann( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors use a wide range of case studies to explore the ways in which people in different societies at different times perceived and felt about war and peace in the world around them
NATO, Britain, France, and the FRG : nuclear strategies and forces for Europe, 1949-2000 by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Lively, well-organised and admirably researched ... Any student of the subject's history can benefit from the comparison of national perspectives lucidly displayed."--Sir Michael Quinlan 'Beatrice Heuser has given herself an audacious challenge by trying to present to a larger public the history of Western nuclear strategies. And she has succeeded.' - Admiral Marcel Duval, Defense Nationale 'This book is particularly interesting because Heuser was able to draw from NATO strategy-related documents of the 1950s and 1960s - until recently highly classified - and only declassified thanks to her and other academic researchers' initiative and persistence.' - Roberto Zadra, Nuclear Policy Section, NATO ' ... a very ambitious book ... convincing, authoritative ... a great credit not only to Dr Heuser's linguistic skills but also to the thoroughness of her research ... The next volume is eagerly awaited!' - Professor John Baylis, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 'This book condenses a very complex, sometimes confusing and oscillating story to an understandable, very readable, concise and excellent presentation.' - General Hans-Henning von Sandrart ' ... a useful and detailed resource.' - R.E. Utley, Diplomacy & Statecraft ' ... this book represents essential reading for the determined student of NATO Cold War nuclear strategy.' - Nigel Thomas, University of Northumbria at Newcastle 'This lively account, well organised and admirably researched, surveys the development of nuclear doctrine in NATO and its key European members in a way that perceptively illuminates differing approaches and valuably corrects several standard political myths. Any student of the subject's history can benefit from the comparison of national perspectives lucidly displayed.' - Sir Michael Quinlan 'The new book by Beatrice Heuser is rich in subjects and reflection. She has given herself an audacious challenge by trying to present to a larger public the history of Western nuclear strategies. And she has succeeded ... she is effectively a great 'strategist'.' - Admiral Marcel Duval, Defense Nationale 'This book is particularly interesting because Heuser was able to draw from NATO strategy-related documents of the 1950s and 1960s (such as MC 14/3 and MC 48/3) - until recently highly classified - and only declassified thanks to her and other academic researchers' initiative and persistence.' - Roberto Zadra, Nuclear Policy Section, NATO 'This is a very ambitious book. The fact that Dr Heuser is able to largely overcome the [difficulties of documentation] and produce a convincing, authoritative account of Western strategy is a great credit not only to her linguistic skills but also to the thoroughness of her research. She is probably one of a very small group of academics who could have written a book of this kind. ... The next volume is eagerly awaited!' - Professor John Baylis, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 'It is good that Beatrice Heuser has not only written a book on the history of NATO's nuclear strategy making but draws the lines further into the future as we have to live up to the fact that we live in the nuclear age whether we like it or not. ... This book condenses a very complex, sometimes confusing and oscillating story to an understandable, very readable, concise and excellent presentation.' - General Hans-Henning von Sandrart
The evolution of strategy : thinking war from antiquity to the present by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is there a 'Western way of war' which pursues battles of annihilation and single-minded military victory? Is warfare on a path to ever greater destructive force? This magisterial new account answers these questions by tracing the history of Western thinking about strategy - the employment of military force as a political instrument - from antiquity to the present day. Assessing sources from Vegetius to contemporary America, and with a particular focus on strategy since the Napoleonic Wars, Beatrice Heuser explores the evolution of strategic thought, the social institutions, norms and patterns of behaviour within which it operates, the policies that guide it and the cultures that influence it. Ranging across technology and warfare, total warfare and small wars as well as land, sea, air and nuclear warfare, she demonstrates that warfare and strategic thinking have fluctuated wildly in their aims, intensity, limitations and excesses over the past two millennia"--Provided by publisher
Haunted by history : myths in international relations by Cyril Buffet( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western "containment" policies in the cold war : the Yugoslav case, 1948-53 by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bomb : nuclear weapons in their historical, strategic, and ethical context by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Heuser asks whether the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki constitutes a turning point in history. She explores how crucial the bombing of the two Japanese cities really was in bringing the war in the Far East to a conclusion. She explores the concept of Total War - i.e. the concept which hinges on the deliberate extermination of enemy civilians through war - and considers how close the democratic powers came to waging it through their city bombing campaigns." "In her final two chapters Dr. Heuser looks at how nuclear strategy squares with Western humanitarian thinking (and efforts to limit the effects of wars on civilians); and the role of war in relation to the development of human societies through history, and the influence which nuclear weapons have had." "This book will be essential reading for students getting to grips with the complex issues surrounding the coming of the nuclear age in departments of War Studies, International Relations and Modern History. It will also be welcomed by the interested general reader."--Jacket
