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Aschheim, Steven E. 1942-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 177 publications in 4 languages and 8,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS135.G33, 193
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Most widely held works about Steven E Aschheim
 
Most widely held works by Steven E Aschheim
The Nietzsche legacy in Germany, 1890-1990 by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and German and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century has seen countless attempts to appropriate the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche for diverse cultural and political ends, but nowhere have these efforts been more sustained and of greater consequence than in Germany. In The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany, 1890-1990, Steven Aschheim offers a magisterial chronicle of the philosopher's presence in German life and politics from the turn of the century through the recent reunification. Beginning with the aesthetic frenzy of fin-de-siecle European culture, through the historical convulsions of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, Nietzsche, the philosopher who hoped he would never have disciples, emerges in Aschheim's account as a thinker whose work crucially influenced - and was recast to fit - a multitude of contradictory projects. Anarchists, feminists, Nazis, religious cultists, Socialists, Marxists, vegetarians, avant-garde artists, devotees of physical culture, and archconservatives are but some of the groups that marched under a Nietzschean banner. Aschheim explores the significance of Nietzsche not only for such well-known figures as Martin Heidegger, Thomas Mann, and Carl Jung, but also for more obscure thinkers such as the liberal Rabbi Cesar Seligmann, who coined the phrase "the will to Judaism," and the radical psychoanalyst and free love advocate Otto Gross. He provides a judicious and balanced account of the link between Nietzsche and National Socialism and explores the ubiquity of Nietzsche within the major tensions of contemporary German history. The philosopher's "untimely" thoughts are, as Aschheim shows, more relevant than ever to the moral, aesthetic, and intellectual challenges of our own age
Brothers and strangers : the east European Jew in German and German Jewish consciousness, 1800-1923 by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and Strangers traces the history of German Jewish attitudes, policies, and stereotypical images toward Eastern European Jews, demonstrating the ways in which the historic rupture between Eastern and Western Jewry developed as a function of modernism and its imperatives. By the 1880s, most German Jews had inherited and used such negative images to symbolize rejection of their own ghetto past and to emphasize the contrast between modern "enlightened" Jewry and its "half-Asian" counterpart. Moreover, stereotypes of the ghetto and the Eastern Jew figured prominently in the growth and disposition of German anti-Semitism. Not everyone shared these negative preconceptions, however, and over the years a competing post-liberal image emerged of the Ostjude as cultural hero. Brothers and Strangers examines the genesis, development, and consequences of these changing forces in their often complex cultural, political, and intellectual contexts
Culture and catastrophe : German and Jewish confrontations with National Socialism and other crises by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our understanding of culture and of the catastrophe unleashed by National Socialism have always been regarded as interrelated. For all its brutality, Nazism always spoke in the name of the great German tradition, often using such "high culture" to justify atrocities committed. Were not such actions necessary for the defense of classical cultural values and ideal images against the polluted, degenerate groups who sought to sully and defile them?" "Ironically, some of National Socialism's victims confronted and interpreted their experiences precisely through this prism of culture and catastrophe. Many of these victims had traditionally regarded Germany as a major civilizing force. In fact, from the late eighteenth century on, German Jews had constructed themselves in German culture's image. Many of the German-speaking Jewish intellectuals who became victims of National Socialism had been raised and completely absorbed in the German humanistic tradition. One of the most stark existential dilemmas they were forced to confront was the stripping away of this spiritual inheritance, the experience of expropriation from their own culture." "Steven Aschheim here engages the multiple aspects of German and German-Jewish cultural history which touch upon the intricate interplay between culture and catastrophe, providing insights into the relationship between German culture and the origins, dispositions, and aftermath of National Socialism. He analyzes the designation of Nazism as part of the West's cultural code representing an absolute standard of evil, and sheds light on the problematics of current German, Jewish, and Israeli inscriptions of Nazism and its atrocities, capturing the ongoing central relevance of that experience to contemporary culture and collective individual self-definitions."--Jacket
Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) has been the object of intense debate. Challenging the 'curse' of her own title, 'Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem' carries the scholarly investigation of this much-discussed writer to the very place where her ideas have been most conspicuously ignored
Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer : intimate chronicles in turbulent times by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Italian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholem, a scholar of Jewish mysticism and the spiritual traditions of Judaism; Arendt, a political and social philosopher; and Klemperer, a professor of literature and philology, were all highly articulate German-Jewish intellectuals, shrewd observers, and acute analysts of the pathologies and special contours of their times. From their intimate writings, Aschheim constructs a revealing "history from within" that sheds new light on the complexity and drama of the twentieth-century European and Jewish experience."--Jacket
Beyond the border : the German-Jewish legacy abroad by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In times of crisis : essays on European culture, Germans, and Jews by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichtswissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit : der Streit um Daniel J. Goldhagen( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the edges of liberalism : junctions of European, German, and Jewish history by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume seek to confront some of the charged meeting points of European--especially German--and Jewish history. All, in one way or another, explore the entanglements, the intertwined moments of empathy and enmity, belonging and estrangement, creativity and destructiveness that occurred at these junctions. These encounters typically unfolded within an uneasy continuum of conflict and co-operation, conformity and resistance, refashioning or maintaining personal and collective dimensions of identity. Clearly, they never allowed for the luxury of indifference. Yet it would be wrong to present meetings of this kind as exclusively confrontational, as stark either-or choices. Life at the junctions may be vulnerable and insecure but it can also yield fresh angles of perception and new opportunities. If these boundary situations generated a modicum of friction, confusion and anxiety, and at times even murderousness, they also produced new alliances and friendships, creative projects and novel fusions and formations of identity. In exploring these dramatic moments in history, Steven Aschheim provides valuable new insights into the history of Europe, Israel, and global Judaism"--
Brothers and strangers reconsidered by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yehude Germanyah me-ʻever la-Bildung ṿela-liberalizm : ha-teḥiyah ha-Yehudit ha-radiḳalit bi-republiḳat Ṿaimar by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Hebrew and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange encounter the east European jew in German and German jewish consciousness 1800-1923 by Steven E Aschheim( )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and catastrophe : German and Jewish confrontations of national socialism and other crises by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern Jewish experience and the entangled web of orientalism by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The communal organization of South African Jewry by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of antisemitism in South Africa by Milton Shain( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natsizm, tarbut u-"meḳorot ha-ṭoṭaliṭariyut" : Ḥanah Arendṭ ṿeha-śiaḥ ʻal ha-roʻa by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German Jews beyond Bildung and liberalism : the Jewish radical revival in the Weimar Republic by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben-Gurion's fateful decision on 14 May 1948( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the Absolute : Mapping Western Conceptions of Evil by Steven E Aschheim( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Brothers and strangers : the east European Jew in German and German Jewish consciousness, 1800-1923
Alternative Names
Aschheim, Steven E., 1942-

Aschheim, Steven Edward 1942-

ʾAšhaym, Sṭīven 1942-

Ashhaim, Sṭivan 1942-

Ashhaim, Sṭiven 1942-

אשההיים, סטיבן

אשההיים, סטיבן 1942-

אשהיים, סטיבן

אשהים, סטיבן אדוארד 1942-

Languages
English (136)

German (16)

Hebrew (8)

Italian (4)

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Brothers and strangers : the east European Jew in German and German Jewish consciousness, 1800-1923Culture and catastrophe : German and Jewish confrontations with National Socialism and other crisesHannah Arendt in JerusalemScholem, Arendt, Klemperer : intimate chronicles in turbulent timesBeyond the border : the German-Jewish legacy abroadIn times of crisis : essays on European culture, Germans, and JewsCulture and catastrophe : German and Jewish confrontations of national socialism and other crisesThe roots of antisemitism in South Africa