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The Resource The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, [Lionel Gossman]

The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, [Lionel Gossman]

Label
The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler
Title
The passion of Max von Oppenheim
Title remainder
archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler
Statement of responsibility
[Lionel Gossman]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East, while his massive study of the Bedouins is still consulted by scholars today. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country's pursuit of its "place in the sun." Excluded by his part-Jewish ancestry from the regular diplomatic service, Oppenheim earned a reputation as "the Kaiser's spy" because of his intriguing against the British in Cairo, as well as his plan, at the start of the First World War, to incite Muslims under British, French and Russian rule to a jihad against the colonial powers. After 1933, despite being half-Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, Oppenheim was not persecuted by the Nazis. In fact, he placed his knowledge of the Middle East and his connections with Muslim leaders at the service of the regime. Ranging widely over many fields - from war studies to archaeology and banking history - 'The Passion of Max von Oppenheim' tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man's passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism
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NLGGC
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Gossman, Lionel
Dewey number
327.2092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes text in German
LC call number
DD231.O66
LC item number
G67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • OpenBook Publishers
  • Open Access e-Books
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  • Oppenheim, Max
  • Diplomats
  • Middle East specialists
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Oppenheim, Max von
  • Oppenheim, Max
  • Regions & Countries
  • History & Archaeology
  • Middle East
  • Archaeology
  • Oppenheim, Max
  • Asian history
  • Fascism and Nazism
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Jewish studies
  • Middle Eastern history
  • Political ideologies
  • Politics and government
  • Regional and national history
  • Religious groups: social and cultural aspects
  • Social groups
  • Society and culture: general
  • Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Antiquities
  • Diplomats
  • Middle East specialists
  • Germany
  • Middle East
  • Archeologie
  • Oriëntalisme
  • Duitsland
  • Midden-Oosten
Label
The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, [Lionel Gossman]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes text in German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART II.
  • THE ARCHAEOLOGIST: TELL HALAF
  • Discovery and Excavation, Publications and Critical Reception
  • Financial Difficulties. The Fate of the Tell Halaf Finds
  • PART III.
  • "THE KAISER'S SPY" UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM. "LEBEN IM NS-STAAT"
  • Questions
  • The Oppenheims and their Bank under National Socialism
  • Waldemar and Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim, so-called "Quarter-Jews", during the National Socialist Regime: Work for the Abwehr (German Counter-Intelligence) and Association with the Conservative "Widerstand" (German Resistance)
  • Max von Oppenheim, "Half-Jew," during the National Socialist Regime
  • I.
  • Middle East
  • Oppenheim on the Race Question
  • Support of the Regime
  • Plotting for Nazi Germany. Oppenheim's Role in the Middle East Policy of the Third Reich
  • Max von Oppenheim's Last Years
  • PART IV.
  • MAX VON OPPENHEIM'S RELATION TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN CONTEXT. SOME RESPONSES OF "NON-ARYAN" GERMANS TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM
  • Two Jewish Organizations: the Verband nationaldeutscher Juden (Association of German National Jews) and the Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten (Jewish War Veterans Association)
  • Some Individuals: Schoeps, Pevsner, Kantorowicz, Landmann
  • By Way of Conclusion
  • FAMILY BACKGROUND, DIPLOMATIC CAREER, ROLE IN WORLD WAR I
  • The Oppenheims
  • The Charm of the Orient
  • Attaché in Cairo. "The Kaiser's Spy"
  • The Spectre of Pan-Islamism and Jihad. The Background of Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift betreffend die Revolutionierung der islamischen Gebiete Unserer Feinde
  • Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift
  • Promoter of German Economic Expansion and the Berlin-Baghdad Railway
Control code
849594484
Extent
1 online resource (XXVI, 388 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782821854024
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.11647/OBP.0030
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qsdj7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849594484
Label
The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler, [Lionel Gossman]
Publication
Note
Includes text in German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART II.
  • THE ARCHAEOLOGIST: TELL HALAF
  • Discovery and Excavation, Publications and Critical Reception
  • Financial Difficulties. The Fate of the Tell Halaf Finds
  • PART III.
  • "THE KAISER'S SPY" UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM. "LEBEN IM NS-STAAT"
  • Questions
  • The Oppenheims and their Bank under National Socialism
  • Waldemar and Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim, so-called "Quarter-Jews", during the National Socialist Regime: Work for the Abwehr (German Counter-Intelligence) and Association with the Conservative "Widerstand" (German Resistance)
  • Max von Oppenheim, "Half-Jew," during the National Socialist Regime
  • I.
  • Middle East
  • Oppenheim on the Race Question
  • Support of the Regime
  • Plotting for Nazi Germany. Oppenheim's Role in the Middle East Policy of the Third Reich
  • Max von Oppenheim's Last Years
  • PART IV.
  • MAX VON OPPENHEIM'S RELATION TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN CONTEXT. SOME RESPONSES OF "NON-ARYAN" GERMANS TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM
  • Two Jewish Organizations: the Verband nationaldeutscher Juden (Association of German National Jews) and the Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten (Jewish War Veterans Association)
  • Some Individuals: Schoeps, Pevsner, Kantorowicz, Landmann
  • By Way of Conclusion
  • FAMILY BACKGROUND, DIPLOMATIC CAREER, ROLE IN WORLD WAR I
  • The Oppenheims
  • The Charm of the Orient
  • Attaché in Cairo. "The Kaiser's Spy"
  • The Spectre of Pan-Islamism and Jihad. The Background of Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift betreffend die Revolutionierung der islamischen Gebiete Unserer Feinde
  • Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift
  • Promoter of German Economic Expansion and the Berlin-Baghdad Railway
Control code
849594484
Extent
1 online resource (XXVI, 388 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782821854024
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.11647/OBP.0030
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qsdj7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849594484

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