Burschenschaft


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Burschenschaft

(ˈbʊrʃənʃaft)
n
(Education) a students' fraternity, originally one concerned with Christian ideals, patriotism, etc
[literally: youth association]
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He was a member of a Burschenschaft, and promised to take Philip to a Kneipe.
During the unrest in German universities in the post-Napoleonic period, he vilified the Burschenschaft.
98) Finally, in an anonymous 1824 pamphlet--Geist und Wesen der Burschenschaft (The Spirit and Nature of the Burschenschaft)--written at the request of the Prussian government, he exposed the "highly treasonable" nature of the Burschenschaft as part of a dangerous international conspiracy.
The venom in his 1824 pamphlet on the Burschenschaft in part reflected a fear that his careful progressivism could have been interpreted as support for revolutionary actions which he abhorred.