German Student Corps

German Student Corps

Corps (or Korps; "das ~" (n), (sg.), (pl.)) are the oldest still-existing kind of Studentenverbindung, Germany's traditional university corporations; their roots date back to the 15th century. The oldest corps still existing today was founded in 1789. Although distinct, the corps are in some aspects similar to and serve many of the same purposes of college fraternities found in the United States and to a lesser extent Canada.

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... Lees Knowles A day with corps-students in Germany Martin Biastoch Duell und Mensur im Kaiserreich (am Beispiel der Tübinger Corps Franconia, Rhenania, Suevia und Borussia zwischen 1871 und 1895). 44) ISBN 3-515-08022-8 Martin Biastoch Die Corps im Kaiserreich – Idealbild einer Epoche? ... Weber The German Corps in the Third Reich Macmillan London Stephen Klimczuk, Gerald Warner Secret Places, Hidden Sanctuaries Uncovering Mysterious Sights, Symbols, and Societies, Sterling Publishing Company, 2009, p ...

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