George L. Mosse's books

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George L Gregory
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George L. Mosse's books

Post by George L Gregory » 17 Jul 2021 00:20

Has anyone read any of his books? If so, what did you think?

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Re: George L. Mosse's books

Post by J. Duncan » 17 Jul 2021 01:46

:roll: I like Mosse’s books and highly recommend them.
They are fairly objective too. Mosse kept a mostly detached attitude so despite being Jewish and homosexual, his books are not filled with a lot of emotionally laden exclamations so common in books written now.
Some titles to consider:
“Nazi Culture” is a compilation of writings by National Socialists.
“Nationalism and Sexuality” - book on history of European morality
“The Image of Man” - good book on masculinity and maleness in Fascism and NS.
“Fallen Soldiers” - Fascist memory on WWI
“Crisis of German Ideology” - on philosophical roots of Nazi Germany, various proto-ideologues.
“Jews and Germans” - search for a “Third Force” from Fascism and Communism.
“Toward the Final Solution: History of European Racism” - great overview / history.

Mosse poses many questions in his books which he then tries to answer - he had a deep perception and a penetrating analysis of nationalism, fascism, and national socialism.

Mosse taught college and has a very high reputation in academia. Long dead, there are “George Mosse” depts. of history. He was descended from the famous Mosse Publishing Berlin. His family fled Germany under Hitler.

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Re: George L. Mosse's books

Post by Michael Miller » 17 Jul 2021 13:54

J. Duncan wrote:
17 Jul 2021 01:46
:roll: I like Mosse’s books and highly recommend them.
They are fairly objective too. Mosse kept a mostly detached attitude so despite being Jewish and homosexual, his books are not filled with a lot of emotionally laden exclamations so common in books written now.
Some titles to consider:
“Nazi Culture” is a compilation of writings by National Socialists.
“Nationalism and Sexuality” - book on history of European morality
“The Image of Man” - good book on masculinity and maleness in Fascism and NS.
“Fallen Soldiers” - Fascist memory on WWI
“Crisis of German Ideology” - on philosophical roots of Nazi Germany, various proto-ideologues.
“Jews and Germans” - search for a “Third Force” from Fascism and Communism.
“Toward the Final Solution: History of European Racism” - great overview / history.

Mosse poses many questions in his books which he then tries to answer - he had a deep perception and a penetrating analysis of nationalism, fascism, and national socialism.

Mosse taught college and has a very high reputation in academia. Long dead, there are “George Mosse” depts. of history. He was descended from the famous Mosse Publishing Berlin. His family fled Germany under Hitler.
An excellent summary. Thank you.
I've read some passages from Mosse's works, and used a few excerpts from Nazi Culture in my own books, but never any of them in their entirety. I'll need to order some of those you've listed.

~ Mike

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Re: George L. Mosse's books

Post by George L Gregory » 18 Jul 2021 00:19

J. Duncan wrote:
17 Jul 2021 01:46
:roll: I like Mosse’s books and highly recommend them.
They are fairly objective too. Mosse kept a mostly detached attitude so despite being Jewish and homosexual, his books are not filled with a lot of emotionally laden exclamations so common in books written now.
Some titles to consider:
“Nazi Culture” is a compilation of writings by National Socialists.
“Nationalism and Sexuality” - book on history of European morality
“The Image of Man” - good book on masculinity and maleness in Fascism and NS.
“Fallen Soldiers” - Fascist memory on WWI
“Crisis of German Ideology” - on philosophical roots of Nazi Germany, various proto-ideologues.
“Jews and Germans” - search for a “Third Force” from Fascism and Communism.
“Toward the Final Solution: History of European Racism” - great overview / history.

Mosse poses many questions in his books which he then tries to answer - he had a deep perception and a penetrating analysis of nationalism, fascism, and national socialism.

Mosse taught college and has a very high reputation in academia. Long dead, there are “George Mosse” depts. of history. He was descended from the famous Mosse Publishing Berlin. His family fled Germany under Hitler.
Thank you!

I'm going to order those books.

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