Literature

Goethe, Volume 5: From My Life: Campaign in France 1792-Siege of Mainz

    Edited by
  • Thomas P. Saine
  • Jeffrey L. Sammons

Paperback

Price:
$45.00 / £35.00
ISBN:
Published:
11/20/1994
Copyright:
1995
Pages:
280
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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Campaign in France 1792 -Siege of Mainz, Goethe’s narrative of the unsuccessful campaign and the siege, has become a classic text for the history of Franco-German relations during the revolutionary period. A product of recollection, historical hindsight, and considerable study of other published sources, it is a fascinating document of the military catastrophe exposing the decline of Prussian power since the death of Frederick II, which eventually culminated in Napoleon’s devastating 1806 victory at Jena and Auerstedt.