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The Third Reich /
D.G. Williamson.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2011.
description
xlix, 202 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps.
ISBN
1408223198 (Paper), 9781408223192 (Paper)
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Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2011.
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1408223198 (Paper)
9781408223192 (Paper)
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7411773
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German and European history. Among his recent publications are Poland Betrayed: The Nazi Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Pen and Sword, 2009) and, also in the Seminar Studies series, Bismarck and Germany, 3rd edition (2010). Formerly head of history at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer.
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The Third Reich has had a global impact on the politics and history of the twentieth century. Attempts to define National Socialism, or Nazism, began as soon as it became a major force in the 1930s, and have continued unabated ever since. Now in its fourth edition, David G. Williamson's classic Seminar Studies title draws on recent scholarship to provide students with an up-to-date introduction To The historical controversies surrounding this fascinating period in Germany's past. Expanded to analyse the impact of the war on the Nazi regime And The German people in even greater depth, The book: -         Looks at Hitler's rise to power and how the Nazi regime consolidated its grip during the period March 1933-August 1934-         explains how Nazi Germany was governed and discusses to what extent Hitler could be considered a ‘weak dictator'-         examines Nazi economic and foreign policy and its role in preparing Germany for war-         analyses the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies And The creation of the Volksgemeinschaft-         explores Hitler's popularity And The degree of opposition To The Nazis This fully revised and updated new edition, supported by a broad range of primary source material, offers a comprehensive and balanced analysis of a key period in German history. David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German and European history. Among his recent publications are PolandBetrayed: The Nazi Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Pen and Sword, 2009) and, also in the Seminar Studies series, Bismarckand Germany, 3e (2010). Formerly head of History at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer. 
Long Description
Since publication of the first edition in 1982, David Williamson's the Third Reich has become established as one of the most successful books in the Seminar Studies in History series. The author draws on up-to-date scholarship to guide students through the maze of historical controversies concerning the Third Reich and to offer a comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the period. In a clear and accessible manner, The new edition provides chapters that: introduce readers To The historiography of the Third Reich analyse the reasons for Hitler's rise to power look at how the Nazi regime consolidated it's grip on power during the period March 1933- August 1934 explain how Nazi Germany was governed and discuss to what extent Hitler can be viewed as a 'weak dictator' analyse Hitler's economic, foreign and social policies in both war and peace up to 1945, As well as the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies. The analysis of these themes is backed up with an increased selection of documents, which enable students to discuss the key issues more fully. Providing a concise but comprehensive account of the origins, course and downfall of the Third Reich, this new edition of an already classic text will be an invaluable introduction To The subject for students.
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10 SECOND SELLOne of our best-selling Seminar Studies titles, The Third Reich was both revised and substantially enlarged in a third edition in 2002. Yet Hitler's Third Reich is of perennial interest both at schools and university, and much new research has appeared in recent years. The new fourth edition will incorporate new findings and with an additional section on the German Home Front will become the most up-to-date introduction in the field.BRIEF DESCRIPTIONSince publication of the first edition in 1982, David Williamson's the Third Reich has become established as one of the most successful books in the Seminar Studies in History series. The author draws on up-to-date scholarship to guide students through the maze of historical controversies concerning the Third Reich and to offer a comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the period. In a clear and accessible manner, The new edition provides chapters that: introduce readers To The historiography of the Third Reich analyse the reasons for Hitler's rise to power look at how the Nazi regime consolidated it's grip on power during the period March 1933- August 1934 explain how Nazi Germany was governed and discuss to what extent Hitler can be viewed as a 'weak dictator' analyse Hitler's economic, foreign and social policies in both war and peace up to 1945, As well as the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies.The analysis of these themes is backed up with an increased selection of documents, which enable students to discuss the key issues more fully. Providing a concise but comprehensive account of the origins, course and downfall of the Third Reich, this new edition of an already classic text will be an invaluable introduction To The subject for students.FEATURES Who's Who Chronology Glossary Documents Full colour photos Guide to Further Reading MapsNEW TO THIS EDITIONChapter 10: The Home Front, 1939-45 will be expanded by some 5,000 words, giving the author an opportunity to analyse the impact of the war on the Nazi regime And The German people more thoroughly.Where necessary the text will be altered to take note of the arguments of important new publications such as Adam Tooze, The Wages of Destruction and Richard Evans, The Third Reich in Power.Some documents will be replaced by more striking or newly discovered sources.WHY IT WILL SELL Central topic in the study of 20th century German History One of the most popular option course at both undergraduate and A Level Sales of previous editions since 1995 = 20,000 + Occupies a unique position in the market as the only introductory volume with primary source documents Bringing this updated volume into the new 2008 format will give it better visibility in the market and will significantly improve sales.BENCHMARKThere are loads of GCSE and A-level texts on Nazi Germany or Weimar and Nazi Germany or Hitler, etc..Williamson, The Third Reich (Seminar Studies in History), Pearson, 2002, 240 pp., £16.99 - Sales of this edition 8,600.Stephen Lee, Hitler and Nazi Germany (Questions and Analysis in History), Routledge, 1998, 144 pp., £13.00 (includes some documents)Frank McDonough, Hitler and Nazi Germany (Cambridge Perspectives in History), CUP, 1999, 160 pp., £10.99
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Each book in the Seminar Studies in History series provides a concise and reliable introduction to complex events and debates. Written by acknowledged experts and supported by extracts from historical Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who's Who of key figures and Guide to Further Reading, Seminar Studies in History are the essential guides to understanding a topic.
