Nazi Germany and the Humanities: How German Academics Embraced Nazism

Nazi Germany and the Humanities: How German Academics Embraced Nazism

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ISBN-13: 9781780744346
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 866,346
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Wolfgang Bialas is a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century German culture, literature, intellectual history, and film. An associate professor of philosophy at United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, he lives in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Anson Rabinbach is a specialist in modern European history with an emphasis on intellectual and cultural history. He has published extensively on Nazi Germany, Austria, and European thought in the 19th and 20th centuries. The director of European Cultural Studies at Princeton University, he lives in Princeton, NJ.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Humanities in Nazi Germany Wolfgang Bialas Anson Rabinbach viii

1 The Humanities in Germany after 1933: Semantic Transformations and the Nazification of the Disciplines Georg Bollenbeck 1

2 "We are no longer the university of the liberal age:" The Humanities and National Socialism at Heidelberg Steven P. Remy 21

3 The Goethe Society in Weimar as Showcase of Germanistik during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Regime Ehrhard Bahr 50

4 Difficulty of Democracy: Rethinking the Political in the Philosophy of the Thirties (Gehlen, Schmitt, Heidegger) Dieter Thomä 75

5 Fascism and Hermeneutics: Gadamer and the Ambiguities of "Inner Emigration" Richard Wolin 101

6 Selected Affinities: Nietzsche and the Nazis Martin Schwab 140

7 "Images of Mankind" and the Notion of Order in Philosophical Anthropology and National Socialism: Arnold Gehlen Karl-Siegbert Rehberg 178

8 German Historical Scholarship under National Socialism Willi Oberkrome 207

9 Baroque Legacies: National Socialism's Benjamin Jane O. Newman 238

10 Nazism, "Orientalism," and Humanism Suzanne Marchand 267

11 Classics in the Second World War Volker Losemann 306

12 English and Romance Studies in Germany's Third Reich Frank-Rutger Hausmann 341

13 For "Volk, Blood, and God": The Theological Faculty at the University of Jena during the Third Reich Susannah Heschel 365

14 Nazi Historical Scholarship on the "Jewish Question" Alan E. Steinweis 399

Index 413

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