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The Mountaineer: The Other in the Heart of the Nation, or Its Emblematic Figure?

Bernard Debarbieux, Gilles Rudaz, and Martin F. Price

in The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226031118
eISBN:
9780226031255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 3 focuses on the people inhabitant the mountains as defined according to the modern, scientific way. It focuses on the making of a social and political stereotype – the mountaineer – in the ... More


The High Alps in the Great War: Soldiers and Summits on the Alpine Front

Tait Keller

in Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625034
eISBN:
9781469625058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625034.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the twentieth century’s “seminal catastrophe” shaped the mountains. Long-standing disputes between Italian irredentists and Austrian nationalists erupted in armed conflict ... More


Cohesion, Political Motivation, and Military Performance in the Italian Alpini

Chiara Ruffa

in Frontline: Combat and Cohesion in Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719663
eISBN:
9780191788680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719663.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In some military units, high levels of primary group cohesion do not necessarily lead to high levels of motivation and combat performance. This chapter explores how cohesion, political motivation, ... More


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