Evans, Richard J.
Most widely held works about Richard J Evans
Most widely held works by Richard J Evans
The coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans ( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: From one of the world's most distinguished historians, a magisterial new reckoning with Hitler's rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. In 1900 Germany was the most progressive and dynamic nation in Europe, the only country whose rapid technological and social growth and change challenged that of the United States. Its political culture was less authoritarian than Russia's and less anti-Semitic than France's; representative institutions were thriving, and competing political parties and elections were a central part of life. How then can we explain the fact that in little more than a generation this stable modern country would be in the hands of a violent, racist, extremist political movement that would lead it and all of Europe into utter moral, physical, and cultural ruin? There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand, and Richard Evans has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans's history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as he shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. With many people angry and embittered by military defeat and economic ruin; a state undermined by a civil service, an army, and a law enforcement system deeply alienated from the democratic order introduced in 1918; beset by the growing extremism of voters prey to panic about the increasing popularity of communism; home to a tiny but quite successful Jewish community subject to widespread suspicion and resentment, Germany proved to be fertile ground in which Nazism's ideology of hatred could take root. The first book of what will ultimately be a complete three-volume history of Nazi Germany, The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian's art and the book by which all others on this subject will be judged.
The Third Reich in power, 1933-1939 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
In this book, historian Evans tells of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. Every area of life, from literature, culture, and the arts to religion, education, and science, was subordinated to the relentless drive to prepare Germany for war. Evans shows how the Nazis attempted to reorder every aspect of German society, encountering many kinds and degrees of resistance along the way but gradually winning the acceptance of the German people. Those who were seen as unfit, including Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, "asocial" and "habitual" criminals, were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms. After six years of foreign policy brinkmanship that took the Nazi regime from success to success, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939.--From publisher description.
Lying about Hitler : history, Holocaust, and the David Irving trial by Richard J Evans ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,598 libraries worldwide
The author examines the libel suit and ensuing trial of Penguin Books UK and Deborah Lipstadt against holocaust denier David Irving. The author uses the trial to explore the question of Nazi genocide against the Jews and the roles of Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels in the Holocaust.
The Third Reich at war by Richard J Evans ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
The final volume in Evans's masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a people's community to serve a war of conquest, and Hitler's campaign of racial subjugation and genocide.
In Hitler's shadow : West German historians and the attempt to escape from the Nazi past by Richard J Evans ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 976 libraries worldwide
In defense of history by Richard J Evans ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
"In his compact, spirited survey, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation and powerful computer models to the skilled investigator's sudden insight, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past."--BOOK JACKET.
The feminists : women's emancipation movements in Europe, America, and Australasia, 1840-1920 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
The feminist movement in Germany, 1894-1933 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Society and politics in Wilhelmine Germany ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Death in Hamburg : society and politics in the cholera years, 1830-1910 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and German and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Rethinking German history : nineteenth-century Germany and the origins of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Comrades and sisters : feminism, socialism, and pacifism in Europe, 1870-1945 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Rereading German history : from unification to reunification, 1800-1996 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Presenting the collected reviews of one of modern Germany's single most important historians, this book offers a comprehensive summary of Richard Evans' trenchant and important analytical points on Weimar, the Third Reich and revisionism.
Rituals of retribution : capital punishment in Germany, 1600-1987 by Richard J Evans ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
"The book begins with an account of the system of 'traditional' capital punishments set out in German law, and the ritual practices and cultural readings associated with them in the early modern period. It examines how this system broke down under the impact of secularization and social change in the first half of the nineteenth century. The abolition of the death penalty became a classic liberal cause which triumphed, briefly, in 1848. Its definitive reinstatement by Bismarck in the 1880s coincided with the emergence of new, Social Darwinist attitudes towards criminality whose eventual triumph laid the foundations for the massive expansion of capital punishment which took place during Hitler's 'Third Reich'. After 1945, the death penalty was abolished in the West but continued to be used in East Germany until its abandonment in the 1980s." "This compelling study brings a mass of new evidence to bear on the history of German attitudes to law and order, deviance, cruelty, suffering, and death. It tells the stories of the men and women who went to the block, the politicians, philosophers, and officials who debated whether they should be sent there, and the executioners whose job it was to kill them. The book's findings are used to test the argument of Norbert Elias that there was a deficit of the 'civilizing process' in Germany, to examine Michael Foucault's theory of the formation of a 'carceral society' in the modern period, and to cast new light on the social history of death, as pioneered by Phillipe Aries."--BOOK JACKET.
The German working class, 1888-1933 : the politics of everyday life ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 libraries worldwide
The German peasantry : conflict and community in rural society from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and German and held by 451 libraries worldwide
The German family : essays on the social history of the family in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Tales from the German underworld : crime and punishment in the nineteenth century by Richard J Evans ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Through the means of four narratives from the nineteenth-century German underworld, this book explores an intriguing array of questions about criminality, punishment and social exclusion in modern German history. Drawing on hitherto unexplored legal documents and police files, Richard J. Evans recounts the epic adventures of an art teacher imprisoned for forging bank notes, then transported to Siberia with a gang of violent Prussian felons in 1802; the tragic sufferings of a drunken female vagrant whipped repeatedly by the authorities in Bremen in the 1820s and 30s for the crime of persistently returning to the city after being expelled; the comical and fantastic personal and political deceptions of a con man arrested in the 1860s for not paying his hotel bill; and the ironic career of a young woman who drifts into prostitution after bearing an illegitimate child and discovers the underworld to be much less cruel and immoral than the 'respectable' society from which she was rejected.
The German bourgeoisie : essays on the social history of the German middle class from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
In defence of history by Richard J Evans ( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Capital punishment Cholera Crime Criminals Detective and mystery stories, German Deviant behavior--Political aspects Economic history Economic policy England--London Europe Families Feminism Germany Germany (West) Germany--Hamburg Great Britain Historiography History History--Philosophy History--Study and teaching Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Holocaust denial literature Irving, David John Cawdell,--1938- Jews--Persecutions Lipstadt, Deborah E Manners and customs Middle class National socialism Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei Pacifism Peasants Penguin (Firm) Political persecution Political science Public opinion, British Rural conditions Social history Socialism Social structure Trials Trials, litigation, etc. Trials (Libel) Unification of Germany (1990) Women Women's rights Women and socialism Women--Political activity Working class--Political activity World War (1939-1945)
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