Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

by Henning Grunwald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199609048
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Henning Grunwald is DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and teaches modern German and European history. He graduated with first class Honors and received his Ph.D. in 2003, both from the University of Cambridge. Grunwald has held positions as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Theatre Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin, as Assistant for Academic Strategy to the President of Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and was a Visiting Scholar in Columbia University's Department of History. He has published on the history of the notion of crisis (with Manfred Pfister), on the performativity of justice, and on Holocaust memorialization and European identity.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Rosa Luxemburg Trials of 1914 and the Emergence of the Ideal Type of the Weimar Party Lawyer
2. 'Nursing Revolutionary Fighters' and 'Legal SA-Duty': Ten Political Lawyers
3. 'To Fight the Class Struggle with the Bourgeois Courts with all Acridity': The Communist Party Legal Organization
4. The Compliment of Imitation: The Rise (and Rivalry) of National-Socialist Legal Organizations
5. Performing Ideology: Rethinking Weimar Political Justice
Conclusion
Appendix A: Party allegiance of 36 prominent political lawyers in the Weimar Republic
Appendix B: Occupation of 100 lay magistrates in political trials
Appendix C: The hierarchy of the German court system
Bibliography

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