Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

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  • Preliminary thoughts on war and gender in the 19th century: revolution, conscription, volunteers, professional war planning, and atrocities.

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    War, Gender, and Nation in 19th-Century Europe: A Preliminary Sketch
  • I have had to withdraw from an interesting handbook project because of excessive overlap with two other chapters. My topic was on the matrix of gender, war, and nation in European wars in the 1850s through the 1870s. Given the limited historiography, I chose a thematic approach, but that produces…

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  • An essay on the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) that I wrote last year appeared in print this fall in a book about war atrocities from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.1 The essay focuses on German soldiers and French civilians using the example of the Bavarians. It examines why soldiers…

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    Atrocities in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–71
  • This following post originally appeared on my old history blog, Clio and Me, on this date. I was looking through Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Physicists, a play I have used a few times in a survey course on modern Europe. In the back of the English translation by James Kirkup are…

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    Paradoxes