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Mythos und Ideologie. 1812 und die Idee des “Volkskriegs”

Osteuropa. 2013. No. 1. P. 15-29.

In Russia’s cultural memory, the idea that Napoleon’s forces were crushed in a war with Russian people is widespread. Leo Tolstoy popularized this concept of a “people’s war”. Stalinist court historians refined this concept with Marxist notions. To this day, this concept to sources and ideology. A reassessment is still pending.