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The Resource Sparta's German children : the ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in the National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, Helen Roche

Sparta's German children : the ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in the National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, Helen Roche

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Sparta's German children : the ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in the National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945
Title
Sparta's German children
Title remainder
the ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in the National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945
Statement of responsibility
Helen Roche
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the eighteenth century until 1945, German children were taught to model themselves on the young of an Ancient Greek city-state: Sparta. From older children, from teachers in the classroom, and from higher authority first in Prussia, then in Imperial and National Socialist Germany, came images of Sparta designed to inculcate ideals of endurance, discipline and of military self-sacrifice. Identification with Sparta could also be used to justify ideas of domination over Germany's eastern neighbours. Helen Roche is the first to examine this still sensitive topic systematically and in depth. She collects and analyses official and published German evocations of Sparta but also, and remarkably, reconstructs the experiences of German children taught to be l̀ittle Spartans' in the Prussian Cadet Corps and National Socialist elite schools, the Napolas. In treating the final, and gravest, period of this process, the author has personally collected testimony from numerous surviving German witnesses who attended the Napolas as children in the early 1940s. That testimony is presented here, in a work which is likely to proof definitive, not only for its treasury of new information, but for its elegant <U+0127> � and humane <U+0127> � analysis. HELEN ROCHE has published studies both of Greek historiography and of the reception of Sparta in modern Germany. Dr Roche is Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.--
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Roche, Helen
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Studies of Sparta
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  • Prussia (Germany)
  • National characteristics, Spartan
  • Children
  • Children
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Germany
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Sparta (Extinct city)
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Sparta's German children : the ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in the National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, Helen Roche
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-297) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17527417
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781905125555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840061039
Label
Sparta's German children : the ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps, 1818-1920, and in the National Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945, Helen Roche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17527417
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781905125555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840061039

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