WorldCat Identities

Rüger, Jan

Works: 8 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 1,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan Rüger
The great naval game : Britain and Germany in the age of empire by Jan Rüger( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the theatre of power and identity that unfolded in and between Britain and Germany in the decades before the First World War. It explores what contemporaries described as the cult of the navy: the many ways in which the navy and the sea were celebrated in the fleet reviews, naval visits and ship launches that were watched by hundreds and thousands of spectators"--Jacket
Heligoland : Britain, Germany, and the struggle for the North Sea by Jan Rüger( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 18 April 1947, British forces set off the largest non-nuclear explosion in history. The target was a small island in the North Sea, thirty miles off the German coast, which for generations had stood as a symbol of Anglo-German conflict: Heligoland. A long tradition of rivalry was to come to an end here, in the ruins of Hitler's island fortress. Pressed as to why it was not prepared to give Heligoland back, the British government declared that the island represented everything that was wrong with the Germans: 'If any tradition was worth breaking, and if any sentiment was worth changing, then the German sentiment about Heligoland was such a one'. Drawing on a wide range of archival material, Jan Ruger explores how Britain and Germany have collided and collaborated in this North Sea enclave. For much of the nineteenth century, this was Britain's smallest colony, an inconvenient and notoriously discontented outpost at the edge of Europe. Situated at the fault line between imperial and national histories, the island became a metaphor for Anglo-German rivalry once Germany acquired it in 1890. Turned into a naval stronghold under the Kaiser and again under Hitler, it was fought over in both world wars. Heavy bombardment by the Allies reduced it to ruins, until the Royal Navy re-took it in May 1945. Returned to West Germany in 1952, it became a showpiece of reconciliation, but one that continues to bear the scars of the twentieth century. Tracing this rich history of contact and conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to the Cold War, Heligoland brings to life a fascinating microcosm of the Anglo-German relationship. For generations this cliff-bound island expressed a German will to bully and battle Britain; and it mirrored a British determination to prevent Germany from establishing hegemony on the Continent. Caught in between were the Heligolanders and those involved with them: spies and smugglers, poets and painters, sailors and soldiers. Heligoland is the compelling story of a relationship which has defined modern Europe
History after Hobsbawm : writing the past for the twenty-first century by John H Arnold( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay collection taking its cue from one of the twentieth century's greatest historians, Eric Hobsbawm, this book asks what it is to be a twenty-first-century historian, attempts to help society understand 'how we got here', and introduces some of the most exciting new lines of research in subjects from the medieval period to the present
Rewriting German history : new perspectives on modern Germany by Jan Rüger( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rewriting German History offers striking new insights into key debates about the recent German past. Bringing together cutting-edge research and current discussions, this volume examines developments in the writing of the German past since the Second World War and suggests new directions for scholarship in the twenty-first century. Subjects covered include the peculiarities of Nazi Germany, the comparison between Hitler and Mussolini, eugenics and racial theory, genocide and defeat, memory and heroism, prostitution and women's rights, the Anglo-German relationship and the politics of culture in modern Germany"--
Helgoland Deutschland, England und ein Felsen in der Nordsee by Jan Rüger( )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die große Geschichte einer kleinen Insel Helgoland, ein rauer Felsen in der Nordseebrandung und zugleich seit knapp 200 Jahren Symbol und Kampfplatz deutscher wie englischer Historie. Hierhin zog sich Heinrich Heine zurück und hier schrieb Hoffmann von Fallersleben die deutsche Nationalhymne. In seinem Buch zeigt der Historiker Jan Rüger Helgoland als Spiegelbild und Mikrokosmos einer großen europäischen Geschichte. Rüger erzählt das Große im Kleinen: Deutschland und Großbritannien, zwei Großmächte im Gerangel um die Vorherrschaft, im Taumel des Nationalismus und zugleich im fruchtbaren geistigen Austausch. Schon 1807 hatten die Briten Helgoland eingenommen, um von hier den Kampf gegen Napoleon zu organisieren. Durch den sogenannten Helgoland-Sansibar-Vertrag ging die Insel an Preußen und verwandelte sich zur Seefestung. Im 20. Jahrhundert wurde Helgoland umkämpfter Schauplatz in beiden Weltkriegen und erlebte 1947 durch die Briten die größte nicht atomare Sprengung der Geschichte. Das Buch zeigt Helgoland jenseits der Nationen, jenseits der Völker als einen Ort der historischen Vielfalt und als Mahnmal für einen dauerhaften europäischen Frieden. 
The Dreadnought and the Edwardian age by Andrew Lambert( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HMS Dreadnought is closely associated with the age of empire, the Anglo-German antagonism and the naval arms race before the First World War. Yet it was also linked with a range of other contexts - political and cultural, national and international - that were central to the Edwardian period. This volume investigates these contexts
SMART 2020 Addendum Deutschland die IKT-Industrie als treibende Kraft auf dem Weg zu nachhaltigem Klimaschutz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Konvergenz von Mobilfunk und Internet : eine Analyse der praktischen Auswirkungen und Potentiale für die Motorola Deutschland GmbH by Jan Rüger( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.58 for History af ... to 0.94 for SMART 2020 ...)

The great naval game : Britain and Germany in the age of empire
The Dreadnought and the Edwardian age
Alternative Names
Rueger, Jan.

Rueger, Jan 1972-

English (42)

German (6)