Confronting History: A Memoir

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - 219 עמודים
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Just two weeks before his death in January 1999, George L. Mosse, one of this century's great historians, finished writing his memoir, a fascinating and fluent account of a remarkable life that spanned three continents and many of the major events of the twentieth century. Writing about the events of his life through a historian's lens, Mosse gives us a personal history of our century. This is a story told with the clarity, passion, and verve that entranced thousands of Mosse's students and that countless readers have found, and will continue to find, in his many scholarly books.

Confronting History describes Mosse's opulent childhood in Weimar Berlin; his exile in Paris and England, including boarding school and study at Cambridge University; his second exile in the U.S. at Haverford, Harvard, Iowa, and Wisconsin; and his extended stays in London and Jerusalem. Mosse also deals with matters of personal identity. He discusses being a Jew and his attachment to Israel and Zionism. He addresses his gayness, his coming out, and his growing scholarly interest in issues of sexuality.

This touching memoir, sometimes harrowing, often humorous, is guided in part by Mosse's belief that “what man is, only history tells,” and by his constant themes of the fate of liberalism, the defining events that can bring about the generational political awakenings of youth (from the anti-fascism struggles of the 1930s to the campus anti-war movement of the 1960s), the meanings of masculinity and racial and sexual stereotypes, the enigma of exile, and—most of all—the importance of finding one's self through the pursuit of truth, and through an honest and unflinching analysis of one's place in the context of his times.

 

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CONFRONTING HISTORY: A Memoir

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A richly enjoyable autobiography of the esteemed cultural historian.Mosse (1918-99) was born into a wealthy German-Jewish family in Prussia. Young George grew up in rather grand, if lonely, family ... קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

On Native Ground
3
The Setting
7
Portrait by Max Oppenheimer 1927
8
With cousins at Schenkendorf 1929
14
Family Matters
19
Grandfather Rudolf Mosse with his brothers 1891
24
With grandmother Emilie Mosse
30
Spartacists occupying the Mosse Haus 1919
41
Political Awakenings
94
Gaining a Foothold
113
The Iowa Years
129
With car keys presented by students 1954
141
Finally Home
150
At the University of Wisconsin 1961
162
Confronting History
171
Journey to Jerusalem
187

On vacation with Rudolf and Hilde
49
Building Character in Salem
53
Experiencing Exile
71
Chamonix 1939
89
London as Home
203
The Past as Present
212
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מידע על המחבר (2000)

George L. Mosse (1918–99) was the John C. Bascom Professor of European History and Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was also the Koebner Professor of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was selected as the first scholar-in-residence at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He wrote more than two dozen books, including Nationalism and Sexuality, Toward the Final Solution, and Nazi Culture: Intellectual, Cultural, and Social Life in the Third Reich, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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