Inhumanities : Nazi interpretations of western culture (Book, 2012) []
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Inhumanities : Nazi interpretations of western culture

Inhumanities : Nazi interpretations of western culture

Author: David B Dennis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Bergen-Belsen, Dokumente und Forschungen, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An account of the ways Nazi Germany, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western Civilization, manipulated and mobilized European culture as a key propaganda tool in the regime's program campaign against political, national, and racial enemies.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David B Dennis
ISBN: 9781107020498 1107020492 3837508080 9783837508086
OCLC Number: 793099493
Description: xvi, 541 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations of Nazi cultural history. --
The "Germanic" origins of western culture --
Vox volkish --
The western tradition as political and patriotic --
The western tradition as anti-semitic --
The archenemy incarnate --
Blind to the light. --
Classicism romanticized --
Intolerance toward enlightenment --
Forging steel romanticism --
Romantic music as "our greatest legacy" --
Modern dilemmas. --
Realist paradox and expressionist confusion --
Nordic existentialists and volkish founders --
Music after Wagner --
"Holy" war and Weimar "crisis" --
Heralds of the front experience --
Weimar culture wars 1: defending German spirit from "Circumcision" --
Weimar culture wars 2: combatting "degeneracy" --
Nazi "solutions" --
"Honor your German masters" --
The Nazi "renaissance" --
Kultur at war.
Series Title: Bergen-Belsen, Dokumente und Forschungen, 3.
Responsibility: David B. Dennis.
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This is an unprecedented account of the ways in which Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture and music in support of its ideological ends. David  Read more...


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