• History

Resistance and Conformity in the Third Reich

Author: Martyn Housden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134808461
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 3692
This is a thematically arranged text illustrating popular resisitance to Nazism in Germany from 1930-1945, and the affect of Nazism on everyday life. The book combines a lucid, synthesized analysis together with a wide selection of integrated source material taken from pamphlets, diaries, recent oral testimonies, correspondence and more. Different chapters focus on social groups and activities, such as youth movements, religion, Jewish Germans, and the working classes.

    • Biography & Autobiography


Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
View: 2626
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

    • History


Study of a Revolutionary?
Author: Martyn Housden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113471369X
Category: History
Page: 232
View: 8928
Adolf Hitler is perceived to be the most evil political leader of twentieth-century Europe. By presenting a critical selection of primary source material this book examines Hitler's background and involvement in the rise of National Socialism, the government of the Third Reich, leadership of the Second World War in Germany and his psychology, to discuss Hitler's credentials as a revolutionary. This volume includes examination of: * the general characteristics of revolutions and revolutionaries * Hitler as agitator, dictator, deceiver and warlord * Hitler's architectural and artistic ambitions * Hitler's mind and personality. Hitler investigates what it was that motivated this national leader to commit such monstrosities which still cast a shadow over Europe today.

    • History

The Holy Reich

Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945
Author: Richard Steigmann-Gall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521823715
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 992
Focusing on the previously unexplored religious and spiritual beliefs of the Nazi elites, the author exposes the underlying but ultimately distorted "Christianity" at the heart of the Nazi critique of Germany. (History)

    • History

Hitler and Nazi Germany

Author: Stephen J. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135691444
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 7367
Hitler and Nazi Germany provides a concise introduction to Hitler’s rise to power and Nazi domestic and foreign policies through to the end of the Second World War. Combining narrative, the views of different historians, interpretation and a selection of sources, this book provides a concise introduction and study aid for students. This second edition has been extensively revised and expanded and includes new chapters on the Nazi regime, the SS and Gestapo, and the Second World War. Expanded background narratives provide a solid understanding of the period and the analyses and sources have been updated throughout to help students engage with recent historiography and form their own interpretation of events.

    • Social Science

Selling the Holocaust

From Auschwitz to Schindler; How History is Bought, Packaged and Sold
Author: Tim Cole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351549154
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
View: 3512
Cole shows us an "Auschwitz-land" where tourists have become the "ultimate ruberneckers" passing by and gazing at someone else's tragedy. He shows us a US Holocaust Museum that provides visitors with a "virtual Holocaust" experience.

    • History

Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

Historical Sources and Interpretations
Author: Pamela S Murray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415894548
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 362
"A collection of documents that illuminate women's roles in modern Latin American history, including current writing by scholars in the field, and primary sources such as interviews, speeches, testimony, government documents, and private correspondence, with introductions by the editor. Topics covered include feminism; labor and economics; revolution; and sex, marriage, and motherhood"--

    • History

The Fascist Experience in Italy

Author: John Pollard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113481903X
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 1732
This source book examines the development of Italian Fascism, and surveys the themes and issues of the movement. It spans from the emergence of the united Italian state in the nineteenth century, to the post-war aftermath of fascism. It provides: * analysis of propaganda and Mussolini's journalism * new documentary material, previously unavailable in English * an extensive range of other source material, including images * thematic coverage of major topics such as the transformation of agrarian and urban society * analysis of the political, social, and economic status of Italy * the legacy of fascism in modern Italy. John Pollard also includes extensive notes on sources as well as a glossary and guide to further reading.

