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Aschheim, Steven E. 1942-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 234 publications in 4 languages and 10,969 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS135.G33, 193
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Most widely held works about Steven E Aschheim
 
Most widely held works by Steven E Aschheim
The Nietzsche legacy in Germany, 1890-1990 by Steven E Aschheim( )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and German and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century has seen countless attempts to appropriate the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche for diverse cultural and political ends, but nowhere have these efforts been more sustained and of greater consequence than in Germany. In The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany, 1890-1990, Steven Aschheim offers a magisterial chronicle of the philosopher's presence in German life and politics from the turn of the century through the recent reunification. Beginning with the aesthetic frenzy of fin-de-siecle European culture, through the historical convulsions of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, Nietzsche, the philosopher who hoped he would never have disciples, emerges in Aschheim's account as a thinker whose work crucially influenced - and was recast to fit - a multitude of contradictory projects. Anarchists, feminists, Nazis, religious cultists, Socialists, Marxists, vegetarians, avant-garde artists, devotees of physical culture, and archconservatives are but some of the groups that marched under a Nietzschean banner. Aschheim explores the significance of Nietzsche not only for such well-known figures as Martin Heidegger, Thomas Mann, and Carl Jung, but also for more obscure thinkers such as the liberal Rabbi Cesar Seligmann, who coined the phrase "the will to Judaism," and the radical psychoanalyst and free love advocate Otto Gross. He provides a judicious and balanced account of the link between Nietzsche and National Socialism and explores the ubiquity of Nietzsche within the major tensions of contemporary German history. The philosopher's "untimely" thoughts are, as Aschheim shows, more relevant than ever to the moral, aesthetic, and intellectual challenges of our own age
Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer : intimate chronicles in turbulent times by Steven E Aschheim( )

