The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation / Edition 4

The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation / Edition 4

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by Ian Kershaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340760281

ISBN-13: 9780340760284

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This widely-used text on the Nazi regime explores the complex issues historians face when they interpret the Third Reich. Kershaw expertly synthesizes data and evaluates complex historiography looking at the major themes and debates among scholars about Nazism. Drawing on the findings of a wide range of research, particularly the work of German scholars which has

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This widely-used text on the Nazi regime explores the complex issues historians face when they interpret the Third Reich. Kershaw expertly synthesizes data and evaluates complex historiography looking at the major themes and debates among scholars about Nazism. Drawing on the findings of a wide range of research, particularly the work of German scholars which has not been widely available in English editions, he uncovers interpretational problems, outlines the approaches taken by various historians, and provides clear evaluations of their positions.

This edition reflects current concerns and fresh research and contains substantial revisions to the chapter on "Hitler and the Jews" and an updated survey of recent historical work including Goldhagen's controversial book, Hitler's Willing Executioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340760284
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
300,241
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revelations Edition
Abbreviations
1. Historians and the problem of explaining Nazism
2. The Essence of Nazism: form of fascism, brand of totalitarianism, or unique phenomenon?
3. Politics and economics in the Nazi State
4. Hitler: 'master of the Third Reich' or 'weak dictator'
5. Hitler and the Holocaust
6. Nazi foreign policy: Hitler's 'programme' or 'expansion without object'?
7. The Third Reich: 'social reaction' or 'social revolution'?
8. 'Resistance without the people'?
9. 'Normality' and genocide: the problem of 'historicization'
10. Shifting perspectives: historiographical trends in the aftermath of unification
Suggestions for further reading
Index

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The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Kershaw makes are minds wander and think of all of his interpretations he has presented. His research is hard core and hits our brains like bricks. It is amazing to see how a person has put all of our thoughts about Nazi Germany into one book. Just an absolutley phenomenal book.