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The Resource German visions of India, 1871-1918 : commandeering the holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich, Perry Myers

German visions of India, 1871-1918 : commandeering the holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich, Perry Myers

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German visions of India, 1871-1918 : commandeering the holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich
Title
German visions of India, 1871-1918
Title remainder
commandeering the holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich
Statement of responsibility
Perry Myers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The field of Indian studies and the wide-ranging fascination with India in Wilhelmine Germany emerged during a time of extraordinary cultural and political tensions, which explicitly informed the analyses, understanding, and interpretation of Indian traditions. That is, German Indologen - eminent professors in Indian Studies - and other intellectuals transacted concerns with religious traditions, scientific imperatives, and sociopolitical transformations. Specifically, these German intellectuals drew on non-Western traditions to assemble an archive of knowledge through which they could negotiate a number of issues, including: denominational agendas - both Catholic and Protestant - as the established Churches sought to solidify their roles in a more secular world dominated by Bismarckian power politics and eventually imperial designs; the perceived faltering of religious signifiers, sparked in part by the scientific challenges to Biblical exegesis as the primary source for establishing human knowledge and spiritual identity; a new paradigm for the nation as Germany sought to identify itself during the age of Empire, with its inherent colonial competition among the European powers; and new, innovative paths for re-shaping intellectual identity and re-building community consensus in response to these perceived stresses. The image of India became a powerful sounding board during the Kaiserreich for many intellectuals to re-negotiate modern definitions of science, culture, and religion - to re-formulate their destabilized sense of history and progress. Just as Chamberlain projects in 1905, German Indologists had already long sought to navigate the unstable religious, social and political waters of Wilhelmine Germany through their constructed India. This study shows that these religious (denominational and spiritual) dilemmas, political agendas, and shifting social consensus became inextricably entangled in the wider German encounter with India."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, Perry
Dewey number
305.83/1009034
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD120.I4
LC item number
M94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • National characteristics, German
  • National characteristics, German
  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Germany
  • India
  • Germany
  • India
  • India
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
German visions of India, 1871-1918 : commandeering the holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich, Perry Myers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Protestant and Catholic champions and their visions of India. Restoring Spirituality: Buddhism and Building a Protestant Nation ; Catholic Visions of India and Universal Mandates: Commandeering the Nation State. -- Part 2: Breaking out of the iron cage: Fringe religious innovators and their detractors. Responding to Science and Materialism: Buddhism and Theosophy ; Buddhism's Catholic and Protestant Detractors. -- Part 3: The radicalization of Germany's India. Ambivalent Visions of the British Raj: Spirituality and Germany's Colonial Champions ; Prescriptive History and the Radicalization of Community-Building
Control code
814706952
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781137299710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)814706952
Label
German visions of India, 1871-1918 : commandeering the holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich, Perry Myers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Protestant and Catholic champions and their visions of India. Restoring Spirituality: Buddhism and Building a Protestant Nation ; Catholic Visions of India and Universal Mandates: Commandeering the Nation State. -- Part 2: Breaking out of the iron cage: Fringe religious innovators and their detractors. Responding to Science and Materialism: Buddhism and Theosophy ; Buddhism's Catholic and Protestant Detractors. -- Part 3: The radicalization of Germany's India. Ambivalent Visions of the British Raj: Spirituality and Germany's Colonial Champions ; Prescriptive History and the Radicalization of Community-Building
Control code
814706952
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781137299710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)814706952

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