By: Ian Kershaw Media of The Nazi Dictatorship. See larger image The Nazi Dictatorship is Kershaw’s landmark study of the Third Reich. It covers the major. The Nazi Dictatorship has become the classic exploration of the complex issues historians face when they interpret the Third Reich. Ian Kershaw synthesizes. Johnpeter Horst Grill; ian kershaw. The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation. Baltimore: Edward Arnold. Pp. viii.

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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Nazism was unique Sonderweg that grew out of authoritarian Prussian traditions, but fundamentally owed its uniqueness to the ideology and personality of Hitler. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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This edition reflects current concerns and fresh research and contains substantial revisions to the chapter on “Hitler and the Jews” and an updated survey of recent historical work including Goldhagen’s controversial book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners. Is Nazism unique or an expression of European trends? Book ratings by Goodreads. It also examines how Hitler, in spite of his frequently erratic or even aloof style of ruling and unwillingness to draft especially domestic policy, nevertheless exerted an immense direct influence over the actions of the state.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Published August 28th by Bloomsbury Academic first published Did it follow the political aims of German industry 47? Johnpeter Horst Grill; ian kershaw. Often I had the feeling, while reading, that either I or Sir Ian was dyslexic First proposed by the Comintern in the s. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


To what extent were Nazi decisions made with economic decisions in mind 48? The overall structure of government consisted of constantly shifting power bases and warring factions. Bosworth’s book on Italy below does not have these vices — though Bosworth has a more mediocre mind than does Kershaw — and it is his Kershaw’s undoubted brilliance, ultimately, that makes this book informative and worth the read.

It covers the major themes and debates relating to Nazism including the Holocaust, Hitler’s authority and leadership, Nazi Foreign Policy and the aftermath, including issues surrounding Germany’s unification. Return to Idctatorship Page.

Politics and economics in the Nazi State 4. Don’t have an account? It contains substantial revisions to the chapter on Hitler and the Jews and to the survey of recent historical work, particularly with respect to the ‘Goldhagen phenomenon. Lee rated it really liked it Jan 09, Mcurtis3 rated it really liked it Apr 22, Oxford University Press is a department of isn University of Oxford.

The Nazi Dictatorship : Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation

The orders for each stage in the Holocaust came from Hitler. View all 9 comments. Hitler relied on personal loyalties which has led some scholars to label the Third Reich, a neo-feudal empire. Other editions – View all The Nazi Dictatorship: Sign In Forgot password?


Dnalphonsus rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Sean Smart rated it really liked it Jul 24, It is an incredibly educational, well-referenced, scholarly yet tersely written work that demonstrates not only the importance of understanding every aspect of a society in order to explain its collective actions, but also the inherent difficulties in applying any historical method even to a relatively recent and well-documented period.

This is a historiography, not a history. Most users should sign in with their email address. This interpretation has been dubbed by modern scholars with their usual nnazi of trivializing kersaw as the “intentionalist” or “monocratic” position – and is what most of us have been exposed to.

According to Kershaw, before the seizure of power the Nazis were seen by many industrialists as their last hope rather than their first choice. Sign In or Create an Account. The Holocaust should be understood as the result of the chaotic and fragmented decision making process of the Third Reich. That’s one chapter heading. The Revelations edition includes a new preface from the author. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.