Praise for Inhumanities by Jeffrey Herf Posted on December 11, 2012 by David “Dennis’s distinctive contribution is to reveal in great detail how the Nazis understood and misunderstood, used and misused, selectively read and then appropriated bits and pieces of the Western tradition. David Dennis's study of Volkischer Beobachter as well as many, many articles produced by the Nazi's between 1920 and 1945 illustrate that heuristics of interpretation of culture often matter. In "Inhumanities," Dennis illustrates that Nazi's did not only focus on the most xenophobic or nationalistic elements in German romantic literature, but also "Western Rationalist" literature as a whole. Beginning from this premise, the Nazis re-imagined Western Civilization through a racist lense. The results, as David B. Dennis shows in his detailed, thoroughly-researched, and eye-opening book Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture Cambridge University Press, 2012, were simply bizarre. Nazi writers–including many very learned academics–cast reason aside and.
Nov 25, 2013 · David B. Dennis has rendered the highly important, if arduous, service of reading through the Nazi Party's Völkischer Beobachter and controlling its content for articles on culture. The VB, as it was known in everyday jargon, was founded by Adolf Hitler's mentor, Dietrich Eckart and eventually published by Hitler's self-styled party philosopher, Alfred Rosenberg, who later relinquished the. May 14, 2015 · Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture by David B. Dennis 2015-05-14 [David B. Dennis] on. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture by David B. Dennis 2015-05-14. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western Civilization, culture became a key propaganda tool in the regime's program of national renewal and its campaign against political, national, and racial enemies. Nazi leaders viewed their movement as the culmination of Western Civilization, and this book leads readers through their cultural self-justification. Indeed, it is the first comprehensive survey of the terms National Socialist propagandists used to discuss the great names of European culture. Jul 15, 2014 · DAVID B. DENNIS. Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture. Michael H. Kater, York University The American Historical Review-2013-Kater-1622-3 David B. Dennis.
From the cover: This absorbing book chronicles the exploitation of Beethoven’s life and work by German political parties from the founding of the modern nation to the East German Revolution of 1989. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped archival resources, David B. Dennis examines how politicians have associated Beethoven with competing. Nov 14, 2013 · Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture By David B. Dennis Cambridge University Press; 2012. The staggering rise to power of the Nazis; the invasion of Poland and subsequent occupation of Eastern Europe; mass population transfers, settlement, deportation, and the legacy of the Holocaust; while all of these attest to the grandiose plans of Hitler to create a purely German living.
Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture, and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western. Jan 01, 2014 · Inhumanities. Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture David B. Dennis Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012, ISBN: 9781107020498; 553pp.;Price: £25.99. Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture, and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western Civilization, culture became a key propaganda tool in the regime's program of national renewal and.
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