Author: Monica Black

Phänomene des Irrationalen. Wunderheiler, Hexen und Verschwörungsmythen

Monica Black , December 20th, 2020


Nach 1945 und bis Ende der 1950er Jahre ging eine Welle von Anschuldigungen wegen Hexerei durch Deutschland, und Zehntausende strömten zu Wunderheilern. Warum? Und was verbindet diese Phänomene…


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Phenomena of the Irrational. On wonder doctors, witches and conspiracy theories

Monica Black , December 20th, 2020


From 1945 until the late 1950s, a wave of accusations of witchcraft swept through Germany, and tens of thousands of people flocked to wonder healers. But why? And…


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J. Laurence Hare, “Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands”

Monica Black , June 28th, 2015


A recent book review I read began with the line “borderlands are back.” It’s certainly true that more and more historians have used borderland regions as the stage…


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J. Laurence Hare, “Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands” (U of Toronto Press, 2015)

Monica Black , June 28th, 2015


A recent book review I read began with the line “borderlands are back.” It’s certainly true that more and more historians have used borderland regions as the stage…


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H. Glenn Penny, “Kindred by Choice: Germans and American Indians since 1800”

Monica Black , February 4th, 2014


[Cross-posted from New Books in History] If you have spent a bit of time in Germany or with German friends, you may have noticed the deep interest and affinity…


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