Paths of Continuity: Central European Historiography from the 1930s to the 1950s

Paths of Continuity: Central European Historiography from the 1930s to the 1950s

by Hartmut Lehmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 052145199X

ISBN-13: 9780521451994

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Paths of Continuity examines the impact of the Third Reich on the German historical profession before and after 1945. The essays look at ten prominent historians whose lives and work spanned the period from the 1930s to the 1960s. Their response to the Nazi regime ranged from open resistance to willing collaboration. Ironically, however, much of the impetus for

Overview

Paths of Continuity examines the impact of the Third Reich on the German historical profession before and after 1945. The essays look at ten prominent historians whose lives and work spanned the period from the 1930s to the 1960s. Their response to the Nazi regime ranged from open resistance to willing collaboration. Ironically, however, much of the impetus for scholarly innovation after 1945 came from historians with earlier ties to the antiliberal folk history of the Nazi era. All in all, this insightful collection of essays provides fresh insight into the development of West German historical scholarship since 1945.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521451994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction. Continuities in German historical scholarship, 1933–60 James Van Horn Melton; 1. German historiography from the 1930s to the 1950s Winfried Schulze; Comment Georg S. Iggers; 2. Friedrich Meinecke (1862–1954) Jonathan B. Knudsen; Comment Ernst A. Breisach; 3. Change and continuity in German historiography from 1933 into the early 1950s: Gerhard Ritter (1888–1967) Klaus Schwabe; Comment Thomas A. Brady, Jr; 4. Hans Rothfels (1891–1976) Klemens von Klemperer; Comment Douglas A. Unfug; 5. Franz Schnabel (1887–1966) Lothar Gall; Comment Hartmut Lehmann; 6. Heinrich Ritter von Srbik (1878–1951) Fritz Fellner; Comment John W. Boyer; 7. 'Historical social science' and political myth: Hans Freyer (1887–1969) and the genealogy of social history in West Germany Jerry Z. Muller; Comment Roger Chickering; 8. Some observations on the work of Hermann Aubin (1885–1969) Marc Raeff; Comment Edgar Melton; 9. From folk history to structural history: Otto Brunner (1898–1982) and the radical-conservative roots of German social history James Van Horn Melton; Comment Steve Rowan; 10. Werner Conze (1910–86): the measure of history and the historian's measures Irmline Veit-Brause; Comment Peter Reill; 11. Continuity, innovation, and self-reflection in late historicism: Theodor Schieder (1908–84) Jörn Rüsen; Comment Charles S. Maier; Index.

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