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The Resource Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989, Thomas K. Adam

Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989, Thomas K. Adam

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Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989
Title
Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989
Statement of responsibility
Thomas K. Adam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Largely unnoticed among English-speaking scholars of German history, a major shift in interpretation of German history has been underway during the past three decades among German historians of Germany. While American and British historians continue to subscribe to an interpretation of German society as state centered, their German counterparts have begun to embrace an interpretation in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century German society was characterized by private initiative and a vibrant civil society. Public institutions such as museums, high schools, universities, hospitals, and charities relied heavily on the support of wealthy donors. State funding for universities and high schools, for instance, accounted only for a fragment of the operating costs of those institutions, while private endowments running into the millions of marks funded scholarships as well as health care for teachers and students. Private support for public institutions was essential for their existence and survival: it was the backbone of Germany's civil society. This book is the first to provide the English-speaking reader with this revisionist interpretation of the role of the state and philanthropy in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany: a society in which private actors claimed responsibility for the common good and used philanthropic engagement to shape society according to their visions
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Adam, Thomas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
German History in Context
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  • Charities
  • Benefactors
  • Endowments
  • Civil society
  • Public welfare
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Benefactors
  • Charities
  • Civil society
  • Cultural policy
  • Endowments
  • Politics and government
  • Public welfare
  • Social conditions
  • Germany
  • Gemeinwohl
  • Gesellschaft
  • Philanthropie
  • Deutschland
Label
Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989, Thomas K. Adam
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The competition between nobility and bourgeoisie for dominance over arts and culture -- The role of donors in shaping the intellectual elite -- Private funding for national research projects and institutes -- Philanthropy and the shaping of the working-class family -- Civil society in an authoritarian state: German philanthropy on the eve of the First World War -- The slow decline of philanthropy and civil society -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950613731
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046752
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40026189901
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22573/ctt19x2pbk
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950613731
Label
Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989, Thomas K. Adam
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The competition between nobility and bourgeoisie for dominance over arts and culture -- The role of donors in shaping the intellectual elite -- Private funding for national research projects and institutes -- Philanthropy and the shaping of the working-class family -- Civil society in an authoritarian state: German philanthropy on the eve of the First World War -- The slow decline of philanthropy and civil society -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950613731
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046752
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40026189901
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19x2pbk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950613731

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