New OHT Editorial: 1864
October 4, 2016
In this editorial feature, OHT Editor Randall Lesaffer explores the historical significance of the Schleswig-Holstein War of 1864, aka the Danish-German (or Danish-Prussian) war.
In the grand narrative of 19th-century European history, the war of 1864 normally only receives a cursory mention as the first and smallest of the three wars the Prussian Prime Minister, Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), plotted and through which he achieved German unification. For Denmark, it was a national tragedy.