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Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

Tait Keller

Abstract

This book explores the paradox that Europe’s seemingly peaceful “playgrounds” were battlegrounds where competing visions of Germany and Austria clashed. Using newly available archival materials from state and private collections throughout Germany, Austria, as well as Switzerland, and Italy, Apostles of the Alps shows how recreational pursuits in the Eastern Alps, Alpinism, placed distant mountains at the heart of German nationhood questions. The book explores how Alpinism changed the borderlands both physically and discursively and analyzes what these Alpine intersections meant for Germans an ... More

Keywords: Eastern Alps, Mountaineering, Alpinism, Germany, Austria, Nationhood, Recreation, Borderlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625034
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625034.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tait Keller, author