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Schivelbusch, Wolfgang 1941-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 409 publications in 13 languages and 7,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: HE1021, 943.155
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Most widely held works about Wolfgang Schivelbusch
 
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Tastes of paradise : a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
68 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Array, an anecdotal history of ideas and beliefs, of fashions, fads, and rituals that orders a treasury of unknown facts in a new way to give us a fresh perspective on our own past and on our present
In a cold crater cultural and intellectual life in Berlin, 1945-1948 by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the three conspicuous cultures of Berlin in the twentieth century - Weimar, Nazi, and Cold War - are well documented, little is known about the years between the fall of the Third Reich and the beginning of the Cold War. In a Cold Crater is the history of this volatile postwar moment, when the capital of the world's most recently defeated public enemy assumed great emotional and symbolic meaning. This is a story not of major intellectual and cultural achievements (for there were none in those years) but of enormous hopes and plans that failed. It is the story of the once famous volcano-dancing Berlin intelligentsia, torn apart by Nazism and exile, now reencountering one another. All of them were eager to rebuild a neo-Weimar republic of letters, arts, and thought. Some were highly qualified and serious. Many were classic opportunists. A few came close to being clowns. After three years of "carnival," recreated by Schivelbusch in all its sound and fury, they were driven from the stage by the Cold War
The culture of defeat : on national trauma, mourning, and recovery by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"History may be written by the victors, Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his new book, but the losers often have the final word. Focusing on three seminal cases of defeat - the South after the Civil War, France in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany following World War I - Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural responses of vanquished nations to the experience of military defeat." "Drawing on reaction from every level of society, Schivelbusch investigates the sixty-year period in which the world moved from regional to global conflagration, and from gentlemanly conduct of war to total mutual destruction. He shows how conquered societies question the foundations of their identities and strive to emulate the victors: the South to become a "better North," the French to militarize their schools on the Prussian model, the Germans to adopt all things American. He charts the losers' paradoxical equation of military failure with cultural superiority as they generate myths to glorify their pasts and explain their losses: the nostalgic "plantation legend" after the collapse of the Confederacy, the new cult of Joan of Arc in vanquished France, the fiction of the stab in the back by "foreign" elements in postwar Germany. From cathartic epidemics of "dance-madness" to the revolutions that so often follow battlefield humiliation, Schivelbusch finds remarkable similarities across cultures."--BOOK JACKET
Disenchanted night : the industrialization of light in the nineteenth century by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and German and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The railway journey : the industrialization of time and space in the 19th century by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and German and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change-the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness-was very much a learned behavior. In The Railway Journey, Schivelbusch examines the origins of this industrialized consciousness by exploring the reaction in the nineteenth century to the first dramatic avatar of technological change, the railroad.<BR
Three new deals : reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939 by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Today FDR's New Deal is regarded as the democratic ideal, the positive American response to the economic crisis that propelled Germany and Italy toward Fascism. Yet in the 1930s, these regimes were hardly considered antithetical. Cultural historian Schivelbusch investigates their shared elements to offer an explanation for the popularity of Europe's totalitarian systems. Returning to the Depression, he traces the emergence of a new type of populist and paternalist state: bolstered by mass propaganda, led by a charismatic figure, and projecting stability and power. He uncovers stunning similarities: the symbolic importance of gigantic public works programs like the TVA dams and the German Autobahn, which not only put people back to work but embodied the state's authority; the seductive persuasiveness of Roosevelt's fireside chats and Mussolini's radio talks; the vogue for monumental architecture stamped on Washington, as on Berlin; and the omnipresent banners enlisting citizens as loyal followers of the state.--From publisher description
The railway journey : trains and travel in the 19th century by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschichte der Eisenbahnreise : zur Industrialisierung von Raum und Zeit im 19. Jahrhundert by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
43 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense of the city : an alternate approach to urbanism ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sozialistisches Drama nach Brecht : 3 Modelle, Peter Hacks, Heiner Müller, Hartmut Lange by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
13 editions published in 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lichtblicke : zur Geschichte der künstlichen Helligkeit im 19. Jahrhundert by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in German and French and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entfernte Verwandtschaft : Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus, New Deal, 1933-1939 by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in German and Turkish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vor dem Vorhang : das geistige Berlin 1945-1948 by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlin, kurz nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: eine Stadt liegt in Trümmern. In ihren Ruinen tobt ein unerbittlicher Kulturkampf. Wer Berlin kontrolliert, besitzt Deutschland, herrscht über Europa. Egal, ob es um Film, Theater oder Presse geht, Wolfgang Schivelbusch zeichnet in seinem Buch das lebendige Bild einer zerstörten und geteilten Stadt und seiner kulturpolitischen Szene, deren Einfluß bis heute reicht
Licht, Schein und Wahn : Auftritte der elektrischen Beleuchtung im 20. Jahrhundert by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire des voyages en train by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Bibliothek von Löwen : eine Episode aus der Zeit der Weltkriege by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine wilhelminische Oper by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine Ruine im Krieg der Geister : die Bibliothek von Löwen August 1914 bis Mai 1940 by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zweimal innerhalb von fünfundzwanzig Jahren wurde die Bibliothek von Löwen, eine der reichsten und berühmtesten Europas, durch einen von Deutschen gelegten Brand zerstört, Hunderttausende von Handschriften und Inkunabeln wurden zerstört. Die Löwener Bibliotheksruine wurde weit über Europa hinaus zum Symbol des häßlichen Deutschland. Wolfgang Schivelbusch hat die Episode aus der Zeit der beiden Weltkriege rekonstruiert, die sich am Ende unseres Jahrhunderts wie eine Parabel auf dessen Beginn liest
The railway journey by Wolfgang Schivelbusch( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Schievelbusch, Wolfgang 1941-
Schivelbusch, Wolfgang
Shiverubushu, Vorufugangu 1941-
Swibelbuswi, Polp'ŭgang 1941-
ヴォルフガング・シヴェルブシュ 1941-
シヴェルブシュ, W.
シヴェルブシュ, ヴォルフガング
シヴェルブシュ, ヴォルフガング 1941-
シベルブシュ, ヴォルフガング
Languages
German (172)
English (103)
Italian (15)
French (9)
Japanese (8)
Swedish (7)
Spanish (4)
Hungarian (3)
Turkish (3)
Danish (3)
Finnish (2)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)
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