By Tait Keller
In the mid-nineteenth century, the Alps have been considered as a spot of solace from business improvement and the stresses of city existence. quickly, besides the fact that, mountaineers, or the so-called apostles of the Alps, all started carving the crags to fit their whims, changing the usual panorama with trails and resorts, and looking to modernize and nationalize the excessive frontier. Disagreements over the which means of modernization opened the mountains to competing agendas and adversarial targets. Keller examines the ways that those opposing methods corresponded to the political battles, social conflicts, tradition wars, and environmental crusades that formed sleek Germany and Austria, putting the Alpine borderlands on the center of the German query of nationhood.
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Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939 by Tait Keller