The German Myth Of The East: 1800 …

The German Myth Of The East: 1800 To The Present

Examines the enduring fascination in modern German culture for the potentials and perils of neighboring lands to the east of Germany, over a long time span of two centuries. Across generations, a varied cast of German writers, artists, philosophers, diplomats, political leaders, generals, and Nazi racial fanatics imagined (often in very different ways) a special German mission in the East, forging a frontier myth that paralleled the American myths of the