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The Cultural Roots of National Socialism

1st Edition

By Hermann Glaser


288 pages

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Hardback: 9780367248390
pub: 2019-07-16
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Originally published in 1978, this book discusses some of the most important problems of 20th Century. The central concern of the volume is the deep-rooted provincialism which has pervaded the German cultural scene since the middle of the 19th Century. The causes and consequences of cultural developments which made the most tragic period of German history possible are reflected upon in this outstanding work.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Culture as Faςade 1. Master Goethe 2. Potsdam is Weimar 3. Naked and Beautiful 4. Beautiful, Clean, Clear 5. The Pathos of Schiller 6. Spiesser Romanticism 7. In the Arbour 8. Of Trashy Tunes and Colportage 9. Sentiment at Home Part 2: Mythos Against Logos 1. Repulsive Intellectuals 2. Western Decadence 3. Professors and Heroes 4. Heroes, Hawkers and Democrats 5. Socialist Traitors 6. German Conservatism 7. Leadership 8. Man as Predator 9. A Gilded Race of Germans 10. Of Blood and Race 11. Blood and Soil 12. National Exaltation 13. The Word ‘German’ Part 3: Repression and Complex 1. The German Maid 2. The Maid’s Hero 3. Bier-Mug Mystique 4. Mob Romanticism 5. The Enigma of the Orient 6. Anti-Semitism 7. The Ghastly Idyll 8. Ossified Churches

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany