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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät | Nordeuropa-Institut | TERMINE | SoSe 2018 | Henrik-Steffens-Vorlesungen Sommersemester 2018 | Into the Napoleonic Maelstrom: The first modern war in Northern Europe – Prof. Katherine Aaslestad

Into the Napoleonic Maelstrom: The first modern war in Northern Europe – Prof. Katherine Aaslestad

The lecture is going to touch upon questions of peripheriality, the idea of state sovereignty and how (in this case) Norway fits in the continental European framework of the time.
  • Into the Napoleonic Maelstrom: The first modern war in Northern Europe – Prof. Katherine Aaslestad
  • 2018-07-03T18:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-07-03T20:00:00+02:00
  • The lecture is going to touch upon questions of peripheriality, the idea of state sovereignty and how (in this case) Norway fits in the continental European framework of the time.
  • Was Öffentliche Veranstaltung Henrik-Steffens-Vorlesung
  • Wann 03.07.2018 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo DOR24, Raum 3.134 (Brandes)
  • Termin zum Kalender hinzufügen iCal

Into the Napoleonic Maelstrom: The first modern war in Northern Europe 

Prof. Dr. Katherine Aaslestad
 specializes in modern Germany, in particular the long nineteenth century. Her research exploring the era and consequences of the Napoleonic Wars touch considerably upon the history of Northern Europe and the Hanseatic League in particular. 
Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.
The Napoleonic Wars were the first modern wars and perhaps even the first “total war.” Northern Europe was on the geographic periphery of the main military conflicts: the battles of Jena, Austerlitz and Leipzig, the invasions of Spain and Russia, and the definitive Battle of Waterloo. Northern states, however, shared the experiences of and contributed to the first modern war by engaging in economic warfare, mobilizing civil society to support war, and developing new ideas and practices of state sovereignty shaped by war.  This presentation explores the Hanseatic Cities in Germany and Norway-Denmark between 1806 and 1815 to reexamine the northern wartime experiences during the Napoleonic era.