Apostles of the Alps

Apostles of the Alps

Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

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"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" --
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Univ of North Carolina Pr 2016
ISBN: 9781469625034
1469625032
9781469625041
Characteristics: xvii, 283 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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