Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi by Timothy R. Pauketat PDF

By Timothy R. Pauketat

ISBN-10: 1101105178

ISBN-13: 9781101105177

The attention-grabbing tale of a misplaced urban and an remarkable American civilization

While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are well known and documented, really few individuals are acquainted with the most important prehistoric local American urban north of Mexico-a web site that professional Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to existence during this groundbreaking e-book. nearly 1000 years in the past, a urban flourished alongside the Mississippi River close to what's now St. Louis. outfitted round a sprawling crucial plaza and referred to as Cahokia, the location has drawn the eye of generations of archaeologists, whose paintings produced proof of advanced celestial timepieces, feasts sufficiently big to feed millions, and anxious indicators of human sacrifice. Drawing on those attention-grabbing reveals, Cahokia provides a full of life and fabulous narrative of prehistoric the United States.

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Eine Einleitung’, in Carola Sachse et al. (eds), Angst, Belohnung, Zucht und Ordnung: Herrschaftsmechanismen im Nationalsozialismus (Opladen, 1982), 11–53. ), Hamburg im ‘Dritten Reich’ (Göttingen, 2005), 69–121. 54 See Hans Mommsen, ‘Amoklauf zur “Volksgemeinschaft”? Kritische Anmerkungen zu Michael Wildts Grundkurs zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus’, Neue Politische Literatur, 53/1 (2008), 15–20. 55 See Steuwer, ‘Conference Report’, 125–6; see also the essay by Ulrich Herbert in this volume; on the background, see Ulrich Herbert, ‘Liberalisierung als Lernprozess: Die Bundesrepublik in der deutschen Geschichte.

The authors’ various contributions are grouped together in five sections. As already mentioned, the first part of this volume brings together key controversial positions on the question of Volksgemeinschaft. The rest of the essays test the potential of the Volksgemeinschaft approach by taking in-depth probes in a range of fields, placing different levels of stress on the dimensions and modes of the National Socialist Volksgemeinschaft idea and its appropriations. The essays in Part II describe how the National Socialist authorities set new normative values and established a framework for communication and concrete action, using policies inspired by the Volksgemeinschaft idea.

Festschrift zur Emeritierung von Moshe Zimmermann (Göttingen, 2012), 132–40; Hans Mommsen, ‘Forschungskontroversen zum Nationalsozialismus’, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 14/15 (2007), 14–21; Richard Evans, ‘Arbeiterklasse und Volksgemeinschaft’: Zur Diskussion um Anpassung und Widerstand in der deutschen Arbeiterschaft 1933–1945 (Bonn, 2010). 53 A fourth argument casts doubt on the methodological value of concentrating on Volksgemeinschaft. Other tried and tested approaches are better suited to describing the regime’s characteristics, some of these critics say.

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