BOOKS RECEIVED: Jon Berndt Olsen, “Tailoring Truth: Politicizing the Past and Negotiating Memory in East Germany, 1945-1990” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books By looking at state-sponsored memory projects, such as memorials, commemorations, and historical museums, this book reveals that the East German communist regime obsessively monitored and attempted to control public representations of the past to legitimize… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Wolfgang Fuhrmann, “Imperial Projections: Screening the German Colonies” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
The beginning of filmmaking in the German colonies coincided with colonialism itself coming to a standstill. Scandals and economic stagnation in the colonies demanded a new and positive image of their value for Germany. By promoting business and establishing a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Bailey, “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: German Visions of Europe, 1926-1950” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books An intellectual and cultural history of mid-twentieth century plans for European integration, this book calls into question the usual pre- and post-war periodizations that have structured approaches to twentieth-century European history. It focuses not simply… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Larry Eugene Jones, ed., “The German Right in the Weimar Republic: Studies in the History of German Conservatism, Nationalism, and Antisemitism” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Significant recent research on the German Right between 1918 and 1933 calls into question received narratives of Weimar political history. The German Right in the Weimar Republic examines the role that the German Right played… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Alfaix Assis, “What Is History For?: Johann Gustav Droysen and the Functions of Historiography” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books A scholar of Hellenistic and Prussian history, Droysen developed a historical theory that at the time was unprecedented in range and depth, and which remains to the present day a valuable key for understanding history… Read More
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