Money Matters

Bernd Widdig

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222908
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924703 | DOI:
Money Matters

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This chapter examines money issues and the impact of inflation on German culture during the Weimar Republic from 1914 to 1923. The chapter also outlines the contents of this book. This book aims to recapture the German inflation as a historical event from both a collective and an individual perspective and to emphasize the fundamental role of money in the constitution of a modern cultural and psychosocial identity. It features two larger-than-life individuals who are inextricably linked to the culture of inflation and who highlight specific aspects of the inflationary experience presents two case studies that explore specific aspects of the culture of inflation.

Keywords: money; inflation; German culture; Weimar Republic; cultural identity; psychosocial identity; inflationary experience; case studies

Chapter.  10672 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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