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
BOOKS RECEIVED: G.L. Ercolini, “Kant’s Philosophy of Communication” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
One might assume that another study of Immanuel Kant, one of the most prominent philosophers in the history of Western thought, is either presumptuous or unnecessary. But in this highly original work, G. L. Ercolini engages in a new and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Egbert Klautke, “The Mind of the Nation: Volkerpsychologie in Germany, 1851-1955” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Volkerpsychologie played an important role in establishing the social sciences via the works of such scholars as Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, Ernest Renan, Franz Boas, and Werner Sombart. In Germany, the intellectual history of “folk psychology” was represented by Moritz… Read More
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