The Second World War and Beyond
HerausgeberInnen: Frank Jacob und Kenneth Pearl
With the end of the Second World War, all its violence, war crimes, and sufferings as well as the atomic threat of the Cold War period, societies began to gradually remember wars in a different way. The glorious or honorable element of the age of nationalism was transformed into a rather dunning one, while peace movements demanded an end of war itself.
To analyze these changes and to show how war was remembered after the end of the Second World War, the present volume assembles the work of international specialists who deal with this particular question from different national and international perspectives. The contributions analyze the role of soldiers, perpetrators, and victims of different conflicts, including the Second World War. They show which motivational settings led to the erection of war memorials reflecting the values and historical traditions of the second half of the 20th and the 21st centuries. Thus, this interdisciplinary volume explores how war is commemorated and how its actors and victims are perceived around the globe.
Christopher R. Browning and Holocaust Historiography
Reflecting on the work of one of the field’s most influential scholars, the twenty essays in this book explore the evolution and application of Holocaust historiography, identify key insights into genocidal settings and point to gaps in our knowledge of humanity’s most haunting problem.Why do they kill?The publication in 1992 of Christopher R. Browning’s “Ordinary Men” raised crucial, previously unasked questions about the Holocaust: what made the members of a German police battalion – “middle-aged family men of working- and lower-class background” – become mass murderers of Jewish children, women, and men? How does motivation tie in with other factors that prompt participation in the “final solution”? And what can survivor accounts convey about genocide perpetration? Reflecting on the work of one of the field’s most influential scholars, the twenty essays in this book explore the evolution and application of Holocaust historiography, identify key insights into genocidal settings and point to gaps in our knowledge of humanity’s most haunting problem.
HerausgeberInnen: Peter Schallenberg und Arnd Küppers
Was ist das Fundament und was der letzte Sinn unserer Wirtschafts- und Sozialordnung? 70 Jahre soziale Marktwirtschaft laden dazu ein, ihre christlich-sozialethische Grundierung wieder neu in den Blick zu nehmen.
200 Jahre nach der Geburt von Karl Marx und 10 Jahre nach der Finanzkrise sind die Fragen nach einer gerechten Gestaltung des Wirtschaftssystems von bleibender Aktualität. Aus der Perspektive katholischer Soziallehre gibt es keine ausbuchstabierte christliche Ökonomie. Auf der Grundlage ihrer Prinzipien ist allerdings nur ein Wirtschaftsmodell vertretbar, das gleichermaßen freiheitlich wie auch gerecht und solidarisch ausgestaltet ist. Die Frage nach den ethischen Grundlagen einer Marktwirtschaft, die das Prädikat „sozial“ trägt, soll hier neu gestellt werden. Dieser Band gibt darauf Antworten aus der Perspektive der Christlichen Sozialethik und der Moraltheologie.
New Perspectives in a New Era
In the #MeToo era, the scourge of sexual violence in society has come into new focus. It has become clear that women and men have been, and are, victimized to an extent that many had previously not realized. But this invisibility has largely been aided by a history of silencing victims and of impunity for perpetrators. Wartime and military sexual violence has similar patterns of invisibility, silence and impunity. Furthermore, sexual violence in wartime and beyond is a phenomenon that cannot be divorced from broader social, economic and political issues. It is this dual focus on sexual violence itself and its contexualization that lies at the heart of this volume. This volume probes new directions in understanding sexual violence during conflict, as well as analyzing ethnicity, masculinity and their relationships to sexual violence.
An Analysis of De trinitate 8-10 in Light of De spiritu et littera
This innovative study makes a fresh contribution to Augustine’s study of grace and the Trinity. Through a close historical-contextual analysis of De trinitate 8-10 and De spiritu et littera, the dissertation demonstrates that a crucial pattern of ‘love rescuing knowledge’ can be seen to be present in both works. Augustine is also shown, in both works, to have a keen interest in discussing the theme of human perfection.In uncovering linkages between Augustine’s reflections on grace and the Trinity in these works, as well as in his other writings, this study makes the wider claim that these two famous theological themes should be explored in concert with one another, rather than be treated separately. The nascent Pelagian controversy is considered as an important historical background, and the dissertation makes use of the most up-to-date scholarship on Platonism and biblical exegesis.
