The Third Reich in History and Memory

Hardcover | March 11, 2015

byRichard J. Evans

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In the seventy years since the demise of the Third Reich, there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism. In this brilliant and eye-opening collection, Richard J. Evans, the acclaimed author of the Third Reich trilogy, offers a criticalcommentary on that transformation, exploring how major changes in perspective have informed research and writing on the Third Reich in recent years.Drawing on his most notable writings from the last two decades, Evans reveals the shifting perspectives on Nazism's rise to political power, its economic intricacies, and its subterranean extension into postwar Germany. Evans considers how the Third Reich is increasingly viewed in a broaderinternational context, as part of the age of imperialism; discusses the growing emphasis on the larger economic and cultural circumstances of the era; and emphasizes the development of research into Nazi society, particularly in the understanding of Nazi Germany as a political system based onpopular approval and consent. Exploring the complex relationship between memory and history, Evans also points out the places where the growing need to confront the misdeeds of Nazism and expose the complicity of those who participated has led to crude and sweeping condemnation, when insteadhistorians should be making careful distinctions.Written with Evans' sharp-eyed insight and characteristically compelling style, these essays offer a summation of the collective cultural memory of Nazism in the present, and suggest the degree to which memory must be subjected to the close scrutiny of history.

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In the seventy years since the demise of the Third Reich, there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism. In this brilliant and eye-opening collection, Richard J. Evans, the acclaimed author of the Third Reich trilogy, offers a criticalcommentary on that transformation, exploring ho...

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor of History at Cambridge University. Knighted in 2012 for his services to scholarship, he is the author of many prizewinning and bestselling books, including his acclaimed study of the Third Reich, whose three volumes have been translated into twelve languages.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I: Republic and Reich1. Blueprint for Genocide?2. Imagining Empire3. The Defeat of 19184. Walther Rathenau5. Berlin in the Twenties6. Social OutsidersII: Inside Nazi Germany7. Coercion and Consent8. The 'People's Community'9. Was Hitler Ill?10. Adolf and EvaIII: The Nazi Economy11. Economic Recovery12. The People's Car13. The Arms of Krupp14. The Fellow-TravellerIV: Foreign Policy15. Hitler's Ally16. Towards War17. Nazis and DiplomatsV: Victory and Defeat18. Fateful Choices19. Engineers of Victory20. The Food of War21. Defeat Out of Victory22. Decline and FallVI: The Politics of Genocide23. Empire, Race and War24. Was the 'Final Solutiom' Unique?25. Europe's Killing FieldsVII: Aftermath26. The Other Horror27. Urban Utopias28. Art in Time of War