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Germany as a culture of remembrance : promises and limits of writing history

Author: Alon Confino
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An acknowledged authority on German history and memory, Alon Confino presents in this volume an original critique of the relations between nationhood, memory, and history, applied to the specific case of Germany. In ten essays (three never before published and one published only in German), Confino offers a distinct view of German nationhood in particular and of nationhood in general as a product of collective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Confino, Alon.
Germany as a culture of remembrance.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)802298902
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alon Confino
ISBN: 0807830429 9780807830420 080785722X 9780807857229
OCLC Number: 64084698
Description: xvii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: the historian's representations --
The local life of nationhood: Germany as Heimat, 1871-1990 --
The nation as a local metaphor: Heimat, national memory, and the German empire, 1871-1918 --
A century of local nationhood: Edgar Reitz's Heimat, memory, and understandings of the past, 1871-1990 --
Heimat and memories of war in West Germany, 1945-1960 --
Heimat, East German imagination, and an excess of reality --
A national lexicon for all seasons --
Memory as historical narrative and method --
Freud, Moses, and national memory --
Collective memory and cultural history: problems of method --
Telling about Germany: narratives of memory and culture --
Dissonance, normality, and the historical method: why did some Germans think of tourism after May 8, 1945? --
Traveling as a culture of remembrance: traces of National Socialism in West Germany, 1945-1960.
Responsibility: Alon Confino.
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Presents a critique of the relations between nationhood, memory, and history, applied to the specific case of Germany. This work contains ten essays that offer a distinct view of German nationhood in  Read more...

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