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The Resource Greeks, Romans, Germans : how the Nazis usurped Europe's classical past, Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Richard R. Nybakken

Greeks, Romans, Germans : how the Nazis usurped Europe's classical past, Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Richard R. Nybakken

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Greeks, Romans, Germans : how the Nazis usurped Europe's classical past
Title
Greeks, Romans, Germans
Title remainder
how the Nazis usurped Europe's classical past
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Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Richard R. Nybakken
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Much has been written about the conditions that made possible Hitler's rise and the Nazi takeover of Germany, but when we tell the story of the National Socialist Party, should we not also speak of Julius Caesar and Pericles? Greeks, Romans, Germans argues that to fully understand the racist, violent end of the Nazi regime, we must examine its appropriation of the heroes and lessons of the ancient world. When Hitler told the assembled masses that they were a people with no past, he meant that they had no past following their humiliation in World War I of which to be proud. The Nazis' constant use of classical antiquity--in official speeches, film, state architecture, the press, and state-sponsored festivities--conferred on them the prestige and heritage of Greece and Rome that the modern German people so desperately needed. At the same time, the lessons of antiquity served as a warning: Greece and Rome fell because they were incapable of protecting the purity of their blood against mixing and infiltration. To regain their rightful place in the world, the Nazis had to make all-out war on Germany's enemies, within and without"--Provided by publisher
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Chapoutot, Johann
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Nybakken, Richard R.
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The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
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  • National socialism
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Germany
Label
Greeks, Romans, Germans : how the Nazis usurped Europe's classical past, Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Richard R. Nybakken
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Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Origins myths : ex septentrione lux -- A Nordic Mediterranean : Greece, Rome, and the north, between German cousins -- Mens sana : antiquity, the humanities, and German youth -- From stone to flesh : the body of the new Aryan man between aesthetics and eugenics -- The racial state and totalitarian society : Plato as philosopher-king, or the Third Reich as second Sparta -- From empire to reich : the lessons of Roman rule and Classical colonialism -- History as racial struggle : the clash of civilizations between east and west in antiquity -- Volkstod or Rassenselbstmord : how civilizations die -- The choreography of the end : aesthetism, nihilism, and the choreography of the final catastrophe
Control code
ocn945028474
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9780520275720
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945028474
Label
Greeks, Romans, Germans : how the Nazis usurped Europe's classical past, Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Richard R. Nybakken
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
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
Origins myths : ex septentrione lux -- A Nordic Mediterranean : Greece, Rome, and the north, between German cousins -- Mens sana : antiquity, the humanities, and German youth -- From stone to flesh : the body of the new Aryan man between aesthetics and eugenics -- The racial state and totalitarian society : Plato as philosopher-king, or the Third Reich as second Sparta -- From empire to reich : the lessons of Roman rule and Classical colonialism -- History as racial struggle : the clash of civilizations between east and west in antiquity -- Volkstod or Rassenselbstmord : how civilizations die -- The choreography of the end : aesthetism, nihilism, and the choreography of the final catastrophe
Control code
ocn945028474
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9780520275720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945028474

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