Category: Germany

Germany: Unraveling an Enigma

By Greg Nees

Did you recognize that extra Germans have immigrated to the us than the other ethnic staff? whereas German tradition is wealthy in its personal traditions and historical past, american citizens nonetheless are inclined to see German tradition as just like their very own until eventually they adventure it firsthand. In his booklet, Germany: Unraveling an Enigma, Greg Nees seeks to spotlight the historical past and customs of this attention-grabbing staff of individuals. because it seems, Germans spend a large amount of time discussing their perplexing background and tradition; actually, discussing and debating nearly whatever is considered one of their favourite hobbies, and with Germany, americans can start to comprehend and resolve German tradition as well.

The publication features a overview of contemporary German background, significant German cultural issues and their dating to German conversation styles, and it additionally seems to the long run, piecing jointly an image of twenty-first century Germany. Germany: Unraveling an Enigma can be welcomed by means of somebody drawn to Germany or German tradition. it may be particularly worthy for college students, managers, and others residing in Germany, besides a person else wishing to appreciate the dynamics of cross-cultural interplay among Germans and Americans.

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Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (Princeton Classics)

This vintage is the benchmark opposed to which all smooth books approximately Nietzsche are measured. whilst Walter Kaufmann wrote it within the instant aftermath of worldwide conflict II, so much students open air Germany considered Nietzsche as half madman, half proto-Nazi, and virtually utterly unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche approximately single-handedly, providing his works as one of many nice achievements of Western philosophy.

Responding to the strong myths and countermyths that had sprung up round Nietzsche, Kaufmann provided a sufferer, evenhanded account of his lifestyles and works, and of the makes use of and abuses to which next generations had positioned his rules. with no ignoring or downplaying the ugliness of lots of Nietzsche's proclamations, he set them within the context of his paintings as a complete and of the counterexamples yielded by way of a in charge studying of his books. extra certainly, he offered Nietzsche's rules approximately strength as one of many nice accomplishments of contemporary philosophy, arguing that his belief of the "will to strength" was once no longer a crude apology for ruthless self-assertion yet has to be associated with Nietzsche's both profound rules approximately sublimation. He additionally provided Nietzsche as a pioneer of contemporary psychology and argued key to figuring out his total philosophy is to work out it as a response opposed to Christianity.

Many students long ago part century have taken factor with a few of Kaufmann's interpretations, however the ebook ranks as probably the most influential money owed ever written of any significant Western philosopher. that includes a brand new foreword via Alexander Nehamas, this Princeton Classics version of Nietzsche introduces a brand new new release of readers to 1 the main influential money owed ever written of any significant Western thinker.

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The History of the German Steel Helmet (1916-1945)

By Ludwig Baer

This is often the bible of amassing German helmets. Out of print and tough to discover. The pictures are a bit darkish yet that could be the single flaw in a booklet that covers the advance and heritage of the German conflict helmet. an exceptional reference e-book. Readers can also check with 2 books by means of Kelly Hicks of VA, those volumes pay attention to the helmets of the SS. Hicks is a famous US collector and ultimate authority at the German SS helmet. His books are 'SS Helmets', collector courses, Vol 1 and a pair of, and are produced by way of Reddick businesses in TX. those 3 books are crucial for the WW2 militaria collector.

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The German Bourgeoisie: Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century

By Richard J. Evans, David Blackbourn

First released in 1991, this number of unique stories by way of British, German and American historians examines the entire variety of contemporary German bourgeoisie teams, together with specialist, mercantile, business and fiscal bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois kin.

Drawing on unique learn, the publication makes a speciality of the ancient proof as counterpoint to the well known literary debts of the German bourgeoisie. It additionally discusses bourgeois values as manifested within the cult of neighborhood roots and within the frequent perform of duelling.

Edited through of the main revered students within the box, this significant reissue may be of price to any scholars of recent German and eu background.

