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The Resource The apocalypse in Germany, Klaus Vondung ; translated from the German by Stephen D. Ricks

The apocalypse in Germany, Klaus Vondung ; translated from the German by Stephen D. Ricks

Label
The apocalypse in Germany
Title
The apocalypse in Germany
Statement of responsibility
Klaus Vondung ; translated from the German by Stephen D. Ricks
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"A cross-disciplinary study, The Apocalypse in Germany analyzes fundamental aspects of the apocalypse as a religious, political, and aesthetic phenomenon. Author Klaus Vondung draws from religious, philosophical, and political texts, as well as works of art and literature. Using classic Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts as symbolic and historical paradigms, Vondung determines the structural characteristics and the typical images of the apocalyptic worldview. He clarifies the relationship between apocalyptic visions and utopian speculations and explores the question of whether modern apocalypses can be viewed as secularizations of the Judeo-Christian models." "Examining sources from the eighteenth century to the present, Vondung considers the origins of German nationalism, World War I, National Socialism, and the apocalyptic tendencies in Marxism as well as German literature - from the fin di siecle to postmodernism. His analysis of the existential dimension of the apocalypse explores the circumstances under which particular individuals become apocalyptic visionaries and explains why the apocalyptic tradition is so prevalent in Germany." "The Apocalypse in Germany offers an interdisciplinary perspective that will appeal to a broad audience. This book will also be of value to readers with an interest in German studies, as it clarifies that riddles of Germany's turbulent history and examines the profile of German culture, particularly in the past century."--Jacket
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DLC
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Vondung, Klaus
Dewey number
943/.001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD97
LC item number
.V6613 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • History
  • Nationalism
  • German literature
  • Apocalyptic art
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Germany
Label
The apocalypse in Germany, Klaus Vondung ; translated from the German by Stephen D. Ricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History Must Have Meaning, So Meaning Is Created
  • "World History Is the Last Judgment"
  • Movements
  • The Birth of Nationalism from the Spirit of the Apocalypse
  • From Holy Spirit to National Spirit
  • Protest and Futility
  • "Our Army and Navy Are Also a Spiritual Power": The Apocalypse of 1914
  • An Epilogue--"German Spirit: Sieg Heil!"
  • The Spirit of Utopia
  • Aesthetics of the Apocalypse
  • Approaches
  • Forms
  • Images: Torrents of Mud and Crystal
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Rhetoric: Consolation and Agitation
  • Representations
  • Dreams of Death and Destruction
  • "If War Came! Oh, for Something Higher ... ": Visions of the New Man
  • Shaping the Shapeless
  • "Paradise Is Won in Every Form": Redemption through Art
  • Surrender of the Imagination?
  • How Exciting the Vision of the New World Is! Or, What Ernst Toller Connects with John of Patmos
  • The Existential Apocalypse
  • Transformation and Revolt
  • Lust for Power and the Spirit of Sacrifice
  • The Last and the First
  • Is the New Jerusalem a Utopia?
  • Can the Apocalypse Be Secularized?
  • Symbols and Experiences
  • The Apocalyptic View of History
  • Structures
  • History Has No Meaning; Therefore, It Must Be Destroyed
Control code
44046760
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780826212924
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00032558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The apocalypse in Germany, Klaus Vondung ; translated from the German by Stephen D. Ricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History Must Have Meaning, So Meaning Is Created
  • "World History Is the Last Judgment"
  • Movements
  • The Birth of Nationalism from the Spirit of the Apocalypse
  • From Holy Spirit to National Spirit
  • Protest and Futility
  • "Our Army and Navy Are Also a Spiritual Power": The Apocalypse of 1914
  • An Epilogue--"German Spirit: Sieg Heil!"
  • The Spirit of Utopia
  • Aesthetics of the Apocalypse
  • Approaches
  • Forms
  • Images: Torrents of Mud and Crystal
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Rhetoric: Consolation and Agitation
  • Representations
  • Dreams of Death and Destruction
  • "If War Came! Oh, for Something Higher ... ": Visions of the New Man
  • Shaping the Shapeless
  • "Paradise Is Won in Every Form": Redemption through Art
  • Surrender of the Imagination?
  • How Exciting the Vision of the New World Is! Or, What Ernst Toller Connects with John of Patmos
  • The Existential Apocalypse
  • Transformation and Revolt
  • Lust for Power and the Spirit of Sacrifice
  • The Last and the First
  • Is the New Jerusalem a Utopia?
  • Can the Apocalypse Be Secularized?
  • Symbols and Experiences
  • The Apocalyptic View of History
  • Structures
  • History Has No Meaning; Therefore, It Must Be Destroyed
Control code
44046760
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780826212924
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00032558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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