Long Description
Since publication of the first edition in 1982, David Williamson's the Third Reich has become established as one of the most successful books in the Seminar Studies in History series.  The author draws on up-to-date scholarship to guide students through the maze of historical controversies concerning the Third Reich and to offer a comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the period.  In a clear and accessible manner, The new edition provides chapters that: introduce readers To The historiography of the Third Reich analyse the reasons for Hitler's rise to power look at how the Nazi regime consolidated it's grip on power during the period March 1933- August 1934 explain how Nazi Germany was governed and discuss to what extent Hitler can be viewed as a 'weak dictator' analyse Hitler's economic, foreign and social policies in both war and peace up to 1945, As well as the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies.The analysis of these themes is backed up with an increased selection of documents, which enable students to discuss the key issues more fully.  Providing a concise but comprehensive account of the origins, course and downfall of the Third Reich, this new edition of an already classic text will be an invaluable introduction To The subject for students.  
Long Description
Since publication of the first edition in 1982, David Williamson's the Third Reich has become established as one of the most successful books in the Seminar Studies in History series. The author draws on up-to-date scholarship to guide students through the maze of historical controversies concerning the Third Reich and to offer a comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the period. In a clear and accessible manner, The new edition provides chapters that: introduce readers To The historiography of the Third Reich analyse the reasons for Hitler's rise to power look at how the Nazi regime consolidated it's grip on power during the period March 1933- August 1934 explain how Nazi Germany was governed and discuss to what extent Hitler can be viewed as a 'weak dictator' analyse Hitler's economic, foreign and social policies in both war and peace up to 1945, As well as the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies.The analysis of these themes is backed up with an increased selection of documents, which enable students to discuss the key issues more fully. Providing a concise but comprehensive account of the origins, course and downfall of the Third Reich, this new edition of an already classic text will be an invaluable introduction To The subject for students.
Back Cover Copy
The Third Reich has had a global impact on the politics and history of the twentieth century. Attempts to define National Socialism, or Nazism, began as soon as it became a major force in the 1930s, and have continued unabated ever since. Now in its fourth edition, David G. Williamson's classic Seminar Studies title draws on recent scholarship to provide students with an up-to-date introduction to the historical controversies surrounding this fascinating period in Germany's past.Expanded to analyse the impact of the war on the Nazi regime and the German people in even greater depth, the book:- Looks at Hitler's rise to power and how the Nazi regime consolidated its grip during the period March 1933-August 1934- explains how Nazi Germany was governed and discusses to what extent Hitler could be considered a ‘weak dictator'- examines Nazi economic and foreign policy and its role in preparing Germany for war- analyses the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies and the creation of the Volksgemeinschaft- explores Hitler's popularity and the degree of opposition to the NazisThis fully revised and updated new edition, supported by a broad range of primary source material, offers a comprehensive and balanced analysis of a key period in German history.David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German and European history. Among his recent publications are PolandBetrayed: The Nazi Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Pen and Sword, 2009) and, also in the Seminar Studies series, Bismarckand Germany, 3e (2010). Formerly head of History at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer.
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D.G. Williamson's account of the origins, course and downfall of the Third Reich addresses the reasons for Hitler's rise to power and examines how the Nazi regime consolidated its grip on power during the period March 1933 to August 1934.
