The Spoils of War

The Bright and Bitter Fruits of Human Conflict

by Jürgen Kleist (Volume editor) Bruce A. Butterfield (Volume editor)
Monographs XIII, 223 Pages


The Spoils of War includes essays by fourteen scholars in a variety of disciplines who consider both the destructive and constructive forces of war from the days of the Greeks and Trojans to medieval times, from the American Civil War through World Wars I and II, to the Cold War and Vietnam, and even the recent uprisings in Chiapas.


XIII, 223
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. XIII, 223 pp.

Biographical notes

Jürgen Kleist (Volume editor) Bruce A. Butterfield (Volume editor)

The Editors: Jürgen Kleist is the author of Das Dilemma der Kunst (Peter Lang, 1989), the novella Nietzsche in Turin (1992), and several short stories that have appeared in anthologies. He holds the Ph.D. in German literature from the University of California, San Diego, and currently is an associate professor of German at SUNY Plattsburgh. Bruce A. Butterfield is a professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he teaches courses in twentieth-century fiction and pursues research and writing on contemporary Canadian literature. He is also book-review editor of the journal The American Review of Canadian Studies. Both are editors of Mythology. From Ancient to Post-Modern (Peter Lang, 1992); Breakdowns: The Destiny of the Twentieth Century (Peter Lang, 1994); Re-naming the Landscape (Peter Lang, 1994); and Fin de Siècle: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Comparisons and Perspectives (Peter Lang, 1996).


Title: The Spoils of War