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Courtroom to revolutionary stage : performance and ideology in Weimar political trials

Author: Henning Grunwald
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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What role did the courts play in the demise of Germany's first democracy and Hitler's rise to power? Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage challenges the orthodox interpretation of Weimar political justice. Henning Grunwald argues that an exclusive focus on reactionary judges and a preoccupation with number-crunching verdicts has obscured precisely that aspect of trials most fascinating to contemporary observers: their  Read more...
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History
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Grunwald, Henning, 1975-
Courtroom to revolutionary stage.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Grunwald
ISBN: 9780191612381 0191612383 6613970867 9786613970862 9780191744280 019174428X
OCLC Number: 813529101
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Historiography""; ""Rethinking Weimar political justice""; ""Definitions and sources""; ""Chapter structure""; ""1. The Rosa Luxemburg Trials of 1914 and the Emergence of the Ideal Type of the Weimar Party Lawyer""; ""Wilhelmine legal culture and its discontents""; ""The best outcome is that where the party profits the most�: The militarism trial and the revolution in Social Democrat defending""; ""Conclusion""; ""2. �Nursing Revolutionary Fighters� and �Legal SA-Duty�: Ten Political Lawyers""; ""Biographies"" ""Patterns of professional development""""�Cleaning the toilet for Uncle Scrooge�: party lawyers vs. their non-political peers""; ""Conclusion""; ""3. �To Fight the Class Struggle with the Bourgeois Courts with All Acridity�: the Communist Party Legal Organization""; ""Communist legal aid: evolution and organizational structure""; ""Communist legal aid in practice""; ""Lawyers as agents of party control""; ""Conclusion""; ""4. The Compliment of Imitation: The Rise of National-Socialist Legal Organizations"" ""(Mis- )Managing the Rathenau trial: The Reich League of German Nationalist Trial Lawyers""""Symbols without substance? The Patriotic Prisoners Aid/National Emergency Aid""; ""The Association of National Socialist German Lawyers""; ""5. Performing Ideology: Rethinking Weimar Political Justice""; ""The performativity of justice and German legal culture""; ""�Better propaganda of the deed than the offence itself �: political trials in the public sphere""; ""Political trials and the aestheticization of politics""; ""Conclusion""; ""Conclusion""; ""�Losing with a splash�"" ""The end of the story: party lawyers after 1933""""Weimar as a stick to beat Bonn: a plea to retire some historiographical clichés""; ""Party lawyers on the Sonderweg?""; ""Orestes vs. the Furies or how to perform judicial legitimacy""; ""Appendix A: Party Allegiance of 36 Prominent Political Lawyers in the Weimar Republic""; ""Appendix B: Occupation of 100 Lay Magistrates in Political Trials""; ""Appendix C: The Hierarchy of the German Court System""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P"" ""R""""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
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Offering a new interpretation of the tens of thousands of political trials that undermined the first German democracy, Henning Grunwald looks for the first time at combative and fiercely committed  Read more...

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