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The Baader Meinhof Complex

By Stefan Aust

STEFAN AUST's 1985 meisterwerk is the one actually exact account of the actions of Germany's pink military Faction, the ultra-lefist terrorist crew which was once the reason for a lot homicide and mayhem within the Seventies. Aust knew many contributors of the group in my view, and this information, subsidized via large interviews with former RAF individuals and prisoners, purely makes an already finished paintings more advantageous. There rather isn't a unmarried fault with this e-book: it's well-written, basically offered, exact and impartial. not like different works at the RAF Aust neither glamourises or demonises his topics. He grants the proof and allows you to make your individual conclusions. Nowhere is that this extra so than the chapters on 'the German Autumn', the chaotic forty three days that observed the abduction of a number one industrialist and the hijacking of a Lufthansa jet airliner with a view to get the RAF excessive command out of reformatory; either makes an attempt failed and the gang's leaders - Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe - all died in suspicious situations on the felony of Stuttgart-Stammheim. Aust, via terrific documentary proof, proves that the crowd did certainly kill themselves. that's the significant triumph of this e-book - it lays to relaxation the parable that the trio have been murdered through the kingdom.

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The Carolingians in Central Europe, Their History, Arts, and Architecture: A Cultural History of Central Europe, 750-900 (Volume XVIII) (Brill Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions Medieval and Early Modern Peoples Series)

By Herbert Schutz

This publication offers an historic evaluation of the Frankish geographical regions in primary Europe through the Carolingian interval. by contrast heritage half II of the booklet examines the cultural stock deposited via the scribal tradition in vital Europe as represented by way of manuscripts, crystals, ivories and gem encrusted liturgical paintings. half III bargains with such examples of Carolingian wall portray and structure as are nonetheless glaring in critical Europe. notwithstanding a few examples are by-product, many are unique. to mirror the elegance of the items and surfaces mentioned in components II and III, the ebook is lavishly ornamented with pertinent colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations normally serve the illustration of structure.

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Die Dame vom See (Der Hexer, Band 5)

By Andrzej Sapkowski

Ciri, Prinzessin von Cintra und Schützling des Hexers Geralt von Riva, ist auf geheimnisvolle Weise in eine fremde Welt versetzt worden. Dort trifft sie auf einen jungen Ritter namens Galahad, der sie für die Dame vom See hält und dem sie ihre Geschichte erzählt: Die Kriege und Machtkämpfe, die seit Langem tobten, haben ihren Höhepunkt erreicht. Vilgefortz mit seinen Helfershelfern stellt sich zur Schlacht, bei der viele von Geralts Gefährten ihr Leben lassen müssen. Und es droht neue Gefahr in Gestalt des Kaisers Emhyr von Nilfgaard. Er wird von derselben uralten Prophezeiung geleitet, die auch das Handeln von Vilgefortz und Ciri bestimmte. Wiewohl im Besitz überwältigender Übermacht, scheut Emhyr bei der Konfrontation mit Geralt und Ciri vor der letzten Konsequenz zurück: Denn mit Ciri verbindet ihn mehr als nur die alte Weissagung...

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Socialist Modern: East German Everyday Culture and Politics (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)

This publication explores the ways that modernity formed the connection among socialist kingdom and society in East Germany. The reunification of Germany in 1989 could have positioned an finish to the scan in East German communism, yet its old evaluate is way from over. the place many of the literature during the last twenty years has been pushed by means of the need to discover the connection among strength and resistance, complicity and consent, more moderen scholarship has tended to be aware of the typical historical past of East German electorate. event of lifestyles in East Germany, with a selected view towards addressing the query: what did modernity suggest for East German kingdom and society? As such, the gathering strikes past the conceptual divide among state-level politics and daily life as a way to carry into sharper concentration the explicit contours of the GDR's particular scan in chilly warfare socialism. What unites all of the essays is the query of the way the very tensions round socialist modernity formed the perspectives, thoughts and activities of East Germans over 4 many years. the chilly struggle, japanese Europe, the heritage of communism, eu social background and the background of way of life, gender background, in addition to modernity and socialist pop culture.

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