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Weimar : from Enlightenment to the present

Author: Michael H Kater
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historian Michael H. Kater chronicles the rise and fall of one of Germany's most iconic cities in this fascinating and surprisingly provocative history of Weimar. Weimar was a center of the arts during the Enlightenment and hence the cradle of German culture in modern times. Goethe and Schiller made their reputations here, as did Franz Liszt and the young Richard Strauss. In the early twentieth century, the Bauhaus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Kater
ISBN: 9780300170566 0300170564
OCLC Number: 875644433
Description: xv, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Weimar Golden Age, 1770 to 1832 --
Promising the Silver Age, 1832 to 1861 --
Failing the Silver Age, 1861 to 1901 --
The Quest for a "New Weimar," 1901 to 1918 --
The Weimar Bauhaus Experiment, 1919 to 1925 --
Weimar in the Weimar Republic, 1918 to 1933 --
Weimar in the Third Reich, 1933 to 1945 --
Buchenwald, 1937-1945 --
Weimar in East and West Germany, 1945 to 1990 --
Weimar after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1990 to 2010 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael H. Kater.
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Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment. This book offers a complete history of Weimar, from its meteoric eighteenth-century rise from obscurity through its glory days of unbridled  Read more...

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'Kater has written a fascinating account of this extraordinary city. It is highly readable, capable of great wryness and, considering the cultural and political ground it covers, mostly very Read more...

 
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