Franklin

Gunpowder, masculinity, and warfare in German texts, 1400-1700 / Patrick Brugh.

Author/Creator:
Brugh, Patrick author.
Publication:
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Changing perspectives on early modern Europe
Changing perspectives on early modern Europe, 1542-3905
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
German literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
German literature -- Middle High German, 1050-1500 -- History and criticism.
Military art and science in literature.
Firearms in literature.
Weapons in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
War in literature.
Gunpowder -- History.
Military art and science -- Germany -- History.
Firearms in literature.
German literature -- Early modern.
German literature -- Middle High German.
Gunpowder.
Masculinity in literature.
Military art and science.
Military art and science in literature.
War in literature.
Weapons in literature.
Germany.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"Guns have been linked with masculinity in the European imagination since their earliest days. Focused on early modern German texts, including military manuals, poems, novels, and broadsheets, this book traces the cultural history of gunpowder in German-speaking lands from the Hussite Wars to the Thirty Years War. As the destructive capacity and military tactical value of gunpowder became more evident to European peoples over time, writers--especially German ones--expressed increasing anxiety about their disruptive potential for ideals of warrior masculinity, martial ethics, and the aesthetic foundations of war stories"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
A tale of two suits of armor
Of Hussites and haystacks, of questions and cannons
Textbook war : the genealogy of Kriegsbücher
Gunpowder dilemmas and loaded peace in Fronsperger's Kriegsbuch
Depicting gunpowder in German military broadsheets (1630-32)
Gustav Adolf's gunpowder demise
The aesthetics of gunpowder in seventeenth-century German war novels
Cavalier endings in Happel's Der insulanische Mandorell (1682).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781580469685
158046968X
9781787446083
OCLC:
1091587767
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