The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century

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9780060760236: The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century

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From the end of the Baroque era and the death of Bach to the rise of Hitler, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among Western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force. By 1933, Germans had won more Nobel Prizes than the British and Americans combined. Yet this remarkable genius was cut down in its prime by Adolf Hitler and his disastrous Third Reich--a brutal legacy that has overshadowed the nation's achievements ever since.

In this absorbing cultural and intellectual history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, explaining how and why it flourished, how it shaped our lives, and, most important, how it continues to influence our world. Watson's virtuoso sweep through modern German thought and culture will challenge and confound both the stereotypes the world has of Germany and those that Germany has of itself.

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"A tour de force. . . . It is impossible not to be impressed by his range and versatility as he bounds across the disciplines. . . . This intelligent book presents a breathtaking panorama."--Sunday Times (London)

"[An] engrossing, vast chronicle. . . . English now dominates the arts and sciences, but Watson writes an absorbing account of a time not so long ago when German ruled."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A compilation of essential German contributions to philosophy, theology, mathematics, natural and social science and the arts since 1750. Watson enshrines a vast pantheon of creative thinkers... [including] compressed summaries of some exceedingly difficult ideas. The range of subjects is impressive, from painters to physicists."--New York Times Book Review

"["The German Genius" is] Watson's eight-hundred-and-fifty-page love letter to the all-stars of the Teutonic intellect...his ?lan generates its own momentum... The book's breadth is part of the point."--The New Yorker

"[A] colossal encyclopaedia. . . . Heroic. . . . Watson derives the German genius from deep springs."--The Guardian

"Reveals several surprises. . . . A remarkable book on many levels. The research is first-rate and it is surprisingly accessible."--Tucson Citizen

"Few wasted words--a welcome resource for students of modern history, literature and cultural studies."--Kirkus Reviews

"Watson's book is intended to subvert the negative German stereotypes. Though it checks in at just short of 1,000 pages, it is a usefully concise introduction to the principal themes and personalities of German scientific, philosophical, social, literary and artistic culture since 1750."--The Times (London)

"A powerful and vivid opus. . . . Watson's story is brimming with life. You can barely put the book aside."--Berliner Zeitung.

"A joy, for its ambition, its seriousness and its moral integrity."--The Scotsman

"Few wasted words-a welcome resource for students of modern history, literature and cultural studies."--Kirkus Reviews

"Watson's story is vibrating with life. It is unputdownable. It contains a lot one didn't know. So much enlightenment and so much that moves."--Frankfurter Rundschau

"Assembles such a wealth of information, based on an impressive range of sources, that The German Genius will be an essential work...for years to come."--The Independent

"He has an enviable gift of explaining lucidly and cogently ideas that are complicated or profound (or both). . . . Everyone interested in the sufferings and greatness of modern culture will be informed, entertained and provoked by it."--Literary Review

"The German Genius present a huge corpus of scholarship in easily digestible form, and its range is astonishing. No professor, least of all a German one, would have dared to essay such a synthesis; so much the worse for the professors."--Standpoint

"Watson tells how the Nazis' first artistic blacklist appeared just six weeks after Hitler assumed power in 1933 - and how his catastrophic handling of his intellectual inheritance has unfairly overshadowed the country ever since. This exhaustive and virtuoso sweep through history goes some way to restoring the balance."--Press Association

A compilation of essential German contributions to philosophy, theology, mathematics, natural and social science and the arts since 1750. Watson enshrines a vast pantheon of creative thinkers... [including] compressed summaries of some exceedingly difficult ideas. The range of subjects is impressive, from painters to physicists. --New York Times Book Review"

["The German Genius" is] Watson s eight-hundred-and-fifty-page love letter to the all-stars of the Teutonic intellect his ?lan generates its own momentum The book s breadth is part of the point. --The New Yorker"

[An] engrossing, vast chronicle. . . . English now dominates the arts and sciences, but Watson writes an absorbing account of a time not so long ago when German ruled. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Reveals several surprises. . . . A remarkable book on many levels. The research is first-rate and it is surprisingly accessible. --Tucson Citizen"

A tour de force. . . . It is impossible not to be impressed by his range and versatility as he bounds across the disciplines. . . . This intelligent book presents a breathtaking panorama. --Sunday Times (London)"

[A] colossal encyclopaedia. . . . Heroic. . . . Watson derives the German genius from deep springs. --The Guardian"

Watson s book is intended to subvert the negative German stereotypes. Though it checks in at just short of 1,000 pages, it is a usefully concise introduction to the principal themes and personalities of German scientific, philosophical, social, literary and artistic culture since 1750. --The Times (London)"

Few wasted words a welcome resource for students of modern history, literature and cultural studies. --Kirkus Reviews"

Watson tells how the Nazis first artistic blacklist appeared just six weeks after Hitler assumed power in 1933 - and how his catastrophic handling of his intellectual inheritance has unfairly overshadowed the country ever since. This exhaustive and virtuoso sweep through history goes some way to restoring the balance. --Press Association"

The German Genius present a huge corpus of scholarship in easily digestible form, and its range is astonishing. No professor, least of all a German one, would have dared to essay such a synthesis; so much the worse for the professors. --Standpoint"

He has an enviable gift of explaining lucidly and cogently ideas that are complicated or profound (or both). . . . Everyone interested in the sufferings and greatness of modern culture will be informed, entertained and provoked by it. --Literary Review"

Assembles such a wealth of information, based on an impressive range of sources, that The German Genius will be an essential work...for years to come. --The Independent"

Watson s story is vibrating with life. It is unputdownable. It contains a lot one didn t know. So much enlightenment and so much that moves. --Frankfurter Rundschau"

A joy, for its ambition, its seriousness and its moral integrity. --The Scotsman"

A powerful and vivid opus. . . . Watson s story is brimming with life. You can barely put the book aside. --Berliner Zeitung."

Few wasted words-a welcome resource for students of modern history, literature and cultural studies. --Kirkus Reviews"

[The German Genius is] Watson s eight-hundred-and-fifty-page love letter to the all-stars of the Teutonic intellect his ?lan generates its own momentum The book s breadth is part of the point. --The New Yorker"

"[The German Genius is] Watson's eight-hundred-and-fifty-page love letter to the all-stars of the Teutonic intellect...his elan generates its own momentum... The book's breadth is part of the point."--The New Yorker

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