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"Mountain of Destiny"

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Description for "Mountain of Destiny" Hardcover. A study of how Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak on earth, became the German "mountain of the mind." Num Pages: 296 pages, 6 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DFG; 1FKAH; 2ACG; 3JJ; DSBH; JFC; WSZG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 165 x 241 x 29. Weight in Grams: 630.
A study of how Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak on earth, became the German "mountain of the mind." Never has a mountain occupied the German imagination longer and more thoroughly than Nanga Parbat (8,125m), the world's ninth-highest peak, located in the extreme western part of the Himalaya chain in present-day Pakistan. Repeatedly referred to in the 1930s as the German "mountain of destiny," over a period of roughly two decades from 1932 to 1953 Nanga Parbat became not only the destination of six German mountaineering expeditions, but also the quintessential German "mountain of the mind" onto whose ... Read more

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd United States
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Though the title suggests the book's common thread will be Nanga Parbat, in fact Höbusch has given us something far more wide-ranging. 'Mountain of Destiny' is a deeply sourced account of the co-development of mountaineering culture and Germany's modern self-identity, hinged around the rhetoric and trauma of National Socialism. . . . Students looking for introductory analyses of key primary ... Read more

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