German Heroes: The Cult of the Death for the Fatherland in Nineteenth-Century Germany

TitleGerman Heroes: The Cult of the Death for the Fatherland in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHagemann, Karen
EditorDudink, Stefan, Karen Hagemann, and John Tosh
Book TitleMasculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History
Pagination116-134
PublisherManchester University Press ; Palgrave
City, CountryManchester; New York
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"In this collection, a group of historians explores the role of masculinity in the modern history of politics and war. Building on three decades of research in women's and gender history, the book opens up new avenues in the history of masculinity. The essays by social, political and cultural historians therefore map masculinity's part in making revolution, waging war, building nations, and constructing welfare states. Although the masculinity of modern politics and war is now generally acknowledged, few studies have traced the emergence and development of politics and war as masculine domains in the way this book does. Covering the period from the American Revolution to the Second World War and ranging over five continents, the essays in this book bring to light the many "masculinities" that shaped -- and were shaped by -- political and military modernity."--Publisher description.

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