    • History

The Holocaust

Events, Motives and Legacy
Author: Martyn Housden
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
Category: History
Page: 88
View: 4047
The Holocaust has proved a defining event in German, European and even world history. It has left moral, legal and political legacies which shape the global community we live in today. This text is designed to introduce readers to the most important debates about the event. It discusses the origins and course of the Holocaust, as well as the motives of its perpetrators and the reactions of bystanders and victims alike. In the process, the study makes clear why ‘history’ is not just about the past. "An excellent introduction to the topic, geared to senor pupils and undergraduates, but also of value to the general reader."--History Teaching Review

    • Science


A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 551
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

    • Philosophy

Eclipse of Reason

Author: Max Horkheimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472504585
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
View: 7984
In his most important work, Max Horkheimer surveys and demonstrates the gradual ascendancy of Reason in Western philosophy, its eventual total application to all spheres of life, and what he considers its present reified domination. First published in 1947, Horkheimer here explores the ways in Nazism - that most irrational of political movements - had co-opted ideas of rationality for its own ends. Ultimately, the book is a warning of the ways this might happen again and, as such, this is a book that has never appeared more timely.

    • Foreign Language Study

The German Urban Experience, 1900-1945

Modernity and Crisis
Author: Anthony McElligott
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415121156
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 295
View: 1896
By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the ever-growing urban vortex. The German Urban Experience 1900 - 1945 surveys the social and cultural history of Germany in this crucial period through written, visual and oral sources. Focusing on urbanism as one of the major forces of change, this book presents a wide range of archive sources, many available for the first time, as well as film scenes, literature and art. Exploring the German experience of 'urbanism as a way of life' in cities from Berlin and Dresden to Hamburg and Leipzig, this book discusses: the concept of the urban experience the development of urban infrastructure and transport the social conditions of the urban poor health and the effects of the city on the body production and commerce in German cities the city as a challenge to traditional gender hierarchies

    • English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 9609

    • Religion

The Germans and the Final Solution

Public Opinion Under Nazism
Author: David Bankier
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631201007
Category: Religion
Page: 216
View: 8298
The Germans and the Final Solution stand as the fullest assessment to date of the attitudes of the German public to the Nazi policy of antisemitism and its genocidal conclusion. David Bankier's pathbreaking work will be widely read by scholars and students of contemporary European Jewish history and the history of Nazi Germany.

    • Social Science

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136807047
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 5295
'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

    • Social Science

Modernity and the Holocaust

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745638090
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 7060
Sociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come toterms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects ofmodernity - the Holocaust. The book examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust,but more particularly concentrates upon the lessons which theHolocaust has for sociology. Bauman's work demonstrates that theHolocaust has to be understood as deeply involved with the natureof modernity. There is nothing comparable to this work available inthe sociological literature.

    • History

Historia and Fabula

Myths and Legends in Historical Thought from Antiquity to the Modern Age
Author: Peter G. Bietenholz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004100633
Category: History
Page: 434
View: 1272
Examining a variety of texts ranging from the Ancient Near East to the nineteenth century, this book deals with the inevitable presence of both fact and fiction in historical thought and investigates when, where and to what degree they were distinguished.

    • History

The Third Republic in France 1870-1940

Conflicts and Continuities
Author: William Fortescue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134740220
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 4834
An essential introduction to the major political problems, debates and conflicts which are central to the history of the Third Republic in France, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the fall of France in June 1940. It provides original sources, detailed commentary and helpful chronologies and bibliographies on topics including: * the emergence of the regime and the Paris Commune of 1871 * Franco-German relations * anti-Semitism and the Dreyfus Affair * the role of women and the importance of the national birth-rate * the character of the French Right and of French fascism.

    • Historiography

Commercialised History: Popular History Magazines in Europe

Approaches to a Historico-Cultural Phenomenon As the Basis for History Teaching
Author: Susanne Popp,Jutta Schumann,Miriam Hannig
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783631657799
Category: Historiography
Page: 377
View: 3751
This volume of essays is the result of the EU project -EHISTO-, which dealt with the mediation of history in popular history magazines and explored how history in the commercialised mass media can be used in history teaching in order to develop the media literacy and the transcultural competences of young people. The volume offers articles which for the first time address the phenomenon of popular history magazines in Europe and their mediating strategies in a foundational way. The articles are intended as introductory material for teachers and student teachers. The topic also offers an innovative approach in terms of making possible a European cross-country comparison, in which results based on qualitative and quantitative methods are presented, related to the content focus areas profiled in the national magazines."