Download Sound diplomacy : music and emotions in German-American by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht PDF

By Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht

The German-American courting used to be certain lengthy ahead of the chilly struggle; it used to be rooted no longer easily in political activities, but additionally long term traditions of cultural alternate that date again to the 19th century. among 1850 and 1910, the U.S. was once a emerging superstar within the foreign enviornment, and several other eu countries sought to bolster their ties to the republic by means of championing their very own cultures in the US. whereas France capitalized on its paintings and Britain on its social ties and literature, Germany promoted its specific breed of classical music.
Delving right into a treasure trove of documents that record cross-cultural interactions among the United States and Germany, Jessica Gienow-Hecht retraces those efforts to export tradition as an tool of nongovernmental international relations, paying specific cognizance to the position of conductors, and uncovers the amazing heritage of the musician as a cultural image of German cosmopolitanism. thought of sexually appealing and emotionally expressive, German gamers and conductors acted as a military of casual ambassadors for his or her domestic nation, and Gienow-Hecht argues that their acceptance within the usa lead the way for an emotional non-obligatory affinity that survived damaged treaties and a number of other wars and maintains to the present.

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By Michael Howard

Исследование одного из наиболее судьбоносных конфликтов в Европейской истории XIX века. Конфликта, изменившего не только систему государств Европейского континента, но и всего климата европейской морали и политической мысли. Подавляющий триумф немецкой военной мощи, вызывавший у современников смесь восхищения и ужаса, а также стремление к подражанию, стал началом эпохи политики силы, достигшей своей драматической кульминации в 1914 г.Образцы сканов:

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Download Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners 'Tristan' by Ernst Kurth PDF

By Ernst Kurth

Excerpt from Romantische Harmonik und Ihre Krise in Wagners "Tristan"

Bewußte und unbewußte Kräfte in der Gestaltung des Stil ausdrucks. Ihre Auseinandersetzung im klassischen und im romantischen Weltbild. Die Ausstrahlungen des romanti schen Ausdruckswillens. Die Hinwendung ans Unbewußte.

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Download Frommer's Germany 2004 by Darwin Porter PDF

By Darwin Porter

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Download After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995 by Konrad H. Jarausch PDF

By Konrad H. Jarausch

Within the spring of 1945, because the German military fell in defeat and the realm first discovered of the unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust, few may have anticipated that, merely part a century later, the Germans may end up a wealthy humans on the vanguard of peaceable ecu integration. How did the Germans be capable of get over the shattering adventure of defeat in international struggle II and rehabilitate themselves from the disgrace and horror of the Holocaust? In After Hitler, Konrad H. Jarausch exhibits how Germany's selection to stress civility and civil society, destroyed by way of the Nazi regime, helped fix the demoralized kingdom through the post-war interval. in contrast to different highbrow inquiries into German efforts to accommodate the Nazi earlier, After Hitler essentially specializes in the sensible classes a disoriented humans drew from their prior misdeeds, and their fight to create a brand new society with a honest and deep dedication to human rights. After Hitler deals a accomplished view of the breathtaking transformation of the Germans from the defeated Nazi accomplices and Holocaust perpetrators of 1945 to the civilized, democratic humans of latest Germany.

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