Rereading German History: From Unification to Reunification, 1800-1996

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NOTES
1
Stefan Berger, ‘Historians and Nation-building in Germany after Reunification’, Past and Present, 148 (1995), pp. 187-222.
2
Rainer Zitelman, Hitler: Selbstverständnis eines Revolutionärs (Hamburg, 1987); Ernst Nolte, Der europäische Bürgerkrieg (Berlin, 1988); and for Stürmer and the other participants in the Historikerstreit, Richard J. Evans, In Hitler’s Shadow. West German Historians and the Attempt to Escape from the Nazi Past (New York, 1989). For Nipperdey, see Chapter 3, above. For geopolitics, see HansUlrich Wehler, ‘Renaissance der Geopolitik?’, in idem, Preussen ist wieder chic (Frankfurt, 1983).
3
One of the most notorious, Hellmut Diwald’s Geschichte der Deutschen, was published in Frankfurt in 1978.
4
For an account of this dispute, see Hans-Ulrich Wehler, ‘Zur Lage der Geschichtswissenschaft in der Bundesrepublik 1949-1979’, in idem, Historische Sozialwissenschaft und Geschichtsschreibung. Studien zu Aufgaben und Traditionen deutscher Geschichtswissenschaft (Göttingen, 1980), pp. 13-41.
5
See for example Hans-Peter Schwarz, Die gezähmten Deutschen. Von der Machtbesessennheit zur Machtvergessenheit (Stuttgart, 1985).
6
Konrad H. Jarausch, ‘Die Postnationale Nation: Zum Identitätswandel der Deutschen 1945-1995’, Historicum. Zeitschrift für Geschichte (Vienna), Spring 1995, pp. 30-5.
7
Karlheinz Weissmann, Der Weg in den Abgrund. Deutschland unter Hitler 1933-1945, Propyläen Deutsche Geschichte, Vol. 9 (Berlin, 1995). See the balanced critique by Ulrich Herbert, ‘Die “selbstbewusste Nation” und der Nationalsozialismus’, Die Zeit, 49 (1 December, 1995), p. 24.
8
Christian Jansen, ‘Offener Angriff oder politische Mimikry?’, Die Tageszeitung, 12 December 1995.
9
See Jürgen Kocka, ‘Deutche Geschichte vor Hitler: Zur Diskussion über den “deutschen Sonderweg”’, in idem, Geschichte und Aufklärung (Göttingen, 1989), pp. 101-13.
10
Jürgen Kocka, Die Auswirkungen der deutschen Einigung auf die Geschichtsund Sozialwissenschaften (Bonn, 1992), p. 18.
11
David Blackbourn and Geoff Eley, The Peculiarities of German History (Oxford, 1984).
12
Lawrence Stone, ‘The Revival of Narrative: Reflections on a New Old History’, Past and Present, 85 (1979), pp. 3-24.
13
Hans-Ulrich Wehler, Aus der Geschichte lernen? (Munich, 1988), esp. pp. 115-30.
14
For a guide to this situation, see Elizabeth Harvey, ‘Elections, Mass Politics and Social Change in Germany 1890-1945: New Perspectives’, Conference report in German History, Vol. 8 (1990), pp. 325-33.
15
See the debate in Franz-Josef Brüggemeier and Jürgen Kocka (eds), Geschichte von unten—Geschichte von innen’. Kontroversen um die Alltagsgeschichte (Hagen, 1985).
16
Gert Zang, Die unaufhaltsame Annäherung an das Einzelne (Konstanz, 1985).
17
Alain Corbin, Pesthauch und Blütenduft (Berlin, 1984).
18
See in general Lynn Hunt (ed.), The New Cultural History (Berkeley, Calif., 1989).
19
For a useful general discussion in the British context, see Raphael Samuel, The Return of History’, London Review of Books, 14 June 1900, pp. 9-12. See also the discussion of exhibitions in German History, Vol. 1 (1984), and the account of Bitburg in Evans, In Hitler’s Shadow, pp. 16-17.

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