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The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany: 1890 - 1990 / Edition 1

The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany: 1890 - 1990 / Edition 1

by Steven E. AschheimSteven E. Aschheim


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Countless attempts have been made to appropriate the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche for diverse cultural and political ends, but nowhere have these efforts been more sustained and of greater consequence than in Germany. Aschheim offers a magisterial chronicle of the philosopher's presence in German life and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520085558
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/25/1994
Series: Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steven E. Aschheim is Associate Professor of History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author of Brothers and Strangers: The East European Jew in German and German-Jewish Consciousness, 1800-1923 (1982).

Table of Contents


1. The Historian and the Legacy of Nietzsche
2. Germany and the Battle over Nietzsche,
3. The Not-So-Discrete Nietzscheanism of the
4. Nietzscheanism Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Institutionalized
5. Zarathustra in the Trenches: The Nietzsche
Myth, World War I, and the
Weimar Republic
6. Nietzschean Socialism: Left and Right
7. After the Death of God: Varieties of
Nietzschean Religion
8. Nietzsche in the Third Reich
9. National Socialism and the Nietzsche Debate:
Kulturkritik, Ideology, and History
10. Nietzscheanism, Germany, and Beyond

Afterword: Nietzsche and Nazism: Some
Methodological and Historical Reflections


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