Securing peace in Europe, 1945-62 : thoughts for the post-Cold War era by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of the phenomenon of war by Clausewitz, a Prussian officer who fought against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, presents the human, social, tactical, and technological factors that affect a war's outcomes and discusses how political purpose, chance, and enmity combine to shape a war's dynamics
Nuclear mentalities? : strategies and belief in Britain, France, and the FRG by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Transatlantic relations : sharing ideals and costs by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brexit in history : sovereignty or a European Union? by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are Europeans hard-wired for conflict? Given the enmities that wracked the Greek city-states, or the Valois, Bourbons and Habsburgs, it seems undeniable. The Holy Roman Empire promised peace, but collapsed before it could deliver it, while rival rulers counter-balanced its power by stressing their own sovereign independence. Yet, since Antiquity, there has also been a yearning for the rule of law, the Pax Romana. For seven centuries, Europe's philosophers and diplomats have sought to build institutions of compromise between the unrestricted competition of nation-states and the universal monarchy of the old empires: a confederation whose representatives would meet to resolve differences. We have seen these ambitions at least partially realised in a progression of multilateral solutions: the Congress System, the League of Nations, the United Nations, and the European Union. But, with the United Kingdom's vote to leave the EU, state sovereignty seems to be pushing back against two centuries of travel in the other direction. The Brexit result shows that distrust of a 'greater Europe' and fierce insistence on state sovereignty remain live issues in today's politics. To explain recent events, Beatrice Heuser charts the history and culture underpinning this age-old tension between two systems of international affairs."--
Insurgencies and counterinsurgencies : national styles and strategic cultures by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a major new study of the extent to which national mentalities, or 'ways of war', are responsible for 'national styles' of insurgency and counterinsurgency. Leading scholars examine the ways of war of particular insurgent movements, and the standard operational procedures of states and occupation forces to suppress them. Through case studies ranging from British, American and French counterinsurgency to the IRA and the Taliban, they show how 'national styles' evolve, influenced by transnational trends, ideas and practices. They examine whether we can identify a tendency to resort to a particular pattern of fighting and, if so, whether this is dictated by constants such as geography and climate, or by the available options, or else whether there exists a particular 'strategic culture' or 'national style'. Their findings show that 'national style' is not eternal but can undergo fundamental transformations. --
Strategy before Clausewitz : linking warfare and statecraft, 1400-1830 by Beatrice Heuser( )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays combines historical research with cutting-edge analysis and makes a significant contribution to the study of the history of strategic thinking. Among leading writers of strategy, there is a debate as to whether strategy in its modern definition existed before Clausewitz or even the early 20th century. The case studies featured in this book show that strategic thinking did indeed exist before the last century, even if there was no commonly agreed word for it. The volume uses a variety of approaches. Firstly, it explores case studies which assess the strategic thinking of three monarchs whose biographers have claimed to have identified strategic thinking in their warfare: Edward III of England, Philip II of Spain, and Louis XIV of France. The book then analyses a number of famous strategic thinkers and practitioners, including Christine de Pizan, Lazarus Schwendi, Matthew Sutcliffe, Raimondo Montecuccoli, and Count Guibert. This work combines in-depth historical documentary research with strategic studies analysis. The chapters illustrate that it is language and at times conceptualisation, more than social, economic and political (let alone mental or educational), limitations that differentiate us from our forbearers. This book will be of great interest to students of strategic history and theory, military history and IR in general."--Providee by publisher
Reading Clausewitz by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is the first book not only on how to read Clausewitz's "On War", but also on how others have read him: from the Prussian and German masters of warfare of the late nineteenth century through to the military commanders of the First World War, through Lenin and Mao Zedong to strategists of the nuclear age and of guerrilla warfare. The result is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the work and influence of the greatest classic on the art of war
