The Third Reich in History and Memory

The Third Reich in History and Memory

Evans, Richard J.

Editorial Oxford University Press (UK)
Fecha de edición marzo 2015 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780190228392
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One of the era's most important historians charts the ways in which understanding of the Third Reich has changed in the 21st century
In the seventy years since the demise of the Third Reich, there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism. In this brilliant and eye-opening collection, Richard J. Evans, the acclaimed author of the Third Reich trilogy, offers a critical commentary on that transformation, exploring how major changes in perspective have informed research and writing on the Third Reich in recent years.
Drawing on his most notable writings from the last two decades, Evans reveals the shifting perspectives on Nazism's rise to political power, its economic intricacies, and its subterranean extension into postwar Germany. Evans considers how the Third Reich is increasingly viewed in a broader international context, as part of the age of imperialism; discusses the growing emphasis on the larger economic and cultural circumstances of the era; and emphasizes the development of research into Nazi society, particularly in the understanding of Nazi Germany as a political system based on popular approval and consent. Exploring the complex relationship between memory and history, Evans also points out the places where the growing need to confront the misdeeds of Nazism and expose the complicity of those who participated has led to crude and sweeping condemnation, when instead historians should be making careful distinctions.
Written with Evans' sharp-eyed insight and characteristically compelling style, these essays offer a summation of the collective cultural memory of Nazism in the present, and suggest the degree to which memory must be subjected to the close scrutiny of history.

Biografía del autor

Richard J. Evans (Londres, 1947) es uno de los especialistas más destacados en la historia de la Alemania moderna. De 1989 a 1998 fue profesor de Historia en el Birkbeck College de la Universidad de Londres y entre 1998 y 2014, profesor de Historia Moderna en la Universidad de Cambridge. En 1994 recibió la Medalla de Hamburgo del Arte y la Ciencia por servicios culturales a la ciudad. Entre sus libros destacan The Feminist Movement in Germany (1894-1933), Death in Hamburg (que ganó el Premio Literario Wolfson de Historia), In Hitler's Shadow, Rituals of Retribution (Premio Frenkel de Historia Contemporánea),In Defense of History(traducido a ocho lenguas),Telling Lies about Hitlery la presente trilogía sobre el nazismo, finalista del Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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