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Shattered past : reconstructing German histories / Konrad H. Jarausch and Michael Geyer.

By: Jarausch, Konrad Hugo.
Contributor(s): Geyer, Michael, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xi, 380 p.).ISBN: 9781400825271 (electronic bk.); 140082527X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Historiography -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | History -- Philosophy | Nationalism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography | Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Shattered past.DDC classification: 943.08/07/2043 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A return to national history? The master narrative and beyond -- The collapse of the counternarrative: coping with the remains of socialism -- Modernization, German exceptionalism, and post-modernity: transcending the critical history of society -- War, genocide, extermination: the war against the Jews in an era of world wars -- The totalitarian temptation: ordinary Germans, dictatorship, and democracy -- From empire to Europe: the taming of German power -- Unsettling German society: mobility and migration -- A struggle for unity: redefining national identities -- Defining womanhood: the politics of the private -- In pursuit of happiness: consumption, mass culture, and consumerism -- Survival in catastrophe: mending broken memories -- The century as history: between cataclysm and civility.
Summary: Broken glass, twisted beams, piles of debris--these are the early memories of the children who grew up amidst the ruins of the Third Reich. More than five decades later, German youth inhabit manicured suburbs and stroll along prosperous pedestrian malls. Shattered Past is a bold reconsideration of the perplexing pattern of Germany's twentieth-century history. Konrad Jarausch and Michael Geyer explore the staggering gap between the country's role in the terrors of war and its subsequent success as a democracy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A return to national history? The master narrative and beyond -- The collapse of the counternarrative: coping with the remains of socialism -- Modernization, German exceptionalism, and post-modernity: transcending the critical history of society -- War, genocide, extermination: the war against the Jews in an era of world wars -- The totalitarian temptation: ordinary Germans, dictatorship, and democracy -- From empire to Europe: the taming of German power -- Unsettling German society: mobility and migration -- A struggle for unity: redefining national identities -- Defining womanhood: the politics of the private -- In pursuit of happiness: consumption, mass culture, and consumerism -- Survival in catastrophe: mending broken memories -- The century as history: between cataclysm and civility.

Broken glass, twisted beams, piles of debris--these are the early memories of the children who grew up amidst the ruins of the Third Reich. More than five decades later, German youth inhabit manicured suburbs and stroll along prosperous pedestrian malls. Shattered Past is a bold reconsideration of the perplexing pattern of Germany's twentieth-century history. Konrad Jarausch and Michael Geyer explore the staggering gap between the country's role in the terrors of war and its subsequent success as a democracy.

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Seeking to re-envision--not just revise--Germany's history, the authors challenge "master narratives" that depict continuity, rather than the turbulence they see as its most constant feature. Warfare and unexpected defeat in WW I; ensuing chaos and financial dislocation; brutalizing dictatorship; another, even more calamitous war; genocide and guilt; disrupted generations and identity; forced reconstruction under foreign dominance: all confound a historical search for a single German past. As Germans careened through political crises, shifting social identities, and vicious struggles for contending loyalties, they have not one, but many "shattered" histories. Jarausch (Univ. of North Carolina and director, Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany) and Geyer (Univ. of Chicago) have created a compelling, challenging analysis. Each chapter (all but two written by Jarausch) critically details the historiography--highly valuable in its own right for organizing the focus and range of scholarly connections to larger interpretative frameworks--and suggests a new horizon of questions. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Graduate students and advanced scholars of German and recent European history. D. R. Skopp Plattsburgh SUNY

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Konrad H. Jarausch is Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, Germany. He is the author of Students, Society, and Politics in Imperial Germany (Princeton), The Unfree Professions , and The Rush to German Unity . Michael Geyer is Professor of History at the University of Chicago. Well known for his research in military history and in theoretical and methodological problems in European and world history, he is a co-editor of Resistance Against the Third Reich, 1933-1990 . He has published widely on war and violence, twentieth-century German history, as well as the history of globalization and is, most recently, the editor of The Power of Intellectuals in Contemporary Germany .

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