Weimar Publics/Weimar Subjects

Rethinking the Political Culture of Germany in the 1920s

Author: Kathleen Canning,Kerstin Barndt,Kristin McGuire

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456894

Category: History

Page: 406

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In spite of having been short-lived, "Weimar" has never lost its fascination. Until recently the Weimar Republic's place in German history was primarily defined by its catastrophic beginning and end - Germany's defeat in 1918 and the Nazi seizure of power in 1933; its history seen mainly in terms of politics and as an arena of flawed decisions and failed compromises. However, a flourishing of interdisciplinary scholarship on Weimar political culture is uncovering arenas of conflict and change that had not been studied closely before, such as gender, body politics, masculinity, citizenship, empire and borderlands, visual culture, popular culture and consumption. This collection offers new perspectives from leading scholars in the disciplines of history, art history, film studies, and German studies on the vibrant political culture of Germany in the 1920s. From the traumatic ruptures of defeat, revolution, and collapse of the Kaiser's state, the visionaries of Weimar went on to invent a republic, calling forth new citizens and cultural innovations that shaped the republic far beyond the realms of parliaments and political parties.
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Compiègne 1918 - Vajont. Zwei Erzählungen

The Armistice - Vajont. Two Stories

Author: Simon Weipert

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739290161

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Zwei Erzählungen, zwei historische Ereignisse und eine Familiengeschichte: Ein Dolmetscher lernt 1918 in der Ukraine die junge jüdische Pianistin Nadjeschda und ihre Familie kennen und wird später Zeuge der Waffenstillstandsverhandlungen im Wald von Compiègne, deren beklemmende Atmosphäre er in seinem Tagebuch festhält. Eine Generation später erlebt Nadjeschdas Tochter Rebecca eine der größten Flutkatastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts mit und berichtet ihrer Tochter davon in einer sehr persönlichen Erzählung. Beide Geschichten sind nicht nur spannende Erzählungen geschichtlicher Ereignisse, sondern sie zeigen auch, wie historische Entwicklungen und die Lebensgeschichte der Figuren mit all ihren emotionalen Konflikten untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind. Two stories, two historical events, and the history of a family: In 1918, an interpreter gets to know young Jewish pianist Nadezhda and her family in the Ukraine. Later, he witnesses the armistice negotiations in the forest of Compiègne, whose oppressive atmosphere he describes in his diary. One generation later, Nadezhda's daughter Rebecca experiences one of the largest flood catastrophes of the 20th century and tells her daughter about it in a very personal account. Both stories are not only thrilling tales of historical events, but they also show how historical developments and the stories of the characters' lives with all their emotional conflicts are inseparably linked.
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Die Zikaden Mitteleuropas

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128958

Category: Nature

Page: 674

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This first volume in the bi-lingual handbook "The Auchenorrhyncha of Central Europe / Die Zikaden Mitteleuropas" (to be published in 3 volumes) is an essential and highly valuable addition to the literature available in this field since the last keys published date from 1935 (Haupt) and 1896 (Melichar) respectively. These insects are a very important group: in grassland ecosystems they are one of the most abundant and diverse groups. They are collected in enormous numbers in every entomo-ecological project and are also important from a phytopathological point of view, since many species are virus vectors and/or damage crops as well as various herbs and ornamental trees and shrubs. Simple keys allow an easy identification to the 250 species treated from Central Europe, Northern Europe and the UK. More than 250 drawings as well as 250 distribution maps are included. Almost all species are figured in (700) colour photographs. In addition, information on taxonomy, host plants, habitats, phenology, distribution and economic importance are given. Planthoppers and leafhoppers are among the most abundant and diverse taxa in terrestrial ecosystems. Therefore, this first volume of the handbook will be a very important reference tool, not only for entomologists but for everyone working in the fields of ecology, applied zoology and nature conservation.
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Jacob Burckhardt und die Griechen

Vorträge einer Internationalen Fachkonferenz in Freiburg i.Br., 1.-5. September 2004

Author: Leonhard Burckhardt,Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greece

Page: 396

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Die "Griechische Culturgeschichte" wird zunächst vor dem wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen und gesellschaftlichen Horizont ihrer Entstehungszeit verortet, dann werden einzelne Gegenstände, Leitmotive und Auffassungen näher betrachtet, und schliesslich wird Burckhardts kulturgeschichtlicher Ansatz von aktuellen altertumswissenschaftlichen Perspektiven her durchleuchtet. Burckhardt hat sich zwar immer zum Aussenseiter der Historikerzunft stilisiert, und die "Griechische Culturgeschichte" wurde von einigen frühen Rezipienten dementsprechend kritisch aufgenommen. Dennoch ist unübersehbar, dass das Werk sowohl wissenschaftlich Bezug nahm auf aktuelle fachliche Entwicklungen als auch zeitgenössische gesellschaftliche und politische Strömungen widerspiegelt. Ein Ziel des vorliegenden Bandes ist es, zu einem besseren Verständnis darüber zu gelangen, auf welche Weise, in welcher Auswahl und Gewichtung Burckhardt solche Einflüsse aufnahm und verarbeitete.
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Themenband persönliche Frömmigkeit

Funktion und Bedeutung individueller Gotteskontakte im interdisziplinären Dialog ; Akten der Tagung am Archäologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg (25. - 27. November 2010)

Author: Wiebke Friese

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643999011

Category:

Page: 223

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The Concise Cinegraph

Encyclopaedia of German Cinema

Author: ans-Michael Bock,,,im Bergfelder,,

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.
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