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The Resource Hamburg : a cultural history, by Matthew Jefferies

Hamburg : a cultural history, by Matthew Jefferies

Label
Hamburg : a cultural history
Title
Hamburg
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
by Matthew Jefferies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is a popular misconceptuion that Hamburg is a coastal city. Despite being Europe's second-biggest port, [the city] lies some 65 miles from the North Sea. Its lomgstanding iamge as a city wityhout cyulture is also something of a myth. When the poet [Heinrich] Heine remarked that in Hamburg "the customs are English", he was referring to its no-nonsense mercantile ethos, which dates back to the era odf the Hanseatic League. Yet even in Heine's day the celebrated philistinism of the city fathers was balanced by a tradition of private philanthropy: Hamburg has long been a city of culture as well as commerce. ..."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943/.515
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD901.H247
LC item number
J44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hamburg : a cultural history, by Matthew Jefferies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A cultural history of a "city without culture"? -- ch.1: A brief history of Hamburg -- An historic forgery -- A free city? -- Hamburg's loss of independence -- Turbulent times -- Darkest hours -- New people and new hope -- ch. 2: History lessons in stone -- The Rathaus -- Hail Caesar? -- Warm memorials and anti-war memorials -- Ohlsdorf Cemetery -- ch. 3: A city on the water -- Along the Elbe -- Around the Alster -- Heinrich Heine -- Winterhude and St. Georg: contrasting suburbs -- ch. 4: A city on fire -- Fire! Fire in the Deichstrasse! -- Rebuilding the Hamburg -- Operation Gomorrah -- A walk through the "dead zone" -- ch. 5: A city of brick -- The Chilehaus and central business district -- The Mönckebergstrasse -- Fritz Schumacher's Hamburg -- ch. 6: The neon city -- The Reeperbahn -- The Hamburg sound -- Contemporary counterculture -- ch. 7: The world city -- Hamburg and colonialism -- "Around the world for fifty pfennigs" -- BallinStadt: the world of the emigrant -- Epilogue: The future city
Control code
ocn696087223
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9781566568463
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011013251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)696087223
Label
Hamburg : a cultural history, by Matthew Jefferies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A cultural history of a "city without culture"? -- ch.1: A brief history of Hamburg -- An historic forgery -- A free city? -- Hamburg's loss of independence -- Turbulent times -- Darkest hours -- New people and new hope -- ch. 2: History lessons in stone -- The Rathaus -- Hail Caesar? -- Warm memorials and anti-war memorials -- Ohlsdorf Cemetery -- ch. 3: A city on the water -- Along the Elbe -- Around the Alster -- Heinrich Heine -- Winterhude and St. Georg: contrasting suburbs -- ch. 4: A city on fire -- Fire! Fire in the Deichstrasse! -- Rebuilding the Hamburg -- Operation Gomorrah -- A walk through the "dead zone" -- ch. 5: A city of brick -- The Chilehaus and central business district -- The Mönckebergstrasse -- Fritz Schumacher's Hamburg -- ch. 6: The neon city -- The Reeperbahn -- The Hamburg sound -- Contemporary counterculture -- ch. 7: The world city -- Hamburg and colonialism -- "Around the world for fifty pfennigs" -- BallinStadt: the world of the emigrant -- Epilogue: The future city
Control code
ocn696087223
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9781566568463
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011013251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)696087223

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