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Shattered past : reconstructing German histories

Author: Konrad Hugo Jarausch; Michael Geyer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the staggering gap between the country's role in the terrors of war and its subsequent success as a democracy. Comprising original essays, this book begins by reexamining the nationalist,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Konrad Hugo Jarausch; Michael Geyer
ISBN: 0691059357 9780691059358 0691059365 9780691059365
OCLC Number: 48796379
Description: xi, 380 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A return to national history? The master narrative and beyond --
The collapse of the counternarrative: coping with the remains of socialism --
Modernization, German exceptionalism, and post-modernity: transcending the critical history of society --
War, genocide, extermination: the war against the Jews in an era of world wars --
The totalitarian temptation: ordinary Germans, dictatorship, and democracy --
From empire to Europe: the taming of German power --
Unsettling German society: mobility and migration --
A struggle for unity: redefining national identities --
Defining womanhood: the politics of the private --
In pursuit of happiness: consumption, mass culture, and consumerism --
Survival in catastrophe: mending broken memories --
The century as history: between cataclysm and civility.
Responsibility: Konrad H. Jarausch and Michael Geyer.
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"An excellent introduction to newly emerging views on the study of contemporary German history."--Cecil Trice, History: Reviews of New Books "A compelling, challenging analysis."--Choice "Shattered Read more...

 
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