Religion und Nation, Nation und Religion

Beiträge zu einer unbewältigten Geschichte


Author: Michael Geyer,Hartmut Lehmann

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783892446682

Category: Church and state

Page: 474

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Down from Olympus

Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970


Author: Suzanne L. Marchand

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691114781

Category: History

Page: 400

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In Down from Olympus Suzanne Marchand attempts to come to grips with German Graecophilia, not as a private passion but as an institutionally generated and preserved cultural trope. The book argues that nineteenth-century philhellenes inherited both an elitist normative aesthetics and an ascetic scholarly ethos from their Romantic predecessors; German "neohumanists" promised to reconcile these intellectual commitments, and by so doing, to revitalize education and the arts. Focusing on the history of classical archaeology, Marchand shows how the injunction to imitate Greek art, especially sculpture, was made the basis for new, state-funded cultural institutions. Tracing interactions between scholars and policymakers that made possible grand-scale cultural feats like the acquisition of the Pergamum Altar, she underscores both the gains in specialized knowledge and the failures in social responsibility that were the distinctive products of German neohumanism. Most important, Marchand traces the history of the study, excavation, and exhibition of Greek art as a means to confront the social, cultural and political consequences of the specialization of scholarship in the last two centuries. Although it emphasizes the persistence of ancient models, Down from Olympus is very much a modern tale.

Zur Geschichte der Gleichung "germanisch-deutsch"

Sprache und Namen, Geschichte und Institutionen


Author: Heinrich Beck,Dieter Geuenich,Heiko Steuer,Dietrich Hakelberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110175363

Category: History

Page: 711

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Papers presented at a colloquium held Dec. 1-3, 2000 in Freiburg.


Jahrbuch für prähistorische und ethnographische Kunst


Author: Herbert Kühn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783110067026

Category: Art

Page: 222

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Catholicism and the Roots of Nazism

Religious Identity and National Socialism


Author: Derek Hastings

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889244

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 8307

Derek Hastings here illuminates an important and largely overlooked aspect of early Nazi history, going back to the years after World War I--when National Socialism first emerged--to reveal its close early ties with Catholicism. Although an antagonistic relationship between the Catholic Church and Hitler's regime developed later during the Third Reich, the early Nazi movement was born in Munich, a city whose population was overwhelmingly Catholic. Focusing on Munich and the surrounding area, Hastings shows how Catholics played a central and hitherto overlooked role in the Nazi movement before the 1923 Beerhall Putsch. He examines the activism of individual Catholic writers, university students, and priests and the striking Catholic-oriented appeals and imagery formulated by the movement. He then discusses why the Nazis embarked on a different path following the party's reconstitution in early 1925, ultimately taking on an increasingly anti-Catholic and anti-Christian identity.