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Early Modern History: Society and Culture

The Martial Ethic in Early Modern Germany

Civic Duty and the Right of Arms

Authors: Tlusty, B.

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For German townsmen, life during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was characterized by a culture of arms, with urban citizenry representing the armed power of the state. This book investigates how men were socialized to the martial ethic from all sides, and how masculine identity was confirmed with blades and guns.

About the authors

B ANN TLUSTY Professor of History at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, USA. Her publications include Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Europe (2001) and the co-edited collection The World of the Tavern: Public Houses in Early Modern Europe (2002), as well as numerous articles on gendered behaviours including drinking, duelling, gambling, and fraud.

Reviews

'A well-written treatment of an important topic, which offers an ambitious analysis of the relationship between the right of German townsmen to bear arms and early modern understandings of citizenship, honour and gender.' - Christopher R. Friedrichs, University of British Columbia, Canada

'...admirably-organized and lucidly argued study.' -Peter H. Wilson, University of Hull, German History

'This is a highly original and ground-breaking study that brings to life a key aspect of early modern society...Tlusty is the first to fully investigate this martial ethic as part of German politics -a politics, as she keeps emphasizing, best seen as a practice rather than a set of abstract ideas. The unintended effects of this phenomenon are skilfully brought into view as is its longevity.' - Ulinka Rublack, The Journal of Modern History


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tlusty, B. Ann

    Pages 1-10

  • Keeping the Peace: Household, Citizenship, and Defense

    Tlusty, B. Ann

    Pages 11-45

  • Duty and Disorder

    Tlusty, B. Ann

    Pages 46-55

  • Negotiating Armed Power: The Control of Arms and Violence

    Tlusty, B. Ann

    Pages 56-88

  • The Age of the Sword: Norms of Honor and Fashion

    Tlusty, B. Ann

    Pages 89-132

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Hardcover $130.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-57656-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $125.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-36647-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Martial Ethic in Early Modern Germany
Book Subtitle
Civic Duty and the Right of Arms
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30551-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230305519
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57656-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36647-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 386
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