Occupation, Mobilization, and Politics: The Anti-Napoleonic Wars in Prussian Experience, Memory, and Historiography

  title={Occupation, Mobilization, and Politics: The Anti-Napoleonic Wars in Prussian Experience, Memory, and Historiography},
  author={Karen Hagemann},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={580 - 610}
  • K. Hagemann
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Central European History
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