Peter Paret Receives Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Peter Paret, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, has received the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The award recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history and affairs.

“I am very happy to receive this award and most grateful to the distinguished panel of historians of war for choosing me as the recipient of the 2017 Pritzker Literature Award,” said Paret.

Paret is a cultural and intellectual historian with particular interest in the modern historiography of war, the interaction of war and society since the eighteenth century, and the relationship of art, society, and politics. He is the author of many books and most recently published Myth and Modernity: Ernst Barlach’s Drawings on the Nibelungen (2012), written with Helga Thieme, which discusses a modern interpretation of a medieval myth as a document of German history in the 1920s and ’30s, and Clausewitz and His Time (2014), essays in the cultural and intellectual history of thinking about war, an expanded version of which is currently being translated for publication in Germany in 2017.


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