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Freedom fighter
(2,279 words)

1. Meaning of the term

Heroes are a basic component of the historical and mythological world view in all cultures. They embody virtue, extraordinariness, and often, tragic actions. However, the frequency with which the persona …

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Schmidt, Alexander, “Freedom fighter”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019420>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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