Textual Memory

Five Hundred Years of German Intellectual History

By P.E. Kerry

This book explores how literary, operatic, and cinematic texts can be productively examined by historians. Such texts give insights into how specific ideas were understood at a certain time and, by analyzing how these sources are thrown into relief, historians can gain fresh perspectives. After considering the relationship between history and texts theoretically, a set of case studies examines how these texts address significant aspects of German intellectual history, including the idea of resistance, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Zionism, and Holocaust representation. (Series: Geschichte - Vol. 58)

208 pages

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Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825880408