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  • 1985by Michael Ploetz; Mechthild Lindemann; Christoph Johannes Franzen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    1985 was a year of coming to terms with the past: while German President von Weizsäcker won international praise, the visit to a Nazi war cemetery by Chancellor Kohl and Ronald Reagan aroused indignation, especially in the United States. As Gorbachev came to power, American-Soviet relations were energized, culminating in a summit meeting... more...

  • Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Agesby Keagan Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Ages explores the response by medieval society to tales of marvels and the supernatural, which ranged from firm belief to outright rejection, and asks why the believers believed, and why the skeptical disbelieved. Despite living in a world whose structures more often than not supported belief, there were still... more...

  • The Bitter Taste of Victoryby Lara Feigel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.99

    As the Second World War neared its conclusion, Germany was a nation reduced to rubble: 3.6 million German homes had been destroyed leaving 7.5 million people homeless; an apocalyptic landscape of flattened cities and desolate wastelands. In May 1945 Germany surrendered, and Britain, America, Soviet Russia and France set about rebuilding their... more...

  • The Inner Warby Gerda Hartwich Robinson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    It is sometimes difficult to remember that in war there are innocents on all sides who suffer. German citizens who had no connection to the atrocities committed by their countrymen nonetheless endured great hardships because of them. In The Inner War , author Gerda Hartwich Robinson narrates her story as a German survivor of World War II. She tells... more...

  • Wehrmachtjustiz an der "Heimatfront"by Kerstin Theis

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 105.00

    This study paints a comprehensive picture of military justice in the Ersatzheer, or replacement army of the Wehrmacht, which had various home-front tasks. The author analyzes the operation of Ersatzheer military courts during the Second World War. She offers a general portrait of court personnel, and describes their attempts as an ?extended... more...

  • The Anatomy of Murderby Sabine Hildebrandt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians. While politics and racial laws drove many anatomists from the profession, most who remained joined the Nazi party, and some helped to develop the scientific basis for its racialist dogma.... more...

  • Krieg mit dem Wortby Damaris Grimmsmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    This is the first monograph devoted to the widely disseminated 16 th century ?Sermons on the Turk.? The work fills a gap in scholarship on the Turkish question in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. The volume includes 299 sermons by 38 authors, with a focus on their liturgical setting, the authors? level of knowledge, and specific... more...

  • Lobbying Hitlerby Matt Bera

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    From 1933 onward, Nazi Germany undertook massive and unprecedented industrial integration, submitting an entire economic sector to direct state oversight. This innovative study explores how German professionals navigated this complex landscape through the divergent careers of business managers in two of the era's most important trade organizations.... more...

  • The Right Wrong Manby Lawrence Douglas

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In 2009, Harper?s Magazine sent war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas to Munich to cover the last chapter of the lengthiest case ever to arise from the Holocaust: the trial of eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk?s legal odyssey began in 1975, when American investigators received evidence alleging that the Cleveland autoworker and naturalized... more...

  • Race and Photographyby Amos Morris-Reich

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Race and Photography studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the ?science of race,? what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enabled not just new forms of documentation but new forms of perception. Foregoing the political lens through... more...