19th Century Dueling Societies
August 6, 2012 2:53 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to find detailed, English-language information on the initiation rituals, and other rites and customs, of 19th-century German dueling societies, or "burschenschafts"? I've found some excellent overviews (like this one
) but I'm looking for a step-by-step account of exactly how a new member would be initiated.
posted by yankeefog to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Online and print sources are both helpful, as is any other source of information on other aspects of burschenschafts.