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The Resource Violence and the German soldier in the Great War : killing, dying, surviving, Benjamin Ziemann ; translated by Andrew Evans, (electronic resource)

Violence and the German soldier in the Great War : killing, dying, surviving, Benjamin Ziemann ; translated by Andrew Evans, (electronic resource)

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Violence and the German soldier in the Great War : killing, dying, surviving
Title
Violence and the German soldier in the Great War
Title remainder
killing, dying, surviving
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Benjamin Ziemann ; translated by Andrew Evans
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eng
Summary
During the Great War, mass killing took place on an unprecedented scale. Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War explores the practice of violence in the German army and demonstrates how the killing of enemy troops, the deaths of German soldiers and their survival were entwined. As the war reached its climax in 1918, German soldiers refused to continue killing in their droves, and thus made an active contribution to the German defeat and ensuing revolution. Examining the post-war period, the chapters of this book also discuss the contested issue of a 'brutalization' of German society as a prerequisite of the Nazi mass movement. Biographical case studies on key figures such as Ernst Jünger demonstrate how the killing of enemy troops by German soldiers followed a complex set of rules. Benjamin Ziemann makes a wealth of extensive archival work available to an Anglophone audience for the first time, enhancing our understanding of the German army and its practices of violence during the First World War as well as the implications of this brutalization in post-war Germany. This book provides new insights into a crucial topic for students of twentieth-century German history and the First World War. During the Great War, mass killing took place on an unprecedented scale. Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War explores the practice of violence in the German army and demonstrates how the killing of enemy troops, the deaths of German soldiers and their survival were entwined. Both the escalation of violence--for example in the German atrocities against Belgian civilians in 1914--and the refusal to continue killing must be situated in a specific spatial setting, and should not be interpreted primarily as the cause of specific ideologies or collective mentalities. As the war reached its climax in 1918, German soldiers refused to continue killing in their droves, and thus made an active contribution to the German defeat and ensuing revolution. Examining the postwar period, the chapters of this book also discuss the contested issue of a 'brutalization' of German society as a prerequisite of the Nazi mass movement. Biographical case studies on key figures such as Ernst Jünger demonstrate how the killing of enemy troops by German soldiers followed a complex set of rules.--
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Ziemann, Benjamin
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Evans, Andrew
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Bloomsbury eBooks.
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  • Germany
  • Pacifism
  • Soldiers
  • Violence
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
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Violence and the German soldier in the Great War : killing, dying, surviving, Benjamin Ziemann ; translated by Andrew Evans, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474239615?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
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"First published in German by Klartext, 2013"--T.p. verso
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1. Practices of violence -- 2. Refusal of violence -- 3. Processing violence
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bpp09261373
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1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781474239615
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(online)
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  • c
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(OCoLC)995849730
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Violence and the German soldier in the Great War : killing, dying, surviving, Benjamin Ziemann ; translated by Andrew Evans, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474239615?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Note
"First published in German by Klartext, 2013"--T.p. verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Practices of violence -- 2. Refusal of violence -- 3. Processing violence
Control code
bpp09261373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781474239615
Isbn Type
(online)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)995849730

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