Nation in Barracks: Modern Germany, Military Conscription and Civil Society

Nation in Barracks: Modern Germany, Military Conscription and Civil Society

by Ute Frevert
     
 

Ute Frevert (Yale U.) examines how military-civil relations have evolved in Germany during the last two hundred years. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of military conscription to state citizenship, nation building, gender formation, and the concept of violence. Coverage spans from the early nineteenth century, when conscription was first used in… See more details below

Overview

Ute Frevert (Yale U.) examines how military-civil relations have evolved in Germany during the last two hundred years. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of military conscription to state citizenship, nation building, gender formation, and the concept of violence. Coverage spans from the early nineteenth century, when conscription was first used in Prussia, through the massive military mobilization of the Third Reich and on through the two Germanies of the post-1949 period. Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859738863
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : military conscription and civil society : historical trajectories1
1War, nation, gender images : core concepts in conscription in the early nineteenth century9
2'Both citizen and soldier'? : Prussia in the Vormarz period (1815-48)47
3Military systems in the 'third Germany'101
4War and peace " imperial Germany in the Prussian barracks149
5The twentieth century : the (ex-)soldier as citizen237

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