Scholarship

Theses

“Wilhelm Groener, Officering, and the Schlieffen Plan.” PhD diss., Georgetown University, 2006.

“The Bavarian Army and French Civilians in the War of 1870–71.” MA thesis, Universität Augsburg, 1994.

Articles and Chapters

“Die deutschen Greueltaten im Krieg 1870/71 am Beispiel der Bayern.” In Kriegsgreuel: Die Entgrenzung der Gewalt in kriegerischen Konflikten vom Mittelalter bis ins 20. Jahrhundert, edited by Sönke Neitzel and Daniel Hohrath, 223–39. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2008.

“Bürgerliche und adlige Krieger: Zum Verhältnis zwischen sozialer Herkunft und Berufskultur im wilhelminischen Offizierkorps.” In Adel und Bürgertum in Deutschland II: Entwicklungslinien und Wendepunkte im 20. Jahrhundert, edited by Heinz Reif, 25–63. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001.

“The Bavarian Army and French Civilians in the War of 1870–1871: A Cultural Interpretation.” 1 War in History 8, no. 3 (2001): 271–93. DOI: 10.1177/096834450100800302.

“Particularistic Traditions in a National Profession: Reflections on the Wilhelmine Army Officer Corps.” In Newsletter des Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V. 11 (2/2000): 16–18. Archived at Portal Militärgeschichte.

“Christof Vischer: Wie man junge Fürsten und Herren aufferzihen solle, 1573.” In Fürstenspiegel der Frühen Neuzeit, edited by Hans-Otto Mühleisen, Theo Stammen, and Michael Philipp, 219–27 (biography and commentary) and 228–51 (source excerpts). Frankfurt a.M.: Insel Verlag, 1997.2

Book Reviews

Review of Milena Veenis, Material Fantasies: Expectations of the Western Consumer World among East Germans (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press in cooperation with the Foundation for the History of Technology, 2012). In Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis 9, no. 4 (2012): 93–94.

Review of Heidi Mehrkens, Statuswechsel: Kriegserfahrung und nationale Wahrnehmung im Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870/71 (Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2008). In H-Soz-u-Kult (November 6, 2008), http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2008-4-113.

Teaching Aids

“Chemical Warfare.” In History in Dispute, vol. 5, World War II, edited by Dennis E. Showalter, 104–7. Detroit: St. James Press, 2001.

“Hitler and the United States.” In ibid., 132–35.

“Resistance Movements.” In ibid., 244–46.

Select Posts at History of Knowledge

“Organizing and Communicating Historical Knowledge: Some Personal Observations.” February 3, 2017.

“Sources: Child Labor in the United States.” May 1, 2017.


  1. Reprinted in Warfare in Europe 1825–1914, edited by Peter Wilson, 135–58. The International Library of Essays on Military History, edited by Jeremy Black (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2006). 
  2. I used the specimen in the Oettingen-Wallersteinsche Bibliothek, housed at the University of Augsburg. Since then, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has digitized its own copy. See urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00039783-7