What History Tells Us: George L. Mosse and the Culture of Modern Europe

What History Tells Us: George L. Mosse and the Culture of Modern Europe

by Stanley G. Payne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299194140

ISBN-13: 9780299194147

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

George Mosse has long been recognized as one of the most creative and innovative historians of modern Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century. His research ranged from the Protestant Reformation and the seventeenth century to the political, social and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Mosse revolutionized the study of Nazism

Overview

George Mosse has long been recognized as one of the most creative and innovative historians of modern Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century. His research ranged from the Protestant Reformation and the seventeenth century to the political, social and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Mosse revolutionized the study of Nazism and fascism and opened new dimensions in such diverse fields as nationalism, racism, historical memory and symbolism, the commemoration of mass death, German Jewish history, and the history of sexuality and the body. No other Europeanist historian of the later twentieth century exhibited so broad a range of research and analysis. What History Tells presents an impressive collection of critical papers from the September 2001 conference "An Historian's Legacy: George L. Mosse and Recent Research on Fascism, Society, and Culture." This book examines his historiographical legacy first within the context of Mosse's own life and the internal development of his work, and secondly by tracing the many ways in which he influenced the subsequent study of contemporary history, European cultural history and modern Jewish history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299194147
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
George L. Mosse Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexiii
Introduction3
1.Mosse on Early Modern Europe
George Mosse and The Holy Pretence15
The Modern Contexts of George Mosse's Early Modern Scholarship25
2.Mosse and Fascism
A Provisional Dwelling: The Origin and Development of the Concept of Fascism in Mosse's Historiography41
Withstanding the Rush of Time: The Prescience of Mosse's Anthropological View of Fascism110
Mosse's Influence on the Historiography of the Holocaust134
3.Comparative History, Nationalism, and Memory
George Mosse's Comparative Cultural History151
George Mosse and "Destination Culture"164
Mosse, Masculinity, and the History of Sexuality183
The Body in Modern Warfare: Myth and Meaning, 1914-1945202
4.Mosse and Jewish History
German Jewish History: Back to Bildung and Culture?223
George Mosse and the Israeli Experience239
A Bibliography of George L. Mosse's Work255
Contributors279

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