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The Third Reich has had a global impact on the politics and history of the twentieth century. Attempts to define National Socialism, or Nazism, began as soon as it became a major force in the 1930s, and has continued unabated ever since. Now in its fourth edition, David G. Williamson's classic Seminar Studies title draws on recent scholarship to provide students with an up-to-date introduction to the historical controversies surrounding this fascinating period in Germany's past.Expanded to analyse the impact of the war on the Nazi regime and the German people in even greater depth, the book:- Looks at Hitler's rise to power and how the Nazi regime consolidated its grip during the period March 1933 - August 1934- Explains how Nazi Germany was governed and discusses to what extent Hitler could be considered a ‘weak dictator'- Examines Nazi economic and foreign policy and its role in preparing Germany for war- Analyses the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies and the creation of the Volksgemeinschaft- Explores Hitler's popularity and the degree of opposition to the NazisThis fully revised and updated new edition, supported by a broad range of primary source material, offers a comprehensive and balanced analysis of a key period in German history.David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German and European history. Among his recent publications are Poland Betrayed: The Nazi Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Pen and Sword, 2009) and, also in the Seminar Studies series, Bismarckand Germany, 3rd edition (2010). Formerly head of history at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer.
Back Cover Copy
The Third Reich has had a global impact on the politics and history of the twentieth century. Attempts to define National Socialism, or Nazism, began as soon as it became a major force in the 1930s, and has continued unabated ever since. Now in its fourth edition, David G. Williamson's classic Seminar Studies title draws on recent scholarship to provide students with an up-to-date introduction To The historical controversies surrounding this fascinating period in Germany's past. Expanded to analyse the impact of the war on the Nazi regime And The German people in even greater depth, The book: - Looks at Hitler's rise to power and how the Nazi regime consolidated its grip during the period March 1933 - August 1934 - Explains how Nazi Germany was governed and discusses to what extent Hitler could be considered a 'weak dictator' - Examines Nazi economic and foreign policy and its role in preparing Germany for war - Analyses the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies And The creation of the Volksgemeinschaft - Explores Hitler's popularity And The degree of opposition To The Nazis This fully revised and updated new edition, supported by a broad range of primary source material, offers a comprehensive and balanced analysis of a key period in German history. David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German and European history. Among his recent publications are Poland Betrayed: The Nazi Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Pen and Sword, 2009) and, also in the Seminar Studies series, Bismarck and Germany, 3rd edition (2010). Formerly head of history at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer.
Back Cover Copy
The Third Reich has had a global impact on the politics and history of the twentieth century. Attempts to define National Socialism, or Nazism, began as soon as it became a major force in the 1930s, and has continued unabated ever since. Now in its fourth edition, David G. Williamson's classic Seminar Studies title draws on recent scholarship to provide students with an up-to-date introduction to the historical controversies surrounding this fascinating period in Germany's past. Expanded to analyse the impact of the war on the Nazi regime and the German people in even greater depth, the book: - Looks at Hitler's rise to power and how the Nazi regime consolidated its grip during the period March 1933 - August 1934 - Explains how Nazi Germany was governed and discusses to what extent Hitler could be considered a ‘weak dictator' - Examines Nazi economic and foreign policy and its role in preparing Germany for war - Analyses the development of Nazi racial and eugenic policies and the creation of the Volksgemeinschaft - Explores Hitler's popularity and the degree of opposition to the Nazis This fully revised and updated new edition, supported by a broad range of primary source material, offers a comprehensive and balanced analysis of a key period in German history. David G. Williamson has written extensively on modern German and European history. Among his recent publications are Poland Betrayed: The Nazi Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Pen and Sword, 2009) and, also in the Seminar Studies series, Bismarck and Germany, 3rd edition (2010). Formerly head of history at Highgate School, he is now a writer and freelance lecturer.
