Niemcy Weimarskie. Nadzieje i tragedia

Niemcy Weimarskie Nadzieje i tragedia Okres Republiki Weimarskiej nale y niew tpliwie do najciekawszych w dziejach Niemiec Jego znajomo stanowi warunek sine qua non zrozumienia p niejszych dziej w nie tylko Niemiec ale tak e innych kraj

  • Title: Niemcy Weimarskie. Nadzieje i tragedia
  • Author: Eric D. Weitz
  • ISBN: 9788323331599
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Okres Republiki Weimarskiej nale y niew tpliwie do najciekawszych w dziejach Niemiec Jego znajomo stanowi warunek sine qua non zrozumienia p niejszych dziej w nie tylko Niemiec, ale tak e innych kraj w europejskich, a nawet pozaeuropejskichprof UW dr hab Tomasz G Pszcz kowski Weitz stara si wype ni ignorowany lub traktowany po macoszemu przez tradycyjne dziejopisOkres Republiki Weimarskiej nale y niew tpliwie do najciekawszych w dziejach Niemiec Jego znajomo stanowi warunek sine qua non zrozumienia p niejszych dziej w nie tylko Niemiec, ale tak e innych kraj w europejskich, a nawet pozaeuropejskichprof UW dr hab Tomasz G Pszcz kowski Weitz stara si wype ni ignorowany lub traktowany po macoszemu przez tradycyjne dziejopisarstwo obszar naukowej eksploracji Republiki Weimarskiej Tym samym prawie polowa pracy zosta a po wi cona prezentacji zjawisk kulturowo spo ecznych, kt re narodzi y si albo rozwin y w nowych republika skich Niemczech Pisze wi c nie tylko o nowych eksperymentach w architekturze Bauhaus lecz tak e o reformie budownictwa mieszkaniowego.Kre li zmian roli fotografii, kt ra dzi ki nowemu zjawisku, jakim sta y si wydawane w masowych nak adach pisma ilustrowane awansowa a do codziennego wr cz elementu kultury popularnej Podobny proces nast powa r wnie w innych mediach operuj cych s owem i obrazem w radiu i filmie E Weitz przedstawia r wnie krajobraz weimarskiej ,,kultury wy szej i swe kulturowe rozwa ania wie czy analiz nowego stosunku do cia a i seksualno ci.Dr hab Krzysztof Rzepa Eric D Weitz, wyk adowca historii na Uniwersytecie Minnesoty, posiadacz zaszczytnego tytu u Distinguished McKnight University Professor Jest autorem ksi ek A Century of Genocide i Creating German Communism, 1890 1990 Princeton University Press.

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    1. This is an excellent overview of major themes in the Weimar years, connecting some of the dots to the subsequent Nazi takeover 1n 1933. I read the last three chapters. Here are some fascinating (to me at least) items that might appear in one way or another in my new novel (CHOOSING HITLER) The Threepenny Opera was the theatrical sensation of 1928 the depraved, degenerate exploitative nature of capitalism everybody lies, everybody cheats the police are indistinguishable from the criminals the [...]

    2. This is a study of the Weimar era from different angles – political, economic, artistic and cultural. The author describes Weimar society as free, democratic and vibrant – but with an underbelly of hate. Nobody liked it – from conservatives to communists. And nobody wanted to support it – the government was loathed by most even though it offered considerable freedom – religious, artistic Mr. Weitz delves on many personalities like Thomas Mann, Bertold Bretcht and Martin Heidegger.Weima [...]

    3. Interesting overview of the economic, political, social and cultural forces that were Weimar Germany. And, for us, a caution to be derived from the parallels to our current circumstances. Weitz's book is ultimately about the forces that can destroy a fledgling - even established - democracy. He places blame for Weimar's demise squarely on the Right, but doesn't ignore the actions/responsibilities of the Left in ensuring that the Right ultimately triumphed. And, he makes clear that nothing about [...]

    4. "Weimar Germany still speaks to us" are the opening words of this book and the author is firmly of the belief that Weimar Germany was one of the outstanding creative periods and places of the century. In Brecht and Weill, Thomas Mann, Wlater Gropius, Martin Heidegger, Siegfried Kracauer, Fritz Lang, the Bauhaus school, there was an outburst of endeavour and creativity. Some of these people had long creative lives but never was their work as significant or memorable as when they were working in G [...]

