The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany: 1890 - 1990 / Edition 1

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Overview


Countless attempts have been made to appropriate the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche for diverse cultural and political ends, but nowhere have these efforts been more sustained and of greater consequence than in Germany. Aschheim offers a magisterial chronicle of the philosopher's presence in German life and politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520085558
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/1994
  • Series: Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Steven E. Aschheim is Associate Professor of History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author of Brothers and Strangers: The East European Jew in German and German-Jewish Consciousness, 1800-1923 (1982).
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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1 The Historian and the Legacy of Nietzsche 1
2 Germany and the Battle over Nietzsche, 1890-1914 17
3 The Not-So-Discrete Nietzscheanism of the Avant-garde 51
4 Nietzscheanism Institutionalized 85
5 Zarathustra in the Trenches: The Nietzsche Myth, World War I, and the Weimar Republic 128
6 Nietzschean Socialism: Left and Right 164
7 After the Death of God: Varieties of Nietzschean Religion 201
8 Nietzsche in the Third Reich 232
9 National Socialism and the Nietzsche Debate: Kulturkritik, Ideology, and History 272
10 Nietzscheanism, Germany, and Beyond 308
Afterword: Nietzsche and Nazism: Some Methodological and Historical Reflections 315
Index 331
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