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

As an exploration of the interpretational issues that eddy around the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw's Nazi Dictatorship has become a classic account. But if its core remains unchanged, its contents must necessarily reflect both new public controversies and the onrush of fresh research. In the forth edition there are many changes of detail to accommodate this need and…  See more details below

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As an exploration of the interpretational issues that eddy around the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw's Nazi Dictatorship has become a classic account. But if its core remains unchanged, its contents must necessarily reflect both new public controversies and the onrush of fresh research. In the forth edition there are many changes of detail to accommodate this need and substantial rewritings of two chapters. No subject among those dealt with in earlier editions has been the subject of such intensive research - and bringing such rapidly changing interpretations - as 'Hitler and the Jews' and, accordingly, that chapter has been considerably changed. The book's final chapter has also undergone significant revision, to take account of the 'Goldhagen phenomenon', and also to glance back over the changing trends of research on the Third Reich as, with the passing of the generations, Hitler and his regime themselves pass into history.

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:
575,176
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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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.