In his habilitation thesis on the history of the unification wars in the bourgeois public sphere of Germany between 1864 and 1913 Frank Becker described Karl Klein's "Fröschweiler Chronicle" as the "undisputed" bestseller of war memoirs of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71. The text by the Alsatian is also classified as a critical and tendentially pacifist account (Arand 2008) or as the most important German "anti-war book" of Christian spirit in the imperial era (Führ 1995). In a joint project by Prof. Dr. Tobias Arand (PH Ludwigsburg) and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg, a new edition with commentary, biographical and historical introduction as well as complementary sources will be realised in cooperation with the Osburg Verlag (Hamburg).
Cooperation partner: Prof. Dr. Tobias Arand (PH Ludwigsburg)
In arpil 2021 Osburg Verlag publishes an annotated edition of the Fröschweiler Chronik. Kriegs- und Friedensbilder aus dem Jahr 1870! Jun. Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg publishes the volume together with Prof. Dr. Tobias Arand (PH Ludwigsburg)