Nazi Germany

Paperback | April 30, 2008

EditorJane Caplan

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The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritativeintroduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten chapters on the most important themes, each by an expert in the field. Following an introduction which sets out the challenges this period of history has posed to historians since 1945, contributors explain how Nazism emerged as ideology and political movement; how Hitler and his party took power and remade the German state; and how the Nazi 'national community' wasorganized around a radical and eventually lethal distinction between the 'included' and the 'excluded'. Further chapters discuss the complex relationship between Nazism and Germany's religious faiths; the perverse economic rationality of the regime; the path to war laid down by Hitler's foreignpolicy; and the intricate and intimate intertwining of war and genocide, with a final chapter on the aftermath of National Socialism in postwar German history and memory.

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The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritativeintroduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten c...

Jane Caplan is a Professor of Modern European History and a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. She has worked mainly on the history of Nazi Germany. Her current research interests include the history of concentration camps in Nazi Germany, and the documentation of individual identity in 19th-century Europe, especially the written...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:343 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.74 inPublished:April 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jane Caplan: Introduction1. Richard J. Evans: The Emergence of Nazi Ideology2. Peter Fritzsche: The NSDAP, 1919-34: From Fringe Politics to the Seizure of Power3. Jeremy Noakes: Hitler and the Nazi State: Leadership, Hierarchy, and Power4. Jill Stephenson: Inclusion: Building the National Community in Propaganda and Practice5. Nikolaus Wachsmann: The Policy of Exclusion: Repression in the Nazi State, 1933-96. Richard Steigmann-Gall: Religion and the Churches7. Adam Tooze: The Economic History of the Nazi Regime8. Gerhard L. Weinberg: Foreign Policy in Peace and War9. Doris L. Bergen: Occupation, Imperialism and Genocide, 1939-4510. Robert G. Moeller: The Third Reich in Postwar German MemoryFurther ReadingChronologyMaps