BOOKS RECEIVED: Jonathan Strom, “German Pietism and the Problem of Conversion” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley August Hermann Francke described his conversion to Pietism in gripping terms that included intense spiritual struggle, weeping, falling to his knees, and a decisive moment in which his doubt suddenly disappeared and he was… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Birgit Tautz, “Translating the World: Toward a New History of German Literature Around 1800” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Translating the World, Birgit Tautz provides a new narrative of German literary history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Departing from dominant modes of thought regarding the nexus of literary and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lars Karl and Pavel Skopal, “Cinema in Service of the State: Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The national cinemas of Czechoslovakia and East Germany were two of the most vital sites of filmmaking in the Eastern Bloc, and over the course of two decades, they contributed to and were shaped… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Wicke, “Helmut Kohl’s Quest for Normality: His Representation of the German Nation and Himself ” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley During his political career, Helmut Kohl used his own life story to promote a normalization of German nationalism and to overcome the stigma of the Nazi period. In the context of the cold war… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Bosch, “Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Media influenced politics, culture, and everyday life long before the invention of the Internet. This book shows how the advent of new media has changed societies in modern history, focusing not on the specifics… Read More
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