A Nation in Barracks
Modern Germany, Military Conscription and Civil Society
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Nation in Barracks by Ute Frevert
Book Description'German militarism' has long been understood to be a central element of German society. Considering the role of militarism, this book investigates how conscription has contributed to instilling a strong sense of military commitment amongst the German public.A Nation in Barracks tells the story of how military-civil relations have evolved in Germany during the last two hundred years. Focusing on the introduction and development of military conscription, the author looks at its relationship to state citizenship, nation building, gender formation and the concept of violence. She begins with the early nineteenth century, when conscription was first used in Prussia and initially met with harsh criticism from all aspects of society, and continues through to the two Germanies of the post-1949 period. The book covers the Prussian model used during World War I, the Weimar Republic when no conscription was enforced and the mass military mobilization of the Third Reich.Throughout this comprehensive account, acclaimed historian Ute Frevert examines how civil society deals with institutionalized violence and how this affects models of citizenship and gender relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859738818
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ute Frevert
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Emotional Lexicons, Hardback (February 2014)
The first cultural history of terms of emotion found in German, French, and English language encyclopaedias since the late seventeenth century.
Nation in Barracks, Paperback (September 2004)
Tells the story of how military-civil relations have evolved in Germany. Focusing on the introduction and development of military conscription, this book looks at its relationship to state citizenship, nation building, gender formation and the concept of violence. This book examines how civil society deals with institutionalized violence.
Men of Honour, Hardback (October 1995)» View all books by Ute Frevert
* A wide--ranging and engagingly written social history of the duel* Presents a new argument: that the duel didna t die out in the 19th century as was previously thought, but continued until the 1st World War and beyond* A topic of potential media interest; it should be widely reviewed. .
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Author Biography - Ute Frevert
Ute Frevert is Professor of History, Yale University. She is the author of Women in German History.
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