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Gewalt und Heldentum

by Olmo Gölz und Cornelia Brink (Hrsg.): Gewalt und Heldentum- Helden - Heroisierungen - Heroismen, Vol. 16


Heroic tales recount violence, which can be defined as a deliberate assault on the body of another against their will. The act of violence is a culmination of courage, determination, contempt for rules and the power to act; violence appears as a paradigmatic test of the individual. Violence forces those involved to position themselves in relation to it – perpetrators as well as victims, participants as well as bystanders, contemporaries as well as descendants. In this volume, three perspectives on the heroization, endurance and avoidance of violence structure different literary, historical, cultural and sociological approaches to identifying the relationship between the heroic and physical violence. An introductory essay identifies theoretical intersections between violence and heroism.


With contributions by

Ronald G. Asch, Cornelia Brink, Ulrich Bröckling, Olmo Gölz, Joachim Grage, Felix K. Maier, Vera Marstaller, Christoph Mauntel, Sotirios Mouzakis, Friederike Pannewick, Jan Philipp Reemtsma, Sven Reichardt and Cornel Zwierlein.

Table of Contents

Gesamter Band
Seite 1–240

Seite 1–8

Olmo Gölz, Cornelia Brink
Das Heroische und die Gewalt. Überlegungen zur Heroisierung der Gewalttat, ihres Ertragens und ihrer Vermeidung. Einleitung
Seite 9–30

I. Zur Heroisierung der Gewalttat
Seite 31–100

II. Zum Ertragen der Gewalt
Seite 101–178

III. Zur Vermeidung der Gewalt
Seite 179–226

Seite 227–238

Verzeichnis der Autorinnen und Autoren
Seite 239–240