    5. The very best history writing will take its reader to the period it describes, and situate him/her so close to the events that they feel like if they look up from the page, the landscape around them will be transformed in front of their very eyes. This book is one of those books.When the word “Weimar” is used today, it is usually a short hand for hyperinflation (there is a famous photograph of someone carting a wheelbarrow overflowing with bank notes), or decadence run amok. Even in recent h [...]

    6. Good but not great.Of course, I recognize that it's difficult to write a detailed history book, and four hundred pages is not enough to cover even the mere fourteen-years-and-change of the Weimar Republic.I think that I, personally, would have preferred a more chronological presentation than the thematic one (a chapter on politics, a chapter on society, a chapter (well, several chapters)on the arts, etc.) in this book. But obviously the thematic presentation is a valid choice; each approach has [...]

    7. While I enjoyed reading this book, the author spends way too much time discussing the philosophical, artistic, and cultural trends of Weimar, rather than the political or social. Those chapters that are more "history" based I found much more interesting. Those chapters that look at philosophy and art do to some extent analyze the works in the context of the time, but I think you really need to enjoy these subjects to get the most out of these chapters. For me, it would have been enough to discus [...]

    8. This book provides a comprehensive look at the politics and culture of Weimar Germany which existed from the end of World War I through the end of World War II, although it functionally was non existent once the Nazis seized control of the government in 1933. The republic was born in the death throes of World War I when the Kaiser abdicated and a revolution took place. "Weimar's economy was, then, a bundle of conflicts and contradictions. And like its politics, its economic history divides easil [...]

    9. WeimarLa Repubblica di Weimar l'indomani della caduta dell'impero. Trovo questo testo interessante per una serie di ragioni: al di là del fatto che sia improbabile il riuscire a descrivere un intero periodo della storia tedesca in 500 pagine, le diverse illustrazioni spezzano il testo e rendono più agevole immedesimarsi nell'osservatore del periodo; al contempo ho molto gradito lo spaccato della vita berlinese degli anni '20, come fosse una sospensione nel tempo. Per il resto non ho granché d [...]

    10. A comprehensive study of all the components of a culture: drama, art, architecture, laws, politics, jobs, schools, religions. In depth description of how they all worked together and against each other to form a society in the aftermath of the war, the fines, and the world wide depression. Easy to understand, easy to follow, well described, a great introduction to Germany in the 1920's.

    11. This is not the book I thought it was going to be. I bought it in the expectation that it would be an in-depth look at the history of Weimar Germany as a political and economic institution, because that's what I'm particularly interested in. Instead, this takes a much broader look at Weimar Germany as a particular period in a nation's history, and consequently looks at politics, economics, architecture, sound and vision, philosophy and sexuality across 1918-1933: how these things developed, chan [...]

    12. A library book that I actually finished and returned on time! Also an excellent overview of Weimar Germany's culture and political scene. Weitz sets the stage with a brief overview of WWI and the resulting peace that makes all that cultural tumult possible and actual effective governance more or less impossible. Social Democrats became the slightly dominant force in the formation of a new republic with no group having a clear majority or mandate. Weitz shows how they get the blame by taking on a [...]

    13. I found this book interesting for the details it offered concerning the post-WWI period in Germany and the trials of the Weimar Republic at the hands of the anti-democratic elites, the economic catastrophes which followed one upon another including hyperinflation and the Great Depression, and the moralists' concerns with the loosening of convention and the emancipation of women.The core of the book deals with the Right's antagonism toward the Republic and the constant attack by the entrenched el [...]

    14. This is a curious book. The first two chapters are engaging and written with flair and then it sinks into a rather mishmash of sociological and cultural comments about the Weimar period, only to redeem itself with the last chapter, which is brilliantly written. The second chapter already had me wondering. He calls it "Walking the City," but there's no map. And anyone, like me, who is researching the period will realize pretty quickly that while walking he magically skips certain areas. I suspect [...]

    15. Democracy can be fertile soil for all sorts of interesting debates and for the efflorescence of the cultural spirit. But when virtually every debate become a live-or-die question about the essential features of human existance, from intimacy in the bedroom to the structure of the business world, when every issue is seen to carry earth-shattering significance, when there is no overarching system of belief to which most people giver their loyaly, a democracy cannot long endure. And it especially c [...]

    16. Il libro descrive l'ambiente culturale della repubblica di Weimar, cioe' dello stato tedesco nel periodo tra la fine della seconda Guerra Mondiale (1918) e la salita al potere dei nazisti (1933). La trattazione, dopo un preambolo che sintetizza la fine della prima guerra mondiale dal punto di vista tedesco, descrive la confusa situazione politica del periodo, e si sofferma su alcuni settori specifici della cultura, particolarmente fecondi: cinema, letteratura, architettura, filosofia. L'ultima p [...]