Clausewitz lesen! : eine Einführung by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in German and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der amerikanische Stratege Bernard Brodie nannte Clausewitz'"Vom Kriege" nicht nur das größte, sondern das einzige wirklich große Buch über den Krieg. Für Engels war Clausewitz ein Stern erster Ordnung, Marx und Mao haben ihn ein Genie genannt. Trotz dieser rühmenden Worte ist die Zahl der Menschen, die sein Buch gelesen haben, sehr viel geringer als die derjenigen, die es im Munde führen. Beatrice Heuser bietet daher zum einen eine Einführung in die Lektüre des Textes, die viele seiner Widersprüche auflöst und seine Komplexizität leichter verständlich macht. Zum anderen zeigt Heuser auf, wie viel Clausewitz mit anderen Strategen seiner Zeit gemein hat und wie viele Ideen, die ihm allein zugeschrieben werden, schon älteren Ursprungs sind, jedoch auch in wieweit er einzigartig über sie alle hinausgewachsen ist. Deutlich wird außerdem, wie über fast zwei Jahrhunderte hinweg Strategen aller Herren Länder Clausewitz' Lehren ausgelegt und angewandt haben. War also wirklich Clausewitz der erste als er darauf hinwies, dass der Krieg ein Instrument der Politik sei? War er wirklich der Mahdi der Masse und des Massakers, als den ihn die Kritiker des Ersten Weltkriegs ansahen, und hat er den "totalen Krieg" erfunden? Alle diese Fragen zum großen Klassiker der Kriegskunst werden hier klar und verständlich aufgenommen und beantwortet - gewinnbringend für den Laien und für den Fachmann
Den Krieg denken die Entwicklung der Strategie seit der Antike by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous battles and how they shaped the modern world, c.1200 BCE - 1302 CE : from Troy to Courtrai by Beatrice Heuser( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are some battles remembered more than others? Surprisingly, it is not just size that matters, nor the number of dead, the 'decisiveness' of battles or their effects on communities and civilisations. It is their political afterlife the multiple meanings and political uses attributed to them that determines their fame. This ground-breaking series goes well beyond military history by exploring the transformation of battles into sites of memory and meaning. Cast into epic myths of the fight of Good against Evil, of punishment for decadence or reward for virtue, of the birth of a nation or the collective assertion against a tyrant, the defence of Civilisation against the Barbarians, Christendom against the Infidel, particular battles have acquired fame beyond their immediate contemporaneous relevance. The epic battles of European history examined in this first volume range from the siege of Troy and the encounters of Marathon and Thermopylai, to the wars of the Israelites which inspired the way many later battles would be narrated; and from the triumphs and defeats of the Roman Empire, to Hastings, the massacre of Beziers and the battle of Courtrai. In each chapter, the historical events surrounding a battle form the backdrop for multi-layer interpretations, which, consciously or unconsciously, carry political agendas
Rebellen - Partisanen - Guerilleros asymmetrische Kriege von der Antike bis heute by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn es um Afghanistan oder den Irak geht, ist oft die Rede von den neuen Kriegen. Asymmetrische Kriege zwischen Aufständischen und regulären Streitkräften gibt es jedoch seit der Antike, lange bevor der Begriff Guerilla geprägt wurde. Beatrice Heuser schildert diese Geschichte sachkundig und frei von Romantisierungen. Die Autorin zeigt, dass solche kleinen Kriege alten Mustern folgen und oft Teil großer Kriege sind. Sie erklärt, wie die Strategen beider Seiten - der schwächeren und der stärkeren Partei - empfohlen haben, asymmetrische Konflikte auszufechten. Die Leser erfahren, welche Rolle die Zivilbevölkerung in diesen Überlegungen spielt, welche Mittel angewandt wurden und ob sie erfolgreich waren. Aber auch die moralischen Dilemmata, die sich in solchen Einsätzen stellen, werden diskutiert.--
Famous battles and how they shaped the modern world, 1588-1943 : from the armada to Stalingrad by Beatrice Heuser( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are some battles remembered more than others' Surprisingly, it is not just size that matters, nor the number of dead, the decisiveness of battles or their effects on communities and civilisations. It is their political afterlife the multiple meanings and political uses attributed to them that determines their fame. This ground-breaking series goes well beyond military history by exploring the transformation of battles into sites of memory and meaning. Cast into epic myths of the fight of Good against Evil, of punishment for decadence or reward for virtue, of the birth of a nation or the collective assertion against a tyrant, the defense of Civilisation against the Barbarians, Christendom against the Infidel, particular battles have acquired fame beyond their immediate contemporaneous relevance. The great battles of modern history examined in this second volume range from the defeat of the Armada and the relief of Vienna, to Chatham, Culloden, Waterloo, Gettysburg, the Somme and Stalingrad. In each chapter, the historical events surrounding a battle form the backdrop for multiple later interpretations, which, consciously or unconsciously, carry political agendas, some for further bloodshed and sacrifice, but others for the more recent and laudable phenomenon of reconciliation over the graves of the dead
 
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War, peace, and world orders in European history
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War, peace, and world orders in European historyNATO, Britain, France, and the FRG : nuclear strategies and forces for Europe, 1949-2000The evolution of strategy : thinking war from antiquity to the presentHaunted by history : myths in international relationsThe bomb : nuclear weapons in their historical, strategic, and ethical contextSecuring peace in Europe, 1945-62 : thoughts for the post-Cold War eraOn warNuclear mentalities? : strategies and belief in Britain, France, and the FRG
Alternative Names
Beatrice Heuser Alman tarihçi ve siyaset bilimci.

Beatrice Heuser deutsche Historikerin und Politikwissenschaftlerin

Beatrice Heuser Duits historica van de moderne tijd

Beatrice Heuser German historian and political scientist

Beatrice Heuser historiadora británica

Beatrice Heuser historienne britannique

Beatrice Heuser storica britannica

Heuser, Béatrice, 1961-

Heuser, Beatrice F. 1961-

Heuser, D.B.G. 1961-

Heuser, Donate Beatrice Gisela 1961-

بياتريس هوسر مؤرخه من المملكه المتحده

호이저, 베아트리체 1961-

ホイザー, ベアトリス

Languages
English (235)

German (16)

Japanese (2)

Turkish (2)

Polish (2)