Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture, and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western... read more
Part I. Foundations of Nazi Cultural History:
1. The 'Germanic' origins of western culture
3. The western tradition as political and patriotic
4. The western tradition as anti-Semitic
5. The archenemy incarnate
Part II. Blind to the Light:
6. Classicism romanticized
7. Intolerance toward enlightenment
8. Forging steel romanticism
9. Romantic music as 'our greatest legacy'
Part III. Modern Dilemmas:
10. Realist paradox and expressionist confusion
11. Nordic existentialists and volkish founders
12. Music after Wagner
Part IV. 'Holy' War and Weimar 'Crisis':
13. Heralds of the front experience
14. Weimar culture wars i: defending German spirit from 'circumcision'
15. Weimar culture wars ii: combating 'degeneracy'
Part V. Nazi 'Solutions':
16. 'Honour your German masters'
17. The Nazi 'Renaissance'
18. Kultur at war
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