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Working Towards the FuHrer : Essays in Honour of Sir Ian Kershaw - Anthony McElligott

Working Towards the FuHrer

Essays in Honour of Sir Ian Kershaw

By: Anthony McElligott (Editor), Tim Kirk (Editor)

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Working towards the Fuhrer brings together leading historians writing on the Third Reich, in honour of Sir Ian Kershaw, whose own work, along with that of the contributors to this volume, has done much to challenge and change our understanding of the way Nazi Germany functioned. Covering issues such as the legacy of the world wars, the female voter, propaganda, occupied lands, the judiciary, public opinion and resistance, this volume furthers the debate on how Nazi Germany operated. Gone are the post-war stereotypes of a monolithic state driven forward by a single will towards war and genocide. Instead there is a more complex picture of the regime and its actions, one that shows the instability of the dictatorship, its dependence on a measure of consent as well as coercion, which recognises the constraints on political action, the fickleness of popular attitudes and the ambiguous, ephemeral nature of acclamation and opposition alike. This is a remarkable collection of essays by leading historians in the field that will undoubtedly be welcomed by students and lecturers of German history.

Editors introduction
Catastrophe and Democracy
The Legacy of the World Wars in Germany
Hitler - Goebbels - Straszlig;er
A war of deputies, as seen through the Goebbels diaries, 1926/27
Mobilising Women for Hitler: the female Nazi voter
Working Towards the Fuhrer
Charismatic Leadership and the Image of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Propaganda
Viceroys of the Reich? Gauleiters 1925-1945
Sentencing Towards the Fuhrer?: The Judiciary in the Third Reich
Nazi Master and Accommodating Dutch Bureaucrats: Working Towards the Fuhrer in the occupied Netherlands, 1940-1945
Working towards the Reich: the reception of German cultural politics in south-eastern Europe
The Political Warfare Executive and Resistance and Public Opinion in Germany, 1943-1945
Beyond the nation-state: the German Resistance Against Hitler and the Future of Europe
Personal reflections on Ian Kershaw
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ISBN: 9780719067334
ISBN-10: 0719067332
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45

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