Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima

Historians and the Second World War, 1945-1990

By Richard J. B. Bosworth

© 1993 – Routledge

278 pages

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pub: 1994-04-28
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About the Book

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


`… thought-provoking and widely researched study of history-writing since 1945.' - Contemporary European History

`It is a very witty and erudite discussion of what historians in the combatant countries have made of the horrors of the Second War World.' - Scotland on Sunday

`This is an extremely valuable, thought-provoking book. It undertakes an ambitious task of relating the study of history in many countries to the cataclysmic developments of the Second World War - not just the battles fought, but including the rise of fascism, domestic divisions, and atrocities committed at home and abroad … This is an enormously complex story, but the author presents it thoughtfully and imaginatively, always asking the crucial question, how history affects a historian, and how a historian shapes history.' - Akira Iriye, Harvard University

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The New International History

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General