Sacrifice in the Modern World

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2816-3
Publication Date
September 2012
Page Count
184 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Sacrifice in the Modern World

On the Particularity and Generality of Nazi Myth

A landmark book, David Pan’s Sacrifice in the Modern World seeks to explain the continuing emphasis, in modern times, on sacrifice. Pan specifically turns to the culture of sacrifice—ritualized and sanctified death—in Nazi Germany, showing how that regime co-opted an existing discussion of sacrifice and infused it with its own mythology. Pan suggests that sacrifice is a key value in every society but that there is a preponderance of association of sacrifice with Nazi culture and therefore a largely pejorative treatment of sacrifice.

About the Author

David Pan is Associate Professor of German, University of California, Irvine.