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19th-20th centuries

  • Befehl und Ungehorsamby Katharina Rogge-Balke

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.90

    Die Darstellung des wilhelminischen Militärs in der satirischen Zeitschrift Simplicissimus ist von tiefer Ambivalenz geprägt. Die illustrierte Wochenzeitschrift aus der Zeit Kaiser Wilhelms II. stellt das Militär einerseits sehr kritisch, andererseits voller Bewunderung dar. Katharina Rogge-Balke untersucht die zeichnerisch-literarische Militärbetrachtung... more...

  • Eichmann before Jerusalem: the unexamined life of a mass murdererby Bettina Stangneth; Ruth Martin

    Scribe Publications 2014;

    A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of national socialists following the collapse of the third reich, and that permanently undermines Hannah Arendt?s often-cited notion of the ?banality of evil?. Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed... more...

  • The Devils' Allianceby Roger Moorhouse

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two mammoth and opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflict?s entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin stood side by side as allies. In The Devils? Alliance... more...

  • Atlas of Nazi Germanyby Michael Freeman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Originally published in hardback only in 1987, Michael Freeman's valuable guide to the history of Nazi Germany now returns to print in a substantially revised Second Edition. Dealing with all aspects of the Nazi regime, it is far more than just an atlas: the integration of the maps themselves with charts and other visually-displayed data, and an extensive... more...

  • Germany from Defeat to Partition, 1945-1963by D. G. Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    This book covers the years, 1945-63 which witnessed th total defeat of the Third Reich, the occupation a nd evolution of the German Federal Republic and German Democratic Republic. The impact of the occupation is analysed, as are the events leading to the division of Germany.  Politics, economic history and social and cultural change in both Germanys... more...

  • Erfahrungsbruch und Generationsbehauptungby Benjamin Möckel

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 33.67

    Die »Kriegsjugendgeneration« in der BRD und der DDR: »skeptische Generation« versus »Aufbaugeneration«. Ob Günter Grass, Martin Walser oder Jürgen Habermas: Die Jugendjahrgänge des Zweiten Weltkriegs bilden bis heute eine der politisch wirkmächtigsten Generationen der deutschen Nachkriegsgeschichte. Folgt man der gängigen Interpretation, so war es... more...

  • Generation und Raumby Söhnke Grothusen; Vânia Morais; Hagen Stöckmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 25.25

    Die Kategorie des Raums und ihr Einfluss auf generationelle Dynamiken. Die Bezüge zwischen Räumen, Orten und Grenzen als ein fester Bestandteil generationeller Vergemeinschaftung sind vielfältig: Einen intuitiven Eindruck davon geben so unterschiedliche Beispiele wie der »Mythos von Langemarck« als Schnittstelle beider Weltkriege oder das mediale... more...

  • Die Linke im Visierby Nikolaus Wachsmann; Sybille Steinbacher

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 16.83

    Die frühen Konzentrationslager und ihre Bedeutung für die Verfolgung der politischen Linken. Die Linke stand schon in der Weimarer Republik im Visier von Hitlers Anhängern. An die Macht gekommen, errichteten die Nationalsozialisten umgehend die ersten Konzentrationslager - in Militärgebäuden, Turnhallen, Gefängnissen, stillgelegten Fabriken, einstigen... more...

  • Weimar and Nazi Germanyby Panikos Panayi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Weimar and Nazi Germany presents the history of the country in these periods in a unique way. Examining the continuities and discontinuities between the Third Reich and the Weimar Republic, it also contextualises these two regimes within modern German and European history. After a broad introduction to 1919-1945, four general surveys examine the... more...

  • The Weimar Republicby J. W. Hiden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99

    It is often assumed that the Weimar Republic was bound to fail due to the harsh terms of the Versailles Settlement. Professor Hiden dispels this simplistic view and shows that it was a complex set of factors which finally brought Hitler to power. This clear and balanced study is now fully revised - for the first time since its publication in 1974 -... more...