Hitler's Germany: Origins, Interpretations, Legacies by Roderick StackelbergHitler's Germany: Origins, Interpretations, Legacies by Roderick Stackelberg

Hitler's Germany: Origins, Interpretations, Legacies

byRoderick StackelbergEditorRoderick Stackelberg

Hardcover | June 21, 1999

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Hitler's Germany provides a comprehensive narrative history of Nazi Germany and sets it in the wider context of nineteenth and twentieth century German history. Roderick Stackelberg analyzes how it was possible that a national culture of such creativity and achievement could generate such barbarism and destructiveness.

This second edition has been updated throughout to incorporate recent historical research and engage with current debates in the field. It includes:

  • an expanded introduction focusing on the hazards of writing about Nazi Germany
  • an extended analysis of fascism, totalitarianism, imperialism and ideology
  • a broadened contextualisation of antisemitism
  • discussion of the Holocaust including the euthanasia program and the role of eugenics
  • new chapters on Nazi social and economic policies and the structure of government as well as on the role of culture, the arts, education and religion
  • additional maps, tables and a chronology
  • a fully updated bibliography.

Exploring the controversies surrounding Nazism and its afterlife in historiography and historical memory Hitler¿s Germany provides students with an interpretive framework for understanding this extraordinary episode in German and European history.

Title:Hitler's Germany: Origins, Interpretations, LegaciesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.2 inPublished:June 21, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415201144

ISBN - 13:9780415201148


Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.  Chronology.  Introduction: the Problems of Writing About National Socialism  1. Fascism and the Conservative Tradition: Fascist Ideology, Constituency, and Conditions for its Growth  2. The Problem of German Unity: Absolutism and Particularism  3. The German Empire: the Containment of Democracy, Social Imperialism, and the Road to War  4. Germanic Ideology: Nationalism, Vulgarized Idealism, and Antisemitism  5. The First World War: the Crisis of Imperial Germany  6. The Weimar Republic and the Weakness of Liberal Democracy  7. The Collapse of the Weimar Republic: the Great Depression and the Rise of the Nazis  8. The Nazi Consolidation of Power, 1933 ¿ 1934  9. Economy, Society, and the State in the Third Reich  10. Education, Culture, Religion, and Eugenics in the Third Reich  11. Persecution of the Jews, 1933 ¿ 1939  12. The Origins of the Second World War  13. The Second World War: From European to Global war, 1939 1941  14. The Second World War: From Triumph to Defeat, 1942 ¿ 1945  15. The Holocaust  16. Continuities and New Beginnings: the Aftermath of National Socialism and War  17. The Historians` Debate: the Place of Hitler`s Reich in German History and Memory.  Select Bibliography


Editorial Reviews

"The layout reflects years of well-organized lecture notes and in terms of its organization the book will undoubtedly serve undergraduates well, since students will find the more than 220 subchapters helpful in directing their attention to clearly defined topics. --Michael A. Meyer, "Central European History .""A superb introduction for the general reader to the history of Nazi Germany....[Stackelberg] has produced a clearly written, intelligible [book] that should be read before any others....Stackelberg skillfully narrates....[and] presents a well-rounded treatment of Nazi Germany....One of the best historical surveys on the subject to appear in many years."-"Kirkus Reviews "Stackelberg's engrossing narrative history deserves a wide readership. . . Stackelberg cogently argues that Nazi rule was generally maintained by popular consensus rather than by coercion. . . Combining dispassionate analysis with dramatic writing, he provides historical context for Third Reich barbarism by boldly delineating a "pre-history" of Nazism . . . Stackelberg ably covers the Nuremberg trials, German denazification and the contemporary resurgence of militant neo-Nazi fringe groups. . . . gives readers a superb historical synthesis."-"Publishers Weekly