The Martial Ethic in Early Modern Germany

Civic Duty and the Right of Arms

  • B. Ann Tlusty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. B. Ann Tlusty
    Pages 1-10
  3. B. Ann Tlusty
    Pages 46-55
  4. B. Ann Tlusty
    Pages 265-276
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-371

About this book


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.


bibliography culture empire event gender German Germany identity politics sports violence

Authors and affiliations

  • B. Ann Tlusty
    • 1
  1. 1.Bucknell UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36647-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30551-9
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