13 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholem, a scholar of Jewish mysticism and the spiritual traditions of Judaism; Arendt, a political and social philosopher; and Klemperer, a professor of literature and philology, were all highly articulate German-Jewish intellectuals, shrewd observers, and acute analysts of the pathologies and special contours of their times. From their intimate writings, Aschheim constructs a revealing "history from within" that sheds new light on the complexity and drama of the twentieth-century European and Jewish experience."--Jacket
Brothers and strangers : the east European Jew in German and German Jewish consciousness, 1800-1923 by Steven E Aschheim( )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and Strangers traces the history of German Jewish attitudes, policies, and stereotypical images toward Eastern European Jews, demonstrating the ways in which the historic rupture between Eastern and Western Jewry developed as a function of modernism and its imperatives. By the 1880s, most German Jews had inherited and used such negative images to symbolize rejection of their own ghetto past and to emphasize the contrast between modern "enlightened" Jewry and its "half-Asian" counterpart. Moreover, stereotypes of the ghetto and the Eastern Jew figured prominently in the growth and disposition of German anti-Semitism. Not everyone shared these negative preconceptions, however, and over the years a competing post-liberal image emerged of the Ostjude as cultural hero. Brothers and Strangers examines the genesis, development, and consequences of these changing forces in their often complex cultural, political, and intellectual contexts
In times of crisis : essays on European culture, Germans, and Jews by Steven E Aschheim( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nineteenth- and twentieth-century relationship between European culture, German history, and the Jewish experience produced some of the West’s most powerful and enduring intellectual creations—and, perhaps in subtly paradoxical and interrelated ways, our century’s darkest genocidal moments. In Times of Crisis explores the flashpoints of this vexed relationship, mapping the coordinates of a complex triangular encounter of immense historical import. In essays that range from the question of Nietzsche’s legacy to the controversy over Daniel Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners, the distinguished historian Steven E. Aschheim presents this encounter as an ongoing dialogue between two evolving cultural identities. He touches on past dimensions of this exchange (such as the politics of Weimar Germany) and on present dilemmas of grasping and representing it (such as the Israeli discourse on the Holocaust). His work inevitably traces the roots and ramifications of Nazism but at the same time brings into focus historical circumstances and contemporary issues often overshadowed or distorted by the Holocaust. These essays reveal the ubiquitous charged inscriptions of Nazi genocide within our own culture and illuminate the projects of some later thinkers and historians - from Hannah Arendt to George Mosse to Saul Friedlander - who have wrestled with its problematics and sought to capture its essence. From the broadly historical to the personal, from the politics of Weimar Germany to the experience of growing up German Jewish in South Africa, the essays expand our understanding of German Jewish history in particular, but also of historical processes in general."--Amazon.ca Dec.2013
The German-Jewish experience revisited by Steven E Aschheim( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience - their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews - and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry"--
Beyond the border : the German-Jewish legacy abroad by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern German-Jewish experience through the rise of Nazism in 1933 was characterized by an explosion of cultural and intellectual creativity. Yet well after that history has ended, the influence of Weimar German-Jewish intellectuals has become ever greater. Hannah Arendt, Gershom Scholem, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Franz Rosenzweig, and Leo Strauss have become household names and possess a continuing resonance. "Beyond the Border" seeks to explain this phenomenon and analyze how the German-Jewish legacy has continuingly permeated wider modes of Western thought and sensibility, and why these Émigrés occupy an increasingly iconic place in contemporary society. Steven Aschheim traces the odyssey of a fascinating group of German-speaking Zionists--among them Martin Buber and Hans Kohn--who recognized the moral dilemmas of Jewish settlement in pre-Israel Palestine and sought a binationalist solution to the Arab-Israel conflict. He explores how German-Jewish Émigré historians like Fritz Stern and George Mosse created a new kind of cultural history written against the background of their exile from Nazi Germany and in implicit tension with postwar German social historians. And finally, he examines the reasons behind the remarkable contemporary canonization of these Weimar intellectuals--from Arendt to Strauss--within Western academic and cultural life. Beyond the Border is about more than the physical act of departure. It also points to the pioneering ways these Émigrés questioned normative cognitive boundaries and have continued to play a vital role in addressing the predicaments that engage and perplex us today
Culture and catastrophe : German and Jewish confrontations with National Socialism and other crises by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our understanding of culture and of the catastrophe unleashed by National Socialism have always been regarded as interrelated. For all its brutality, Nazism always spoke in the name of the great German tradition, often using such "high culture" to justify atrocities committed. Were not such actions necessary for the defense of classical cultural values and ideal images against the polluted, degenerate groups who sought to sully and defile them?" "Ironically, some of National Socialism's victims confronted and interpreted their experiences precisely through this prism of culture and catastrophe. Many of these victims had traditionally regarded Germany as a major civilizing force. In fact, from the late eighteenth century on, German Jews had constructed themselves in German culture's image. Many of the German-speaking Jewish intellectuals who became victims of National Socialism had been raised and completely absorbed in the German humanistic tradition. One of the most stark existential dilemmas they were forced to confront was the stripping away of this spiritual inheritance, the experience of expropriation from their own culture." "Steven Aschheim here engages the multiple aspects of German and German-Jewish cultural history which touch upon the intricate interplay between culture and catastrophe, providing insights into the relationship between German culture and the origins, dispositions, and aftermath of National Socialism. He analyzes the designation of Nazism as part of the West's cultural code representing an absolute standard of evil, and sheds light on the problematics of current German, Jewish, and Israeli inscriptions of Nazism and its atrocities, capturing the ongoing central relevance of that experience to contemporary culture and collective individual self-definitions."--Jacket
Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) has been the object of intense debate. Challenging the 'curse' of her own title, 'Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem' carries the scholarly investigation of this much-discussed writer to the very place where her ideas have been most conspicuously ignored
At the edges of liberalism : junctions of European, German, and Jewish history by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume seek to confront some of the charged meeting points of European--especially German--and Jewish history. All, in one way or another, explore the entanglements, the intertwined moments of empathy and enmity, belonging and estrangement, creativity and destructiveness that occurred at these junctions. These encounters typically unfolded within an uneasy continuum of conflict and co-operation, conformity and resistance, refashioning or maintaining personal and collective dimensions of identity. Clearly, they never allowed for the luxury of indifference. Yet it would be wrong to present meetings of this kind as exclusively confrontational, as stark either-or choices. Life at the junctions may be vulnerable and insecure but it can also yield fresh angles of perception and new opportunities. If these boundary situations generated a modicum of friction, confusion and anxiety, and at times even murderousness, they also produced new alliances and friendships, creative projects and novel fusions and formations of identity. In exploring these dramatic moments in history, Steven Aschheim provides valuable new insights into the history of Europe, Israel, and global Judaism"--
Geschichtswissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit : der Streit um Daniel J. Goldhagen( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragile spaces : forays into Jewish memory, European history and complex identities by Steven E Aschheim( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consists of a range of essays covering the complex crises, tensions and dilemmas but also the positive potential in the meeting of Jews with Western culture. In numerous contexts and through the work of fascinating individuals and thinkers, the work examines some of the consequences of political, cultural and personal rupture, as well as the manifold ways in which various Jewish intellectuals, politicians (and occasionally spies!) sought to respond to these ruptures and carve out new, sometimes profound, sometimes fanciful, options of thought and action. It also delves critically into the attacks on liberal and Enlightenment humanism. In almost all the essays the fragility of things is palpably present and the book touches on some of the ironies, problematics and functions of responses to that condition. The work mirrors the author's ongoing fascination with the always fraught, fragile and creatively fecund confrontation of Jews (and others) with European modernity, its history, politics, culture and self-definition. In a time of increasing anxiety and feelings of fragility, this work may be helpful in understanding how people at an earlier (and sometimes contemporary) period sought to come to terms with a similar predicament
Brothers and strangers reconsidered by Steven Aschheim( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange encounter : the east European jew in German and German jewish consciousness 1800-1923 by Steven E Aschheim( )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The negative image of the Ostjude was linked to the process of Emancipation and anti-semitic agitation. Celebratory conceptions were related to the rise of Zionism and neo-romantic ideology. These competing perceptions were crystallized in the context of increasing contact between Germans, German Jews and Ostjuden following the post-1880 mass migrations. With Germany's occupation of Poland this triangular encounter received its most intense expression during World War I. . . . (Author's abstract exceeds stipulated maximum length. Discontinued here with permission of school.) UMI
Yehude Germanyah me-ʻever la-Bildung ṿela-liberalizm : ha-teḥiyah ha-Yehudit ha-radiḳalit bi-republiḳat Ṿaimar by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Hebrew and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G. Scholem, H. Arendt V. Kemperer : tre ebrei tedeschi negli anni bui by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The communal organization of South African Jewry by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and strangers : reconsidered / E. Steven Aschheim . Il vicolo cieco : gli ebrei orientali tra Russia e Germania by Steven E Aschheim( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern Jewish experience and the entangled web of orientalism by Steven Edward Aschheim( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German-Jewish Experience Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and strangers by Steven E Aschheim( )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and Strangers traces the history of German Jewish attitudes, policies, and stereotypical images toward Eastern European Jews, demonstrating the ways in which the historic rupture between Eastern and Western Jewry developed as a function of modern
 
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Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer : intimate chronicles in turbulent times
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Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer : intimate chronicles in turbulent timesBrothers and strangers : the east European Jew in German and German Jewish consciousness, 1800-1923In times of crisis : essays on European culture, Germans, and JewsBeyond the border : the German-Jewish legacy abroadCulture and catastrophe : German and Jewish confrontations with National Socialism and other crisesHannah Arendt in Jerusalem
Alternative Names
Aschheim Steven

Aschheim Steven E.

Aschheim, Steven E. 1942-

Aschheim, Steven Edward 1942-

ʾAšhaym, Sṭīven 1942-

Ashhaim, Sṭivan 1942-

Ashhaim, Sṭiven 1942-

אשההיים, סטיבן

אשההיים, סטיבן 1942-

אשהיים, סטיבן

אשהים, סטיבן

אשהים, סטיבן א., 1942-

אשהים, סטיבן אדוארד 1942-

Languages
English (164)

German (23)

Italian (5)

Hebrew (4)