Weimar Germany

Weimar Germany PDF Author: Eric D. Weitz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691183058
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 496
Book Description
"Weimar Centennial edition with a new preface by the author."--Title page.

Lustmord

Lustmord PDF Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691015902
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 227
Book Description
In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence and the image of the violated female corpse in our collective consciousness, Harvard culturist Maria Tatar examines images of sexual murder and studies how art and murder have intersected in sexual culture from Weimar Germany to the present. 44 photos.

Weimar Germany

Weimar Germany PDF Author: Anthony McElligott
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500488
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 343
Book Description
The Weimar Republic was born out of Germany's defeat in the First World War and ended with the coming to power of Hitler and his Nazi Party in 1933. In many ways, it is a wonder that Weimar lasted as long as it did. Besieged from the outset by hostile forces, the young republic was threatened by revolution from the left and coups d'états from the right. Plagued early on by a wave of high-profile political assassinations and a period of devastating hyper-inflation, its later years were dominated by the onset of the Great Depression. And yet, for a period from the mid-1920s it looked as if the Weimar system would not only survive but even flourish, with the return of economic stability and the gradual reintegration of the country into the international community. With contributions from an international team of ten experts, this volume in the Short Oxford History of Germany series offers an ideal introduction to Weimar Germany, challenging the reader to rethink preconceived ideas of the republic and throwing new light on important areas, such as military ideas for reshaping society after the First World War, constitutional and social reform, Jewish life, gender, and culture.

Weimar Germany

Weimar Germany PDF Author: Paul Bookbinder
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719042874
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 292
Book Description
The Weimar Republic, from 1919 to 1933, was a time of political violence, economic crisis, generational and gender tension, and cultural experiment and change. Despite these major issues, the Republic is often treated only as a preface to the study of the rise of fascism in Germany. This book seeks to correct the balance, exploring Weimar for what it was as well as where it led. Weimar Germany was the avant-garde artistic center of Europe in the 20s, and many cultural figures were politically engaged in an atmosphere charged with controversy. The Republic was wracked by conflict pitting traditional morality against ideas of greater sexual freedom for women, homosexual rights, abortion and birth control. In this atmosphere, German women for the first time played a significant political role, many beginning the 1920s as supporters of the Republic only to join its enemies within a decade. Weimar Germany also witnessed a struggle to win the hearts and minds of the youth, a struggle won decisively by the political right wing. In this same arena, Jews were attacked by racist anti-Semites who transformed them into the embodiment of the "other". In this electrically-charged and polarized environment, political, industrial, labor and religious leaders confronted each other and were unwilling to put aside their own short-term, narrow interests to save the Republic. This concise and readable textbook will provide the ideal introduction for students of 20th century European history and German studies. - Back cover.

Weimar Germany's Left-Wing Intellectuals

Weimar Germany's Left-Wing Intellectuals PDF Author: Istvan Deak
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520357000
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 374
Book Description
The Germany between the two world wars, which produced some of the greatest literary lights of the century, also produced a forum worthy of them: the brilliantly edited, crusading, lef-oriented (but not party-affiliated) Weltbühne. The present book tells the history of this weekly Berlin journal, discusses the men that ran it and wrote it, and outlines the causes for which it fought. The Weltbühne had three editors--the uncompromising style-conscious Siegfried Jacobsohn, the sharp-tongued, satirical Kurt Tucholsky, and the enigmatic, aristocratic Carl von Ossietzky, martyred by the Nazis. The radical, intellectual elite of Germany (and to come extent outside Germany) contributed to the journal -- Heinrich Mann, Alfred Polgar, Erich Kästner, Alfred Doblin, Bertolt Brecht, Leonhard Frank, Theodor Plievier, Rene Schickele, Lion Feuchtwanger, Ernst Toller, Arnold Zweig; also Arthur Koestler, Romain Rolland, Henry Barbusse, and Leon Trotsky. These men stood for the demilitarization of Germany, the purge of the reactionary administration and judiciary, the end of all restraints on human rights (including the restraints on abortion and homosexuality), complete equality of women, pacifist educational policies, the intellectualization of politics and politicization of the intellectuals, unity of the working-class parties, and socialism. When, on May 11, 1933, on Opera Square in Berlin, the stormtroopers burned books of fifteen authors sinning against the German Volk, thirteen of them had made contribution to the Weltbühne; and since many of them were Jews, the auto-da-fé gave special pleasure to the mob. Mr. Deak recreates with unusual empathy the atmosphere of the era, characterized by terrific social and political issues, which eventually lead to the disaster of the Thirties. The campaigns of the Weltbühne failed, and the contributors were killed or went into exile, with the journal itself moving from Berlin to Vienna to Prague to Paris before it died. Mr. Deak makes a lasting contribution to history by opening to a broader public the records preserved in the pages of this important but largely ignored journal, by selecting and interpreting the issues, and by brining to life the personalities that gave the era its intellectual profile. And understanding of the Weltbühne campaigns is indispensable for an appraisal of Central European politics in the first half of our century. Mr. Deak, in this readable book written with the passionate interest of a person who seems to have been a participant rather than a chronicler, makes this understanding possible by a lucid exposition and a searching analysis of the events. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1968.

Weimar Germany

Weimar Germany PDF Author: Anthony McElligott
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199280070
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 344
Book Description
An authoritative and up-to-date history of Weimar Germany, with each chapter written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, that throws new light on important areas such as constitutional and social reform, Jewish life, gender and cultural developments.

Crime Stories

Crime Stories PDF Author: Todd Herzog
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845454395
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 182
Book Description
The Weimar Republic (1918-1933) was a crucial moment not only in German history but also in the history of both crime fiction and criminal science. This study approaches the period from a unique perspective - investigating the most notorious criminals of the time and the public's reaction to their crimes. The author argues that the development of a new type of crime fiction during this period - which turned literary tradition on its head by focusing on the criminal and abandoning faith in the powers of the rational detective - is intricately related to new ways of understanding criminality among professionals in the fields of law, criminology, and police science. Considering Weimar Germany not only as a culture in crisis (the standard view in both popular and scholarly studies), but also as a culture of crisis, the author explores the ways in which crime and crisis became the foundation of the Republic's self-definition. An interdisciplinary cultural studies project, this book insightfully combines history, sociology, literary studies, and film studies to investigate a topic that cuts across all of these disciplines.

Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany

Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany PDF Author: Cornelie Usborne
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845453893
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
Book Description
Based on an exceptionally rich source of material, this study explores different attitudes and experiences of those women who sought to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in the Weimar Republic, and those who helped or hindered them.

Death in Berlin

Death in Berlin PDF Author: Monica Black
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521118514
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 325
Book Description
Death in Berlin traces rituals and perceptions surrounding death from the Weimar Republic to the building of the Berlin Wall.

Women and Modernity in Weimar Germany

Women and Modernity in Weimar Germany PDF Author: Vibeke Rützou Petersen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571811547
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
Book Description
This book focuses on the popular fiction of Weimar Germany and explores the relationship between women, the texts they read, and the society in which they lived. A complex picture emerges that shows women talking center stage, not only in the fiction but also in the reality that shaped its fictional representations. One of the author's significant conclusions is that it was the growing strength of female subjectivity, its strong positioning, and its insistent claim to visibility that occupied the imaginations and fears of Weimar culture and contributed in an important way to the crisis that afflicted the Weimar Republic.