Table of Contents
Publisher's acknowledgementsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
Who's whop. xx
Glossaryp. xxxv
Mapsp. xlv
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Debatep. 3
Can the Third Reich be 'historicised'?p. 5
Analysisp. 7
The Origins and Rise of National Socialismp. 9
The ideological rootsp. 9
The Bismarckian Reich: an incubator of National Socialism?p. 10
The German revolution, 1918-19: a turning point that did not turn?p. 11
the formation of the NSDAP, 1919-24p. 12
The renaissance of the Nazi Party, 1925-30p. 14
Nazi voters, 1930-32p. 17
The road to power, September 1930-January 1933p. 18
The Legal Revolution and the Consolidation of Power, 1933-34p. 21
The dissolution of the Reichstag and the election of 5 March 1933p. 21
The 'revolution from below' and the Enabling Actp. 23
The process of Gleichschaltungp. 25
The churchesp. 27
The defeat of the second revolutionp. 28
State, Party and Führer: The Government of Nazi Germany, 1933-39p. 33
Ministries and 'Supreme Reich Authorities', 1933-38p. 33
Himmler and the SS statep. 35
The centralisation of the Reichp. 37
The civil servicep. 37
The Partyp. 38
The role of Hitlerp. 41
The Economy, 1933-39p. 43
Work creation and economic recovery, 1933-35p. 43
Agriculturep. 45
The Mittelstandp. 47
Schacht and the financing of German rearmamentp. 48
The Four Year Planp. 49
The industrialists and the Four Year Plan: winners and losersp. 51
Rearmament and the German economy, 1937-39p. 52
The People's Community: German Society and the Third Reich, 1933-39p. 55
The work of the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propagandap. 55
Education and youthp. 57
The peasantryp. 60
Women and the familyp. 61
The workersp. 64
Policing the Volksgemeinschaftp. 67
The Hitler myth as a factor of integrationp. 68
The Racial Statep. 69
Nazi health and eugenic policiesp. 69
The 'asocials' and homosexualsp. 71
Gypsies, part-Africans and the Slav minoritiesp. 71
The Jewsp. 72
The Germans and the Jewsp. 77
Foreign Policy, 1933-39p. 78
Hitler's priorities, 1933-37p. 80
The Anschlussp. 84
The destruction of Czechoslovakiap. 86
The Polish crisis and the outbreak of warp. 89
Germany, Europe and the World, 1939-45p. 92
The British problem, 1940-41p. 93
The decision to attack Soviet Russiap. 95
From European to world war, 1941-45p. 96
Europe under German occupation, 1939-44p. 97
'Ethnic cleansing' and settlement policies in Eastern Europep. 102
The Holocaustp. 104
The Home Front, 1939-45p. 108
Disintegration of the Führer statep. 108
The increasing power of the Nazi Party and the SSp. 109
The war economyp. 112
Food supplies and rationingp. 115
Solving the labour crisis in the war industriesp. 115
The impact of war on the German people, 1942-45p. 118
The end of the Hitler regimep. 120
Postscript to the Third Reich: the Dönitz governmentp. 121
The German Oppositionp. 123
Resistance and Resistenzp. 124
Opposition from the Churchesp. 125
Opposition on the Leftp. 127
The challenge of youth culturep. 128
Resistance by the military and conservative elitesp. 130
The road to 20 July 1944p. 132
Why was there no German revolution in 1945?p. 134
Assessmentp. 137
The Third Reich in Retrospectp. 139
Hitler's rise to powerp. 139
The Nazi regimep. 140
How 'modern' was the Third Reich?p. 141
The legacy of Nazi Germanyp. 142
Documentsp. 145
The nature of fascismp. 146
Hermann Rauschning on the aims of Nazism, 1938p. 146
The party programmep. 147
Hitler's powers as an oratorp. 150
Working within the constitutionp. 150
Hitler as saviourp. 151
Why the Centre Party voted for the Enabling Billp. 151
Goebbels and the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propagandap. 152
Hitler's speech to the Reichsstatthalter, 6 July 1933p. 153
Hitler's plans for the armyp. 153
Papen warns Hitler on 17 June 1934p. 154
Hitler's lifestylep. 154
'Working towards the Führer'p. 155
A British view of Hitlerp. 156
The number of unemployed (in millions)p. 156
The Four Year Planp. 156
Achievements of the Four Year Plan, 1936-42p. 158
Gross national product and military expenditure in Germany, the USA and Britain, 1933-45p. 159
A Nazi history syllabusp. 160
The League of German Girlsp. 161
Women's place in the Nazi statep. 161
Population statisticsp. 162
The egalitarian statep. 162
'Do-it-yourself' wage bargainingp. 163
Labour relations and the Gestapop. 164
The impact of the 'Beauty of Labour' and 'Strength through Joy' schemesp. 164
Development of wages and cost of living index, 1929-40p. 165
Average gross hourly earnings in selected industries, 1935-38p. 166
Hitler on the racial statep. 166
Himmler's circular on the 'gypsy nuisance'p. 167
Hitler and the Jewsp. 168
Hitler threatens the Jews with annihilationp. 169
Hitler's thinking on foreign policy in Mein Kampfp. 169
The Hossbach Memorandump. 170
Hitler surveys the international situation, 22 August 1939p. 172
Hitler gives the order to prepare for an attack on the USSRp. 173
The Einsatzgruppenp. 174
German treatment of Russian prisoners of warp. 174
Resettlement policies in Polandp. 175
Hitler's racial prioritiesp. 176
The Wannsee Conferencep. 176
Comparison between the British and German war effortsp. 177
The inefficiencies of labour conscriptionp. 177
The strains of war on the familyp. 178
The Swing Movementp. 179
The Confessing Church emphasises the Fifth Commandment, 1943p. 179
Individual acts of oppositionp. 180
General von Tresckow on the significance of the oppositionp. 181
Contrasting attitudes towards Hitler in March 1945p. 182
Guide to Further Readingp. 183
Referencesp. 190
Indexp. 196
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