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Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Michael H Kater


This book chronicles the rise and fall of one of Germany's most iconic cities in this history of Weimar. Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment and hence the cradle of German culture in modern times. Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller made their reputations here, as did Franz Liszt and the young Richard Strauss. In the early twentieth century, the Bauhaus school was founded in Weimar. But from the 1880s on, the city also nurtured a powerful right-wing reactionary movement, and fifty years later, a repressive National Socialist regime dimmed Weimar's creative li ... More

Keywords: history, Weimar, Germany, Enlightenment, German culture, Bauhaus school, Nazi rule, Soviet occupation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300170566
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300170566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael H Kater, author
York University, Toronto