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.
We should not forget the cold reception that Theodor Herzl received from his Burschenschaft when Jews were refused the right of satisfaction in a duel or the anti-Semitism that colored reception of the works of authors like Arthur Schnitzler and many of his contemporaries.
In 1814, students at the University of Halle formed the Burschenschaft, a student fraternity that took an active role in shaping conceptions of "Germanness" that were intended to override the existing regional identities of those the students deemed "German.
The members of the Burschenschaft, or Burschenschafter, intended their union to encompass all university students in German-speaking lands, although it became only a nationalist fraternity with chapters at most German universities.
Burschenschaft constructions of nationhood illustrated an uneasy attempt to create an inclusive identity.
An instructor in Jena, "Father" Jahn was a driving force behind the creation of both gymnastic societies and the Burschenschaft.
5) The Jena gymnasts had a close relationship to the local Burschenschaft chapter.
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.
99) [Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob], Amtliche Belehrung uber den Geist und das Wesen der Burschenschaft .
At the University of Erlangen, between 1821 and 1822, Liebig joined the Burschenschaft, the patriotic students' organisation.