1st Edition

Weimar and Nazi Germany Continuities and Discontinuities

By Panikos Panayi Copyright 2001

    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 economy, society, internal politics and foreign policy. A third section treats specific key themes including women and the family, big business, race, the SPD, the extreme Right and Anglo-German relations. This innovative text assembles major scholars of Germany. It will prove vital reading for all those interested in twentieth century history.

    Part 1 Introduction; Chapter 1 Continuities and discontinuities in German history, 1919–1945, Panikos Panayi; Part 2 Weimar and Nazi Germany: A Survey; Chapter 2 The German Economy, 1919–1945, Richard Overy; Chapter 3 Did Hitler create a new society? Continuity and change in German social history before and after 1933, Hartmut Berghoff; Chapter 4 The transition from Weimar to the Third Reich: the political dimension, Edgar Feuchtwanger; Chapter 5 German foreign policy in the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, 1919–1945, Imanuel Geiss; Part 3 Economics, Society, Politics and Diplomacy, 1919–1945: Key Themes; Chapter 6 Big business and the continuities of German history, 1900–1945, J. Adam Tooze; Chapter 7 Women and the family, Lisa Pine; Chapter 8, Panikos Panayi; Chapter 9 The extreme right, Lee McGowan; Chapter 10 The SPD, Stefan Berger; Chapter 11 ‘Preaching the gospel of reasonableness’: Anglo-German relations, 1919–1939, G.T. Waddington;


    Edited by Panikos Panayi, Senior Lacturer in History, De Montfort University, Leicester.