The German Genius

In this fascinating cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world.

The German Genius

The German Genius

From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and engineers were leading their freshly-unified country to new and undreamed of heights, and by 1933, they had won more Nobel prizes than anyone else and more than the British and Americans combined. But this genius was cut down in its prime with the rise and subsequent fall of Adolf Hitler and his fascist Third Reich-a legacy of evil that has overshadowed the nation's contributions ever since. Yet how did the Germans achieve their pre-eminence beginning in the mid-18th century? In this fascinating cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world. As he convincingly demonstarates, while we may hold other European cultures in higher esteem, it was German thinking-from Bach to Nietzsche to Freud-that actually shaped modern America and Britain in ways that resonate today.

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The German Genius
Language: en
Pages: 992
Authors: Peter Watson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-16 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In
The German Genius
Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Brij Mohan Toofan
Categories: Germany
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher:

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The Genius of the German Theater
Language: en
Pages: 638
Authors: Martin Esslin
Categories: English drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher:

German plays from the mid-20th century. For contents, see Author Catalog.
German Genius in the Novelle ...
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lambert Armour Shears
Categories: English drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1927 - Publisher:

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The Inspirational Genius of Germany
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Matthew Potter
Categories: Art, British
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-08 - Publisher:

The inspirational genius of Germany explores the neglected issue of the cultural influence of Germany upon Britain between 1850 and 1939. While the impact on Britain of German Romanticism has been extensively mapped, the reception of the more ideologically problematic German culture of the later period has been neither fully

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