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- DescriptionThis book is published in association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. Recent years have witnessed growing scholarly interest in the history of death. Increasing academic attention toward death as a historical subject in its own right is very much linked to its pre-eminent place in 20th-century history, and Germany, predictably, occupies a special place in these inquiries. This collection of essays explores how German mourning changed over the 20th century in different contexts, with a particular view to how death was linked to larger issues of social order and cultural self-understanding. The essays examine t only monuments and official commemorations of desired pasts, but also the proliferation of memoirs, town museums and family photo-albums in the wake of social upheavals. This volume contributes to a history of death in 20th-century Germany that does t begin and end with the Third Reich.
- Author BiographyPaul Betts is Reader in German History at the University of Sussex. He is the author of The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design (Berkeley, 2004) and co-editor of Pain and Prosperity: Reconsidering 20th Century German History (Stanford, 2003). He is also Joint Editor of the journal German History. Alon Confino is an Associate Professor of modern German and European history at the University of Virginia. He has written substantially on nationhood, memory, and Germany. He is the author of The Nation as a Culture of Remembrance: Germany, Memory, and the Method of History (University of North Carolina Press 2006). Dirk Schumann is the author of Politische Gewalt in der Weimarer Republik (2001, English translation forthcoming) and has co-edited Life After Death (2003) and Violence and Society after the First World War (first issue of Journal of Modern European History (2003).
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication06/05/2008
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleStudies in German History
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 7
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Edited byAlon Confino,Dirk Schumann,Paul Betts
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