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- DescriptionAn ackwledged authority on German history and memory, Alon Confi presents in this volume an original critique of the relations between nationhood, memory, and history, applied to the specific case of Germany. In ten essays (three never before published and one published only in German), Confi offers a distinct view of German nationhood in particular and of nationhood in general as a product of collective negotiation and exchange between the many memories that exist in the nation. The first group of essays centers on the period from 1871 to 1990 and explores how Germans used conceptions of the local, or Heimat, to identify what it meant to be German in a century of ideological upheavals. The second group of essays comprehensively critiques and analyzes the ways laypersons and scholars use the tion of memory as a tool to understand the past. Arguing that the case of Germany contains particular characteristics with broader implications for the way historians practice their trade, Germany as a Culture of Remembrance examines the limits and possibilities of writing history.
- Author BiographyALON CONFINO is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He is author of the award-winning The Nation as a Local Metaphor: Wurttemberg, Imperial Germany, and National Memory (from the University of North Carolina Press) and coeditor of The Work of Memory: New Directions in the Study of German Society and Culture.
- Author(s)Alan Confino
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication15/11/2006
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Note10 colour & 35 b&w illustrations, notes, index
- Weight499 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
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