    17. This is an interesting book covering the history of Germany from the revolution in November 1918 to the appointment of Hitler as chancellor in January 1933. The book has an unusual structure: the author has divided the book into chapters that focus on various aspects of the Weimar society, such as art or architecture or the economy, instead of arranging things in a strictly chronological order. This has the advantage that each chapter is somewhat independent of the others, so it's easy to read a [...]

    18. Not as great as I'd hoped. Weitz does give a nicely curated account of the cultural achievements of the Weimar era, and offers a very good summary of the political and economic climate, but ultimately I was unsatisfied. Main beefs: 1. The dude's just not a great writer. A perfectly servicable and gramatically correct writer, but very far from wonderful. Sure, fine, he's an historian whose first language is not English, but these factors shouldn't prevent me from craving fine prose in my mass-aud [...]

    19. I had high hopes for this one, but I thought this book ran out of steam well before it ran out of words. The essential problem, I believe, is that Weitz sees too much 'promise' in evidence that is heavy on 'tragedy'. Accentuating this admirable-but-problematic reading of the Weimar Republic is the way this book bounces between high politics, high culture and everyday life. Lots of good political horse-trading tales and fantastic intellectual debates here, but underplayed here are the pressures o [...]

    20. It was said that Berlin was more, not less, cosmopolitan and brilliant, place for art and music and learning, high society and thinkers and intellectuals, for the brief time period after the first world war and before the beginning of nazi blot on the escutcheon of Germany. When the blot began most part of good German people waived it off as unimportant until it was too large to ignore and it took over, and those that still did not go with the wave and were not caught for that serious disagreeme [...]

    21. Weitz's book is a very thorough look at Germany between WWI and WWII as it underwent so many grand transformations that it was unable to keep order. These cultural shifts are the highlight of the book. They include the political revolutions, the dismantling and rebuilding of social norms, movements of modern architecture, literature, philosophy, and arts etc Weitz goes into each of the categories with great detail and offers a very in depth look into what life was like during this time period. I [...]

    22. This is a very fine history indeed. Extremely well illustrated and more on cultural and social life (less on Nazis) than other books which are dominated by politics. The book charts how both far left and right worked against the republic, but it is very much a celebration of its achievements. Its cultural output and influence have been truly extraordinary; from architecture, to design, cinema, literature and the fine arts. And most of this happened in ten years and largely in Berlin. You get the [...]

    23. a solid 3 stars, maybe leaning towards 3.5. this is a good but not an excellent book, oftentimes a little too repetitive. though largely unnecessary in my opinion, the writer occasionally seems to feel obliged to deliver (sometimes weird) comments or qualifications of personal taste in regard to architecture, art, philosophy a few disputable simplifications and generalizations aside, this is overall a good and interesting read and much, much better than the other weimar history-book i read not t [...]

    24. This book details the cultural, social, and economic conditions in Germany after the end of World War I which set the stage for Hitler's eventual rise to power. The key takeaway from this book is this:"The threats to democracy are not always from enemies abroad. They can come from those within who espouse the language of democracy and use the liberties afforded them by democratic institutions to undermine the substance of democracy. Weimar [Germany] cautions us to be wary of those people as well [...]

    25. La llegada de Hitler al poder ha sido siempre vista como un enigma. ¿Cómo un sujeto tan liviano, basado en una ideología tan básica, alcanza tan rápido el poder y la adhesión de una nación con tanta historia como Alemania? La historia puede explicarse a través de grandes procesos, como también del azar y la suerte.

    26. Deals with a really interesting moment in the twentieth century the Wiemar Republic the turbulent bloom before the Nazi frost. The politics of the era was polarized and chaotic as was the economy of Germany in this period but artistically and culturally there was a bloom during this respite between the Kaiser and the Nazis. The Republic was doomed but it had some beautiful fruits while it lasted.

    27. A very handsome book, with some fascinating tidbits, but overall, rather elementary.Weitz includes tons of primary sources translated from German that are way more interesting than his actual writing. His writing skills are paltry when compared to stuff he quotes; the amount of times he awards someone or something the prefix "the great" is exhausting.Call it a coffee table book.

    28. Due to its relatively small scope (1918-1933), Weitz's history is able to probe quite specifically the culture and politics of post WWI Germany. It is of particular interest to those interested in the period's cultural icons: Bertolt Brecht, Martin Heidegger, Thomas Mann, Erich Mendelsohn, etc.

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