Teutoburger Wald


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Teu·to·bur·ger Wald

 (to͞o′tə-bûr′gər wôld′, toi′tō-bo͝or′gər vält′)
A range of wooded hills in northwest Germany between the upper Ems and Weser Rivers. It was the site of a victory by Arminius over Roman legions in ad 9.

Teutoburger Wald

(German ˈtɔytobʊrɡər valt)
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(Placename) a low wooded mountain range in N Germany: possible site of the annihilation of three Roman legions by Germans under Arminius in 9 ad
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Noun1.Teutoburger Wald - a battle in 9 AD in which the Germans under Arminius annihilated three Roman Legions
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Gotthelf's and Droste-Hulshoff's respective texts betray a certain tension to the German nationhood project--among others explained by Kilchmann it is the position of Switzerland in the German nationhood project as well as the juxtaposition of Droste's uncanny description of Westfalia in several of her works and the official reawakening of the historical Hermannsschlacht by affirming its location in the Teutoburger Wald (in the north of Westfalia).
Various historians now seek to provide a pedigree for contemporary success, just as earlier generations had variously sought the roots of the Victorian triumph in the groves of Akademos, the Teutoburger Wald, or the meeting rooms of the Royal Society.
Thematic Links: Germany--Romans--Battle of Teutoburger Wald