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The Unmasterable past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity

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Bringing his book up to date with reflections since its first publication a decade ago, Charles Maier writes that the historians' controversy gave Germany a chance to air the issues immediately before unification and, in effect, the controversy substituted for the constitutional debate that a united Germany never got around to holding. The premises of national community, whether formulated in terms of legal culture, inherited collective responsibilities, or patriotic habits of the heart, had already been subjects for vigorous discussion.

About the Author

Charles S. Maier is the Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University, and the author of Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany.

Table of Contents

Preface, 1997

Preface to the Original Edition

Introduction

The Stakes of the Controversy

Habermas among the Historians

A Holocaust like the Others? Problems of Comparative History

German History as Case History

A Usable Past? Museums, Memory, and Identity

Epilogue: Whose Holocaust? Whose History?

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674040441
Subtitle:
History, Holocaust, and German National Identity
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Maier, Charles S.
Author:
Charles S., Maier
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
History
Subject:
National socialism -- Historiography.
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
National socialism
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany-Modern Germany
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19980330
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in .8 lb

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