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1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Nazi Germany

ISBN 9780415308618
Published December 20, 2007 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Nazi Germany combines a concise narrative overview with chronological, bibliographical and tabular information to cover all major aspects of Nazi Germany. This user-friendly guide provides a comprehensive survey of key topics such as the origins and consolidation of the Nazi regime, the Nazi dictatorship in action, Nazi foreign policy, the Second World War, the Holocaust, the opposition to the regime and the legacy of Nazism. Features include:

  • detailed chronologies
  • a discussion of Nazi ideology
  • succinct historiographical overview with more detailed information on more than sixty major historians of Nazism
  • biographies of 150 leading figures of Nazi Germany
  • a glossary of terms, concepts and acronyms
  • maps and tables
  • a concise thematic bibliography of works on the Third Reich. 

This indispensable reference guide to the history and historiography of Nazi Germany will appeal to students, teachers and general readers alike.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Background  Part 1: Nazi Germany in Historical Perspective  2. Chronology  3. Historiography  4. A–Z of Historians.  Tables and Maps  Part 2: Nazi Germany: The Major Topics  5. Origins and Consolidation  6. Dictatorship in Action  7. Foreign Policy, War and the Holocaust  8. Opposition and Legacy  Part 3: Nazi Germany: Names, Terms and Sources  9. Biographies  10. Glossary  11. Bibliography

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Roderick Stackelberg is Emeritus Professor of History at Gonzaga University. He is the author of Hitler’s Germany: Origins, Interpretations, Legacies (1999) and Idealism Debased: From Volkisch Ideology to National Socialism (1981), and co-editor of The Nazi Germany Sourcebook (2002).


‘At some point in your career there may come the moment when this book is tha answer to an unsaid prayer … This is the book that will rescue you. This is not so much a companion to Nazi Germany as a compendium.’ – History Teaching Review

'This well-informed and moderately priced work succeeds in its object of explaining the many controversies arising from historical interpretation of a catastrophic period of European history, while leaving its readers to make up their own minds which view is most convincing to them.' K.C.Fraiser, St Andrews University

'Altogether this is a very useful book, especially for those beginning their studies.'Contemporary Review