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

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

by Ian Kershaw
     
 

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:
651,183
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition
Abbreviations
1Historians and the problem of explaining Nazism1
2The essence of Nazism: form of fascism, brand of totalitarianism, or unique phenomenon?20
3Politics and economics in the Nazi State47
4Hitler: 'master in the Third Reich' or 'weak dictator?69
5Hitler and the Holocaust93
6Nazi foreign policy: Hitler's 'programme' or 'expansion without object'?134
7The Third Reich: 'social reaction' or 'social revolution'?161
8'Resistance without the people'?183
9'Normality' and genocide: the problem of 'historicization'218
10Shifting perspectives: historiographical trends in the aftermath of unification237
Suggestions for further reading271
Index282

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