The Spirit of 1914 Book

The Spirit of 1914

  • Author : Jeffrey Verhey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139426770

The Spirit of 1914 Excerpt :

This book, first published in 2000, is a systematic analysis of German public opinion at the outbreak of the Great War and the first treatment of the myth of the 'spirit of 1914', which stated that in August 1914 all Germans felt 'war enthusiasm' and that this enthusiasm constituted a critical moment in which German society was transformed. Jeffrey Verhey's powerful study demonstrates that the myth was historically inaccurate. Although intellectuals and much of the upper class were enthusiastic, the emotions and opinions of most of the population were far more complex and contradictory. The book further examines the development of the myth in newspapers, politics and propaganda, and the propagation and appropriation of this myth after the war. His innovative analysis sheds light on German experience of the Great War and on the role of political myths in modern German political culture.

Scenarios of Knowledge at Universities in Change Book

Scenarios of Knowledge at Universities in Change

  • Author : Anja Kraus
  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9783830986379

Scenarios of Knowledge at Universities in Change Excerpt :

This volume presents some contributions to the 6th conference of the EERA network 'Tacit Dimensions of Pedagogy': 'Education is Relation not Output? Scenes of Knowledge and Knowledge Acquisition'. The symposium was motivated by the fact that some perspectives of Humanities, for example those from the Educational and the Cultural Sciences, are not always present in the current discourses on university. Considering the point of view of these scientific disciplines, the idea of university and scholarly life means, firstly, to freely develop the idea of university. Secondly, it means to critically examine the conditions for academic work, e.g. in terms of current policy discourses. Fundamental for this is the idea of university as a society in which everyone is responsible for the shaping of her/his relationships to him-/herself, to others and to the world based on diverse forms of knowledge and knowledge representation. In this volume, this idea will be developed from historical, conceptual, and practical perspectives.

Youth in the Fatherless Land Book

Youth in the Fatherless Land

  • Author : Andrew Donson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0674049837

Youth in the Fatherless Land Excerpt :

The first comprehensive history of German youth in the First World War, this book investigates the dawn of the great era of mobilizing teenagers and schoolchildren for experiments in state-building and extreme political movements like fascism and communism. It investigates how German teachers could be legendary for their sarcasm and harsh methods but support the world’s most vigorous school reform movement and most extensive network of youth clubs. As a result of the war mobilization, teachers, club leaders, and authors of youth literature instilled militarism and nationalism more deeply into young people than before 1914 but in a way that, paradoxically, relaxed discipline. In Youth in the Fatherless Land, Andrew Donson details how Germany had far more military youth companies than other nations—as well as the world’s largest Socialist youth organization, which illegally agitated for peace and a proletarian revolution. Mass conscription also empowered female youth, particularly in Germany’s middle-class youth movement, the only one anywhere that fundamentally pitted itself against adults. Donson addresses discourses as well as practices and covers a breadth of topics, including crime, work, sexuality, gender, family, politics, recreation, novels and magazines, social class, and everyday life.

Geschichte Der Philosophie Book

Geschichte Der Philosophie

  • Author : Heinrich Ritter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1853
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:N14201193

Geschichte Der Philosophie Excerpt :

Vorlesungen   ber die Naturlehre f  r Leser  denen es an mathematischen Vorkenntnissen fehlt  Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe  besorgt von E  W  H  Brandes und W  J  H  Michaelis Book

Vorlesungen ber die Naturlehre f r Leser denen es an mathematischen Vorkenntnissen fehlt Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe besorgt von E W H Brandes und W J H Michaelis

  • Author : Heinrich Wilhelm BRANDES
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1844
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 977
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0022549786

Vorlesungen ber die Naturlehre f r Leser denen es an mathematischen Vorkenntnissen fehlt Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe besorgt von E W H Brandes und W J H Michaelis Excerpt :

Creating the Russian Peril Book

Creating the Russian Peril

  • Author : Troy R. E. Paddock
  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571134165

Creating the Russian Peril Excerpt :

German attitudes toward and stereotypes of Russia before the First World War and how they were inculcated in the public.

Ilias Latina Book

Ilias Latina

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-10-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004469532

Ilias Latina Excerpt :

In Ilias Latina. Text, Interpretation, and Reception, the contributors approach this short poem, whose appeal and importance have not been sufficiently appreciated, from a multitude of scholarly perspectives, and offers a challenging synthesis of the different issues.

Sparta s German Children Book

Sparta s German Children

  • Author : Helen Roche
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910589175

Sparta s German Children Excerpt :

From the eighteenth century until 1945, German children were taught to model themselves on the young of an Ancient Greek city-state: Sparta. From older children, from teachers in the classroom, and from higher authority first in Prussia, then in Imperial and National Socialist Germany, came images of Sparta designed to inculcate ideals of endurance, discipline and of military self-sacrifice. Identification with Sparta could also be used to justify ideas of domination over Germany's eastern neighbours. Helen Roche is the first to examine this still sensitive topic systematically and in depth. She collects and analyses official and published German evocations of Sparta but also, and remarkably, reconstructs the experiences of German children taught to be 'little Spartans' in the Prussian Cadet Corps and National Socialist elite schools, the Napolas. In treating the final, and gravest, period of this process, the author has personally collected testimony from numerous surviving German witnesses who attended the Napolas as children in the early 1940s. That testimony is presented here, in a work which is likely to proof definitive, not only for its treasury of new information, but for its elegant - and humane - analysis.

War and the Rise of the State Book

War and the Rise of the State

  • Author : Bruce D. Porter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439105481

War and the Rise of the State Excerpt :

States make war, but war also makes states. As Publishers Weekly notes, “Porter, a political scientist at Brigham Young University, demonstrates that wars have been catalysts for increasing the size and power of Western governments since the Renaissance. The state’s monopoly of effective violence has diminished not only individual rights and liberties, but also the ability of local communities and private associates to challenge the centralization of authority. Porter’s originality lies in his thesis that war, breaking down barriers of class, gender, ethnicity, and ideology, also contributes to meritocracy, mobility, and, above all, democratization. Porter also posits the emergence of the “Scientific Warfare State,” a political system in which advanced technology would render obsolete mass participation in war. This provocative study merits wide circulation and serious discussion.”

Literature at War  1914 1940 Book

Literature at War 1914 1940

  • Author : Wolfgang G. Natter
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0300055587

Literature at War 1914 1940 Excerpt :

This examination of German texts written about World War I offers an understanding of the relationship between culture and warfare. It focuses not only on the literary voices of German authors, but also on the wartime agencies, institutions and individuals that produced material during the War.

Meister und Sch  ler in Geschichte und Gegenwart Book

Meister und Sch ler in Geschichte und Gegenwart

  • Author : Almut-Barbara Renger
  • Publisher : V&R unipress GmbH
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9783899716481

Meister und Sch ler in Geschichte und Gegenwart Excerpt :

The generation and exchange of knowledge plays a prominent role in Mediterranean and European cultural and religious history. Relations between master and disciples and between teachers and students are especially significant in this context. This volume - with contributions from the disciplines of classical studies, Arabic studies, Jewish studies, theology, religious science, educational science, psychology, and literary and cultural studies - offers a selection of possible perspectives and approaches to this topic. It presents roles, models and concepts of master/follower relationships within different religions, religious or para-religious movements and communities and their milieus as well as intellectual forms of association from Ancient Greece to the present day. The contributions deal for example with terminologies and narratives, teaching and leadership concepts, forms of presentation of the self and others, strategies in the construction of authority and the different effects of charisma.