Die Antinapoleonischen Kriege in der deutschen Erinnerung
Dieses Buch erkundet die umkämpften deutschen Erinnerungen an die sogenannten Befreiungskriege gegen Napoleon (1813–1815) im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Die Zeit der Antinapoleonischen Kriege zwischen 1806 und 1815 nahm lange eine Schlüsselposition in der Geschichtsschreibung und im nationalen Gedächtnis des deutschsprachigen Raums ein, da die kollektive Erinnerung an diese Kriege eine zentrale Bedeutung für die Ausformung von konkurrierenden Vorstellungen der deutschen Nation und Nationalidentität hatte. Diese Erinnerung wurde nicht nur von politischen Interessen, sondern auch von regionalen, sozialen und geschlechtsspezifischen Differenzen geformt. Das Buch untersucht das umkämpfte Gedächtnis nicht nur anhand der populären, militärischen und akademischen Geschichtsschreibung, sondern auch sehr viel breitenwirksamerer Erinnerungsmedien wie Memoiren und Romane sowie kultureller Praktiken, insbesondere Feiern und Symbolen.
AutorIn: Paolo Astorri
It is clear that the Lutheran Reformation greatly contributed to changes in theological and legal ideas – but what was the extent of its impact on the field of contract law? Legal historians have extensively studied the contract doctrines developed by Roman Catholic theologians and canonists; however, they have largely neglected Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Johann Aepinus, Martin Chemnitz, Friedrich Balduin and many other reformers. This book focuses on those neglected voices of the Reformation, exploring their role in the history of contract law. These men mapped out general principles to counter commercial fraud and dictated norms to regulate standard economic transactions. The most learned jurists, such as Matthias Coler, Peter Heige, Benedict Carpzov, and Samuel Stryk, among others, studied these theological teachings and implemented them in legal tenets. Theologians and jurists thus cooperated in resolving contract law problems, especially those concerning interest and usury.
Today, we particularly encounter the Mediterranean Other in the “refugee”. Scientific, political and public discourses on the Mediterranean are — continuously or most recently? — determined by hegemonial perspectives. Considering other perceptions, interpretations and representations seems to be impossible in light of financial crises, the new South, blurring borders and unclear securities. The contributions in this volume dispute this form of thinking. The research papers do not only encourage the reader to critically examine current political developments. They also provide a framework for Mediterranean minorities, nongovernmental groups and diasporas in search of their own voice. With contributions by Cristina Balma Tivola, Julia Blandfort, Paolo Giaccaria, Shlomo Lotan, Anna Piotrowska, Kristin Platt, Christopher Schliephake, Paul Silverstein, Anna Tozzi Di Marco, Felix Wiedemann.
Rivers in the Mediterranean have always been hotspots of social formation. From antiquity to the present, rivers were important sources of fresh water, transport routes and energy suppliers as well as spaces of interaction between sea, coast and hinterland. This volume takes up recent debates on the spatial turn and global history, which have fundamentally changed notions of the Mediterranean as a natural given and of larger areas as well-defined entities. After an introduction to the relevant research contexts, it offers a collection of articles on the conceptualization of river histories, the Mediterranean and its rivers, and river studies from around the globe
Der Blick der Besatzer 1940-1944
AutorIn: Bernd Wegner
Paris nimmt unter den im Zweiten Weltkrieg besetzten Städten einen besonderen Platz ein: Für die deutschen Besatzer war die Stadt ein von vielerlei Klischees besetzter Sehnsuchtsort, für die Pariser ein Raum gefährlicher Balance zwischen Widerstand und Kollaboration.Bernd Wegners Buch zeichnet ein Bild davon, wie deutsche Soldaten und zivile Besatzer Paris in den Jahren des Krieges sahen. Die französische Hauptstadt in deutscher Hand – das war keine gemeinsame Realität, sondern eine Fülle konkurrierender, oftmals widersprüchlicher Erfahrungen. Wegner gibt in seiner dokumentarischen Collage einer größtmöglichen Vielfalt zeitgenössischer Stimmen und Bilder Raum. Im kritischen Blick des Historikers werden diese Eindrücke vom Leben der Besatzer zwischen Siegeseuphorie und Zukunftsangst in ihrer Doppeldeutigkeit erkennbar: Sie zeigen auf den ersten Blick nur das, was die Besatzer sehen und berichten wollten. Aber dennoch scheint hinter Ihnen die harsche Wirklichkeit einer besetzten Stadt auf.