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The Resource Apostles of the Alps : mountaineering and nation building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939, Tait Keller, (electronic resource)

Apostles of the Alps : mountaineering and nation building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939, Tait Keller, (electronic resource)

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Apostles of the Alps : mountaineering and nation building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939
Title
Apostles of the Alps
Title remainder
mountaineering and nation building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939
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Tait Keller
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Language
eng
Summary
Though the Alps may appear to be a peaceful place, the famed mountains once provided the backdrop for a political, environmental, and cultural battle as Germany and Austria struggled to modernize. Tait Keller examines the mountains' threefold role in transforming the two countries, as people sought respite in the mountains, transformed and shaped them according to their needs, and over time began to view them as national symbols and icons of individualism. In the mid-nineteenth century, the Alps were regarded as a place of solace from industrial development and the stresses of urban life. Soon, however, mountaineers, or the so-called apostles of the Alps, began carving the crags to suit their whims, altering the natural landscape with trails and lodges, and seeking to modernize and nationalize the high frontier. Disagreements over the meaning of modernization opened the mountains to competing agendas and hostile ambitions. Keller examines the ways in which these opposing approaches corresponded to the political battles, social conflicts, culture wars, and environmental crusades that shaped modern Germany and Austria, placing the Alpine borderlands at the heart of the German question of nationhood
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Midwest
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Keller, Tait
Dewey number
943.64044
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • Electronic books
  • Alps, Eastern
  • Alps, Eastern
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Austria
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adult
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Apostles of the Alps : mountaineering and nation building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939, Tait Keller, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781469625041
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11717964
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remote
Stock number
11717964
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(MWT)MWT11717964
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Apostles of the Alps : mountaineering and nation building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939, Tait Keller, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469625041
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11717964
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717964
System control number
(MWT)MWT11717964
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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