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Universal- und kulturhistorische Studien. Studies in Universal and Cultural History

Battle Descriptions as Literary Texts

A comparative approach

Editors: Luggin, Johanna, Fink, Sebastian (Eds.)

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Battle descriptions are usually seen as the raw material of the military historian, who uses them to explain why generals won or lost a given battle. This volume does not aim to contribute to this discussion; it rather approaches battle descriptions as literary texts that interact with the expectations of a given audience. Therefore literary traditions in structure, vocabulary and topics of battle descriptions should be explored. The transgression of genre-borders – also literary and fictional texts are included – and a broad comparative approach, combining evidence from the third millennium BC up to the 20th century AD, makes cultural specifics and differences more easily perceivable.

Contents

With contributions by Marcos Such-Guttiérrez, Pavel Čech, Hilmar Klinkott, Wolfgang Oswald, Kai Ruffing, Oliver Stoll, Martin M. Bauer, Reinhold Bichler, Christian Mileta, Simon Lentzsch, Sven Günther, Dennis Pulina, Johanna Luggin, Sonjar Koroliov, Magdalena Gronau and Martin Gronau.

The Editors

Dr. Johanna Luggin is a post-doc researcher in the ERC-funded project “NOSCEMUS – Nova Scientia: Early Modern Science and Latin” in Innsbruck, Austria.

Dr. Sebastian Fink is a postdoctoral researcher at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence “Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions”.

 

About the authors

Dr. Johanna Luggin is a post-doc researcher in the ERC-funded project "NOSCEMUS - Nova Scientia: Early Modern Science and Latin" in Innsbruck, Austria.

Dr. Sebastian Fink is a postdoctoral researcher at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence „Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions“.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Battle Descriptions as Literary Texts
Book Subtitle
A comparative approach
Editors
  • Johanna Luggin
  • Sebastian Fink
Series Title
Universal- und kulturhistorische Studien. Studies in Universal and Cultural History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-27859-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-27859-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-27858-8
Series ISSN
2524-3780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 372
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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