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The Nazi Dictatorship : Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation - Ian Kershaw

The Nazi Dictatorship

Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation

Paperback Published: 3rd December 2015
ISBN: 9781474240956
Number Of Pages: 352

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Sir Ian Kershaw is regarded by many as the world's leading authority on Hitler and the Third Reich. Known for his clear and accessible style when dealing with complex historical issues his work has redefined the way we look at this period modern European history. The Nazi Dictatorship is Kershaw's landmark study of the Third Reich. It covers the major themes and debates relating to Nazism including the Holocaust, Hitler's authority and leadership, Nazi Foreign Policy and the aftermath, including issues surrounding Germany's unification.

The Revelations edition includes a new preface from the author.

About the Author

Sir Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield, UK. Among his other publications is the internationally acclaimed biography Hitler (2 vols, 1998 and 2000). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society.

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'Unquestionably the most authoritative, balanced, readable, and meticulously documented introduction to the Third Reich.' * International History Review *
'Impressive...acute...extraordinary.' * English Historical Review *
'The best short introduction to the study of Hitler's Germany.' * European History Quarterly *

Preface to the Revelations Edition
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
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ISBN: 9781474240956
ISBN-10: 147424095X
Series: Bloomsbury Revelations
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd December 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.1 x 21.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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Ian Kershaw

About the Author

Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern history at the University of Sheffield. For services to history he was given the German award of the Federal Cross of Merit in 1994. he was knighted in 2002 and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2004. He was historical advisor to three BBC series: The Nazis: A Warning From History, War of the Century and Auschwitz.

His most recent books are Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris and 1936-1945: Nemesis, which received the Wolfson Literary Award for History and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for the Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize; Making Friends with Hitler: Lord Londonberry and Britain's Road to War, which won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2005; and Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941.

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