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The Resource The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, Lionel Gossman, (electronic resource)

The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, Lionel Gossman, (electronic resource)

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The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler
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The passion of Max von Oppenheim
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archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler
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Lionel Gossman
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eng
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"Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East, while his massive study of the Bedouins is still consulted by scholars today. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country's pursuit of its "place in the sun". Excluded by his part-Jewish ancestry from the regular diplomatic service, Oppenheim earned a reputation as "the Kaiser's spy" because of his intriguing against the British in Cairo, as well as his plan, at the start of the First World War, to incite Muslims under British, French and Russian rule to a jihad against the colonial powers. After 1933, despite being half-Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, Oppenheim was not persecuted by the Nazis. In fact, he placed his knowledge of the Middle East and his connections with Muslim leaders at the service of the regime. Ranging widely over many fields—from war studies to archaeology and banking history—The Passion of Max von Oppenheim tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man's passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism."--
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  • Oppenheim, Max
  • Oppenheim, Max
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  • Germany
  • Middle East
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The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, Lionel Gossman, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliography and index
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Family background, diplomatic career, role in World War 1 -- 1. The Oppenheims -- 2. The Charm of the Orient -- 3. Attaché in Cairo. "The Kaiser's Spy" -- 4. The Spectre of Pan-Islamism and Jihad. The Background of Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift betreffend die Revolutionierung der islamischen Gebiete Unserer Feinde -- 5. Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift -- 6. Promoter of German Economic Expansion and the Berlin-Baghdad Railway -- Part II. The archaeologist: Tell Halaf -- 7. Discovery and Excavation, Publications and Critical Reception -- 8. Financial Difficulties. The Fate of the Tell Halaf Finds -- Part III."The Kaiser's Spy" under National Socialism . "Leben im NS-Staat" -- 9. Questions -- 10. The Oppenheims and their Bank under National Socialism 11. Waldemar and Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim, so-called "Quarter-Jews", during the National Socialist Regime: Work for the Abwehr (German Counter-Intelligence) and Association with the Conservative "Widerstand" (German Resistance) -- 12. Max von Oppenheim, "Half-Jew," during the National Socialist Regime -- (i) Oppenheim and the Race Question -- (ii) Support of the Regime -- 13. Plotting for Nazi Germany. Oppenheim's Role in the Middle East Policy of the Third Reich -- 14. Max von Oppenheim's Last Years -- Part IV. Max Von Oppenheim's relation to National Socialism in context. Some responses of "non-Aryan” Germans to National Socialism-- 15. Two Jewish Organizations: the Verband nationaldeutscher Juden(Association of German National Jews) and the Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten (Jewish War Veterans Association) -- 16. Some Individuals: Schoeps, Pevsner, Kantorowicz, Landmann -- 17. By Way of Conclusion -- Appendix of originals and translations of passages quoted -- Index of names
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xb21066322
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1 online resource (416 pages)
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electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781909254244
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations.
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remote
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(OCoLC)849594484
Terms governing use
Unless otherwise stated, all contents of this book are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license. For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
Label
The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, Lionel Gossman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0030
Publication
Copyright
Note
Available through Open Book Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Family background, diplomatic career, role in World War 1 -- 1. The Oppenheims -- 2. The Charm of the Orient -- 3. Attaché in Cairo. "The Kaiser's Spy" -- 4. The Spectre of Pan-Islamism and Jihad. The Background of Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift betreffend die Revolutionierung der islamischen Gebiete Unserer Feinde -- 5. Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift -- 6. Promoter of German Economic Expansion and the Berlin-Baghdad Railway -- Part II. The archaeologist: Tell Halaf -- 7. Discovery and Excavation, Publications and Critical Reception -- 8. Financial Difficulties. The Fate of the Tell Halaf Finds -- Part III."The Kaiser's Spy" under National Socialism . "Leben im NS-Staat" -- 9. Questions -- 10. The Oppenheims and their Bank under National Socialism 11. Waldemar and Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim, so-called "Quarter-Jews", during the National Socialist Regime: Work for the Abwehr (German Counter-Intelligence) and Association with the Conservative "Widerstand" (German Resistance) -- 12. Max von Oppenheim, "Half-Jew," during the National Socialist Regime -- (i) Oppenheim and the Race Question -- (ii) Support of the Regime -- 13. Plotting for Nazi Germany. Oppenheim's Role in the Middle East Policy of the Third Reich -- 14. Max von Oppenheim's Last Years -- Part IV. Max Von Oppenheim's relation to National Socialism in context. Some responses of "non-Aryan” Germans to National Socialism-- 15. Two Jewish Organizations: the Verband nationaldeutscher Juden(Association of German National Jews) and the Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten (Jewish War Veterans Association) -- 16. Some Individuals: Schoeps, Pevsner, Kantorowicz, Landmann -- 17. By Way of Conclusion -- Appendix of originals and translations of passages quoted -- Index of names
Control code
xb21066322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (416 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781909254244
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849594484
Terms governing use
Unless otherwise stated, all contents of this book are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license. For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.

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