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Contents Introduction: Military Conscription and Civil Society: Historical Trajectories 1 1 War, Nation, Gender Images: Core Concepts in Conscription in the Early Nineteenth Century 9 1. Criticism of Existing Prussian Army Structures 10 2. Conscription: Setbacks on the Road to a æNational ArmyÆ 14 3. The Battle for the Middle Classes 18 4. Military Service, Wartime Service, and Manliness 22 5. æFemale PatriotismÆ 30 2 æBoth Citizen and SoldierÆ? Prussia in the Vormärz Period (1815-48) 47 1. The Law on Wartime Service: Rules and Practice 47 2. The Landwehr as a CitizenÆs Militia? 56 3. Citizenship and Masculinity: The Jewish Population Demands Participation 65 4. The Army as the æTraining SchoolÆ for War and Peace 70 5. Soldiers and Civilians û Soldiers as Citizens? 82 3 Military Systems in the æThird GermanyÆ 101 1. The Move from Exemption to Substitution 102 2. Army Service: The View from Inside 109 3. Civilian Counterparts: An Armed Citizenry and a ManÆs Right to Bear Arms 113 4. Civilian Militias during the Vormärz Period and in 1848û1849 122 5. The æMartial SpiritÆ in Military Associations or Dreams of a Democratic Army 132 4 War and Peace: Imperial Germany in the Prussian Barracks 149 1. Constitutional or Military State: Paving the Way in the Pre-Empire Years 150 2. Middle-class Arrangements: One-yearers and Reserve Officers 157 3. Soldiers at the æSchool of ManlinessÆ 170 4. The Regiment as a Family: The Potential and Limits of Military Comradeship 182 5. Liaisons Dangereuses: The Military and Civil Society 200 5 The Twentieth Century: The (Ex-)Soldier as Citizen 237 1. The post-First World War Years: Militarisation without Military Service 238 2. Soldiers and æVolksgenossenÆ: The Escalation of Violence under the Nazis 247 3. Post-war Germany: From disarmed to Rearmed State 259 4. Civic Spirit and Gender Politics: The End of Conscription? 272 Bibliography 289 Index 319
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Draft -- Germany -- History.
Civil-military relations -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Civil-military relations -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Civil-military relations -- Germany -- History -- 21st century.
Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- 19th century.
Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- 21st century.