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Nazi Germany

Edited by Jane Caplan

Publication Date - July 2008

ISBN: 9780199276875

344 pages
Paperback

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Retail Price to Students: $49.95

Featuring ten chapters by leading international experts, this volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany.

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The history of National Socialism as a movement and a regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe. Featuring ten chapters by leading international experts, this volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany.
Opening with an introduction delineating the challenges this period of history has posed to historians since 1945, Nazi Germany continues on with chapters that explain how Nazism emerged as an ideology and a political movement; how Hitler and his party took power and remade the German state; and how the Nazi "national community" was organized around a radical and eventually lethal distinction between the "included" and the "excluded." Later 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 foreign policy; and the intricate and intimate intertwining of war and genocide. The volume concludes with a final chapter on the aftermath of National Socialism in postwar German history and memory.

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Jane Caplan
    1. The Emergence of Nazi Ideology, Richard J. Evans
    2. The NSDAP, 1919-34: From Fringe Politics to the Seizure of Power, Peter Fritzsche
    3. Hitler and the Nazi State: Leadership, Hierarchy, and Power, Jeremy Noakes
    4. Inclusion: Building the National Community in Propaganda and Practice, Jill Stephenson
    5. The Policy of Exclusion: Repression in the Nazi State, 1933-9, Nikolaus Wachsmann
    6. Religion and the Churches, Richard Steigmann-Gall
    7. The Economic History of the Nazi Regime, Adam Tooze
    8. Foreign Policy in Peace and War, Gerhard L. Weinberg
    9. Occupation, Imperialism, and Genocide, 1939-45, Doris L. Bergen
    10. The Third Reich in Postwar German Memory, Robert G. Moeller
    Further Reading
    Chronology
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