Moses und Homer
Griechen, Juden, Deutsche: Eine andere Geschichte der deutschen Kultur
[Moses and Homer: Greeks, Jews, Germans – A Different History of German Culture]
Aims and Scope
Jewish tradition has been largely repressed from German cultural memory. From educating the aesthetic person to the Shoah, the book traces the development of a discourse that idealized the “beautiful person” and the “creative individual” and thereby led to the suppression of monotheism and the foundation of a secular religiosity, paving the way toward the “völkisch” ideology of National Socialism.
- 384 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Anti-Semitism; reception of antiquity; monotheism; the idea of the Volk; Enlightenment; Johann Joachim Winkelmann; Friedrich Hölderlin; Heinrich Heine; Gottfried Benn; Gertrud Kantorowicz