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By Julie Koser

Armed Ambiguity is an engaging exam of the tropes of the woman warrior built through print culture—including press stories, novels, dramatic works, and lyrical texts—during the decades-long clash in Europe round 1800.

In it, Julie Koser sheds new mild on how women’s our bodies turned a battleground for competing social, cultural, and political agendas in a single of the most pivotal sessions of recent historical past. She strains the ladies warriors in this work as reflections of the social and political weather in German-speaking lands, and she or he unearths how literary texts and cultural artifacts that highlight women’s armed insurrection perpetuated the false dichotomy of "public" as opposed to "private" spheres alongside a gendered fault line. Koser illuminates how reactionary visions of "ideal femininity" competed with subversive fantasies of recent femininities within the ideological conflict being waged over the restructuring of German society.

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