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The Nationalization of the Masses: Political Symbolism and Mass Movements in Germany from the Napoleonic Wars through the Third Reich

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Paperback, 252 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Howard Fertig (first published 1974)
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AC
Nov 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
George Mosse (pronounced Máh-zee) is perhaps responsible for the modern revolution in fascist studies, that began with the launching of the Journal of Contemporary History in 1980 (Mosse published a volume of memoirs a few years ago: http://tinyurl.com/2fgbuz8).

This is one of his earlier books, and it is seminal. Mosse often seems to speak ex cathedra, and so modern scholars may not always realize the deep learning and deep sensibility that his books contain; and it is also true that -- though
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M Shain
An excellent review of the cultural traditions of the Germanic peoples after the Napoleonic Wars. Deepens one's understanding of the grass-roots organizational trends that were manipulated by political systems (NSDAP in particular) in order to shore up support. Dr. Mosse shows how the Nazis both reinvented and/or exerted control over a variety of cultural mechanisms in order to insert party doctrine into every-day life. A revealing and interesting study for anyone interested the roots of demagog ...more
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Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very good explanation about why the nazism triumph
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molto molto interessante....la spiegazione, in parte , di come la germania abbia accolto il nazismo come una tradizione popolare
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German-born American social and cultural historian.

Mosse authored 25 books on a variety of fields, from English constitutional law, Lutheran theology, to the history of fascism, Jewish history, and the history of masculinity.

He was perhaps best-known for his books and articles that redefined the discussion and interpretation of Nazism.
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