The Wallenstein Figure in German Literature and Historiography 1790-1920

Steffan Davies

Bithell Series of Dissertations 36

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 76

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies

19 February 2010  •  264pp

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Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583-1634), one of the most famous and controversial personalities of the Thirty Years War, gained heightened prominence in the nineteenth century through Schiller’s monumental drama Wallenstein (1798-99). Schiller’s own fame, and the complexities he injected into his dramatic character, made Wallenstein a potent, near-mythical, but also highly ambivalent figure. This innovative and detailed study tests Schiller’s impact on historians as well as on later literary texts. It traces Wallenstein’s part in the construction of identity in Germany, Austria and Bohemia, examining the figure’s significance in events such as the ‘Wars of Liberation’ against France, the 1859 Schiller festival, and the First World War. The broad range of authors and historians studied includes Franz Grillparzer, Leopold von Ranke, Ricarda Huch and Alfred Döblin.

Steffan Davies is a Lecturer in German at the University of Bristol.

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Contents:

i-iv
Front Matter
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v-vi
Table of Contents
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vii-viii
Acknowledgements
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ix-ix
Quotations
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List of Abbreviations
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Chapter 1 Introduction
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26-57
Chapter 2 Schiller’s Wallenstein: Playing With Ambivalence
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58-85
Chapter 3 Wallenstein in the Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century
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86-110
Chapter 4 Schiller, Wallenstein, and the Culture of the Nineteenth Century
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111-144
Chapter 5 Historiography I: Wallenstein As Grossdeutscher and Kleindeutscher
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145-172
Chapter 6 Historiography Ii: the Reichsgründung and Afterwards
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173-202
Chapter 7 Wallenstein and the First World War
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203-206
Chapter 8 Conclusion
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207-242
Bibliography
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243-252
INDEX
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Davies, Steffan, The Wallenstein Figure in German Literature and Historiography 1790-1920, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 36 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2010)

First footnote reference: 35 Steffan Davies, The Wallenstein Figure in German Literature and Historiography 1790-1920, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 36 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2010), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Davies, p. 47.

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Davies, Steffan. 2010. The Wallenstein Figure in German Literature and Historiography 1790-1920, Bithell Series of Dissertations, 36 (Cambridge: MHRA)

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