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Gunpowder, masculinity, and warfare in German texts, 1400-1700

Author: Patrick Brugh
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Changing perspectives on early modern Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Brugh
ISBN: 9781580469685 158046968X
OCLC Number: 1091587767
Description: xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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).
Series Title: Changing perspectives on early modern Europe.
Responsibility: Patrick Brugh.

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How gunpowder technology exploded heroes, heroics, and war stories from 1400 to 1700, and how German writers tried to glue them back together  Read more...

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