skip to content
The long ride of Major von Schill : a journey through German history and memory Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The long ride of Major von Schill : a journey through German history and memory

Author: Sam A Mustafa
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This unique book traces the past two hundred years of German history, using an iconic German folk hero as a bellwether of changing politics and culture. In 1809, at the height of Napoleon's power in Europe, the Prussian Major Ferdinand von Schill led a revolt against the French empire. Within a month his rebellion was crushed, and Schill became a martyr for German nationalists. As the years passed, Schill's legend  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ferdinand von Schill; Ferdinand von Schill; Ferdinand von Schill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam A Mustafa
ISBN: 9780742556973 0742556972
OCLC Number: 213480225
Description: xxv, 313 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I would rather die a thousand deaths --
He could do wonderful things --
End with terrors --
Spirit of our Ferdinand --
Triumphant, dangerous magic --
Empire of memory --
All is not lost --
He is a soldier, and must obey --
More than just blood or homeland --
Epilogue : Schill Street.
Responsibility: Sam A. Mustafa.
More information:

Abstract:

"This unique book traces the past two hundred years of German history, using an iconic German folk hero as a bellwether of changing politics and culture. In 1809, at the height of Napoleon's power in Europe, the Prussian Major Ferdinand von Schill led a revolt against the French empire. Within a month his rebellion was crushed, and Schill became a martyr for German nationalists. As the years passed, Schill's legend grew and evolved until he had become one of Germany's most famous and celebrated Napoleonic figures: the subject of hundreds of novels, poems, plays, operas, films, biographies, and monuments." "Sam A. Mustafa explores the radical changes in German society and politics in the two centuries since Schill's death. In the first English-language work on the subject, he shows how Schill remarkably endured as other heroes fell in and out of fashion. For imperial propagandists, Liberal Democrats, Nazis, and Communists alike, he was a favorite historical icon and cultural touchstone. The author traces how an obscure failed rebel became a revered national symbol of patriotism and heroism and the ways each successive German regime coopted his story for its own ideological mission. Drawing on a rich array of primary and secondary sources, Mustafa considers the nature of patriotism, the creation of heroes and heroic mythology, and the fragility of history itself in a masterful narrative that will be an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the German experience during the Napoleonic War."--Jacket.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

In recognition of the bicentennial of Schill's escapade, Sam A. Mustafa has produced an extremely impressive piece of historical scholarship that is as much a biography of Schill as an Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213480225> # The long ride of Major von Schill : a journey through German history and memory
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "213480225" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Place/lanham> ; # Lanham
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955558> ; # Heroes
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Topic/heroes_germany_history> ; # Heroes--Germany--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Event/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Person/schill_ferdinand_von_1776_1809> ; # Ferdinand von Schill
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1739814> ; # Collective memory
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Topic/kollektives_gedachtnis> ; # Kollektives Gedächtnis
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/22934401> ; # Ferdinand von Schill
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.2742092/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Place/germany> ; # Germany
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999953> ; # Literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Event/1789_1999> ; # 1789-1999
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210272> ; # Germany.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009120624> ; # Collective memory--Germany
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Place/deutschland> ; # Deutschland.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2008" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/76551850> ; # Sam A. Mustafa
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "I would rather die a thousand deaths -- He could do wonderful things -- End with terrors -- Spirit of our Ferdinand -- Triumphant, dangerous magic -- Empire of memory -- All is not lost -- He is a soldier, and must obey -- More than just blood or homeland -- Epilogue : Schill Street."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/802963248> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The long ride of Major von Schill : a journey through German history and memory"@en ;
   schema:productID "213480225" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213480225#PublicationEvent/lanham_rowman_&_littlefield_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Agent/rowman_&_littlefield> ; # Rowman & Littlefield
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213480225#Review/5133636> ;
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=016568644&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0813/2008012558.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780742556973> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213480225> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Agent/rowman_&_littlefield> # Rowman & Littlefield
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Rowman & Littlefield" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Person/schill_ferdinand_von_1776_1809> # Ferdinand von Schill
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1776" ;
   schema:deathDate "1809" ;
   schema:familyName "Schill" ;
   schema:givenName "Ferdinand von" ;
   schema:name "Ferdinand von Schill" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/802963248#Topic/kollektives_gedachtnis> # Kollektives Gedächtnis
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Kollektives Gedächtnis"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009120624> # Collective memory--Germany
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Collective memory--Germany"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210272> # Germany.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Germany." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1739814> # Collective memory
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Collective memory"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955558> # Heroes
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Heroes"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999953> # Literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22934401> # Ferdinand von Schill
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1776" ;
   schema:deathDate "1809" ;
   schema:familyName "Schill" ;
   schema:givenName "Ferdinand von" ;
   schema:name "Ferdinand von Schill" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/76551850> # Sam A. Mustafa
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Mustafa" ;
   schema:givenName "Sam A." ;
   schema:name "Sam A. Mustafa" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780742556973>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0742556972" ;
   schema:isbn "9780742556973" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213480225>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213480225> ; # The long ride of Major von Schill : a journey through German history and memory
   schema:dateModified "2017-12-23" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213480225#Review/5133636>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213480225> ; # The long ride of Major von Schill : a journey through German history and memory
   schema:reviewBody ""This unique book traces the past two hundred years of German history, using an iconic German folk hero as a bellwether of changing politics and culture. In 1809, at the height of Napoleon's power in Europe, the Prussian Major Ferdinand von Schill led a revolt against the French empire. Within a month his rebellion was crushed, and Schill became a martyr for German nationalists. As the years passed, Schill's legend grew and evolved until he had become one of Germany's most famous and celebrated Napoleonic figures: the subject of hundreds of novels, poems, plays, operas, films, biographies, and monuments." "Sam A. Mustafa explores the radical changes in German society and politics in the two centuries since Schill's death. In the first English-language work on the subject, he shows how Schill remarkably endured as other heroes fell in and out of fashion. For imperial propagandists, Liberal Democrats, Nazis, and Communists alike, he was a favorite historical icon and cultural touchstone. The author traces how an obscure failed rebel became a revered national symbol of patriotism and heroism and the ways each successive German regime coopted his story for its own ideological mission. Drawing on a rich array of primary and secondary sources, Mustafa considers the nature of patriotism, the creation of heroes and heroic mythology, and the fragility of history itself in a masterful narrative that will be an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the German experience during the Napoleonic War."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.