Bertha von Suttner, Lay Down Your Arms: The Autobiography of Martha von Tilling

Edited by Barbara Burns

European Translations 5

Modern Humanities Research Association

15 February 2019  •  358pp

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Die Waffen nieder! (1889), translated into English in 1892 as Lay Down Your Arms, was an international bestseller. Its Austrian author Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) chose the medium of fiction in order to reach as broad an audience as possible with her pacifist ideals. Challenging the narrow nationalisms of nineteenth-century Europe, Suttner believed that disputes between nations should be settled by means of arbitration rather than armed conflict. She devoted her life to campaigning for the cause of peace, and in 1905 became the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Suttner’s influential novel yields insights into the early development of calls for a united Europe and an end to the arms race.

This English translation of the novel was carried out as a ‘labour of love’ by the eminent Victorian surgeon and medical scholar Timothy Holmes (1825-1907), the editor of Gray’s Anatomy, for whom this was an unusual foray into the world of fiction. Holmes was Vice-Chairman of the London-based International Arbitration and Peace Association and a contemporary of Suttner. His translation helped to spread Suttner’s views across the Anglophone world, and contributed to the growth of the peace movement in the period before the First World War.

Contents:

vii-viii
Acknowledgements
Barbara Burns
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1-16
Introduction
Barbara Burns
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18-19
Translator’s Preface To the First Edition
Timothy Holmes
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20-20
Preface To the Second Edition
Timothy Holmes
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21-22
Contents
Bertha von Suttner
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23-35
Chapter I
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36-51
Chapter II
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52-65
Chapter III
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66-83
Chapter IV
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84-106
Chapter V
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107-124
Chapter VI
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125-140
Chapter VII
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141-156
Chapter VIII
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157-177
Chapter IX
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178-190
Chapter X
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191-200
Chapter XI
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201-228
Chapter XII
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229-243
Chapter XIII
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244-260
Chapter XIV
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261-281
Chapter XV
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282-300
Chapter XVI
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301-313
Chapter XVII
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314-331
Chapter XVIII
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332-343
Chapter XIX
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344-350
Bibliography
Barbara Burns
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Bibliography entry:

Burns, Barbara (ed.), Bertha von Suttner, Lay Down Your Arms: The Autobiography of Martha von Tilling, European Translations, 5 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2019)

First footnote reference: 35 Bertha von Suttner, Lay Down Your Arms: The Autobiography of Martha von Tilling, ed. by Barbara Burns, European Translations, 5 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2019), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Burns, p. 47.

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Burns, Barbara (ed.). 2019. Bertha von Suttner, Lay Down Your Arms: The Autobiography of Martha von Tilling, European Translations, 5 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Burns 2019: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Burns 2019: 21.

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