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Social Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia by Reinhard Schulze pdf download

Social Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia by Reinhard Schulze pdf download. In the summer of 1986, a fierce controversy erupted among German historians. Under the headline “The past that does not want to pass on”, which was both appropriate and momentous, Ernst Nolte triggered a major controversy that had two essential aspects. On the one hand, there was the question raised in his article whether the National Socialists’ annihilation of European Jews was a singular crime, or whether the ‘Gulag Archipelago’ was not, in fact, to be regarded as more primal than Auschwitz.

Social Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia by Reinhard Schulze pdf download

1 On the other, the quarrel struck a sensitive nerve regarding the place the most controversial aspect of German history, the Third Reich, occupies or rather should occupy in German historical literature.The debate, sometimes articulated with extreme acrimony and polemic, was neither the first nor last of its kind, not even in the context of German history.

Social Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia by Reinhard Schulze pdf download

One need only think back to the 1960s and the quarrel about the strategic aims of the German Reich in the First World War,2 or the discussion after the fall of the Berlin Wall concerning the assessment of the State Security files of the former GDR to find further examples of the correlation of historical debates and national identity—and of the impossibility of reaching a definitive answer to questions of this kind. All these controversies illustrate how capable history, or rather its putatively “correct” interpretation, is of waking emotions that sometimes tend to manifest themselves in terms of personal attacks. This also, perhaps, holds even more true for academics, who claim to regard their professional endeavours sine iraet studio.

Social Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia by Reinhard Schulze pdf download

Social Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia by Reinhard Schulze pdf download

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