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The Unmasterable Past

History, Holocaust, and German National Identity, With a New Preface

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PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674929777

Publication Date: 03/30/1998

Short

256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Bringing his book up to date with reflections since its first publication a decade ago, Charles S. Maier writes that the historians’ controversy gave Germany a chance to air the issues immediately before unification and, in effect, the controversy substituted for the constitutional debate that a united Germany never got around to holding. The premises of national community, whether formulated in terms of legal culture, inherited collective responsibilities, or patriotic habits of the heart, had already been subjects for vigorous discussion.

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