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The Resource East German historians since reunification : a discipline transformed, edited by Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler

East German historians since reunification : a discipline transformed, edited by Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler

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East German historians since reunification : a discipline transformed
Title
East German historians since reunification
Title remainder
a discipline transformed
Statement of responsibility
edited by Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
With German reunification and the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1990, East German historians and their traditions of historiography were removed from mainstream discourse in Germany and relegated to the periphery. By the mid-1990s, few GDR-trained historians remained in academia. These developments led to a greater degree of intellectual pluralism, yet marginalized many accomplished scholars. East German Historians since Reunification assesses what was gained and lost in the process of dissolving and remaking GDR institutions of historical scholarship. The collection combines primary and secondary sources: younger scholars offer analyses of East German historiography, while senior scholars who lived through the dismantling process provide firsthand accounts. Contributors address broad trends in scholarship as well as particular subfields and institutions. What unites them is a willingness to think critically about the achievements and shortcomings of GDR historiography, and its fate after German reunification
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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  • Fair-Schulz, Axel
  • Kessler, Mario
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  • Historians
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (East)
Label
East German historians since reunification : a discipline transformed, edited by Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler -- A different starting point, a different end : East and West German historiography after 1945 / Mario Kessler -- Where did historical studies in the German Democratic Republic stand at the eve of unification? / Georg G. Iggers -- The revenge of the Krupps? : reflections on the end of GDR historiography / William A. Pelz -- "Once upon a time ..." : losses in scholarly competence as a result of German unification / Helmut Meier -- German unification and the debate of the West German social sciences / Stefan Bollinger -- Anticommunist purge or democratic renewal? : the transformation of the Humboldt University, 1985-2000 / Konrad H. Jarausch -- Research on Fascism and antifascism in the GDR : a retrospective / Kurt Pätzold -- Painful transition and new research on the history of political parties in Germany / Manfred Weissbecker -- Research on conservatism in Jena : the beginning and the end of an interdisciplinary research project / Ludwig Elm -- The dissolution of East German economic history at the Economic University in Berlin-Karlshorst : a typical Anschluss procedure / Jörg Roesler -- The dissolution of the Institute for Economic History at the Academy of Sciences / Axel Fair-Schulz -- Dismantling the GDR's historical scholarship : a case study of the University of Leipzig / Werner Röhr -- From "Imperialist class enemy" to "Partners in leadership" in 365 days? : East German American studies since 1989 / Rainer Schnoor -- Handling GDR colonial historiography / Ulrich van der Heyden -- Obscuring East Germany : the phantom menace of East Germany to social scientific understanding of post-reunified Germany / Marcus Aurin -- Conclusion : a note on research directions and literature / Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler -- Appendix : appeal from university professors and former German and Central European refugees, from Frankfurter Rundschau, September 11, 2002
Control code
ocn954134276
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781438465371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954134276
Label
East German historians since reunification : a discipline transformed, edited by Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler -- A different starting point, a different end : East and West German historiography after 1945 / Mario Kessler -- Where did historical studies in the German Democratic Republic stand at the eve of unification? / Georg G. Iggers -- The revenge of the Krupps? : reflections on the end of GDR historiography / William A. Pelz -- "Once upon a time ..." : losses in scholarly competence as a result of German unification / Helmut Meier -- German unification and the debate of the West German social sciences / Stefan Bollinger -- Anticommunist purge or democratic renewal? : the transformation of the Humboldt University, 1985-2000 / Konrad H. Jarausch -- Research on Fascism and antifascism in the GDR : a retrospective / Kurt Pätzold -- Painful transition and new research on the history of political parties in Germany / Manfred Weissbecker -- Research on conservatism in Jena : the beginning and the end of an interdisciplinary research project / Ludwig Elm -- The dissolution of East German economic history at the Economic University in Berlin-Karlshorst : a typical Anschluss procedure / Jörg Roesler -- The dissolution of the Institute for Economic History at the Academy of Sciences / Axel Fair-Schulz -- Dismantling the GDR's historical scholarship : a case study of the University of Leipzig / Werner Röhr -- From "Imperialist class enemy" to "Partners in leadership" in 365 days? : East German American studies since 1989 / Rainer Schnoor -- Handling GDR colonial historiography / Ulrich van der Heyden -- Obscuring East Germany : the phantom menace of East Germany to social scientific understanding of post-reunified Germany / Marcus Aurin -- Conclusion : a note on research directions and literature / Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler -- Appendix : appeal from university professors and former German and Central European refugees, from Frankfurter Rundschau, September 11, 2002
Control code
ocn954134276
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781438465371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954134276

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