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Evans, Richard J.

Works: 110 works in 497 publications in 9 languages and 17,498 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: D16.8, 901
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard J Evans
The coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans( Book )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,706 WorldCat member 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 at war by Richard J Evans( Book )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member 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
The Third Reich in power, 1933-1939 by Richard J Evans( Book )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,019 WorldCat member 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 )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member 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
In defense of history by Richard J Evans( Book )
42 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,456 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The feminists : women's emancipation movements in Europe, America, and Australasia, 1840-1920 by Richard J Evans( Book )
31 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a first attempt to bring together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author deals not only with Britain and the United States, but also with Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. His intention is to trace the origins, development and eventual collapse of these movements in relation to the changing social formations and political structures of Europe, America and Australasia in the era of bourgeois liberalism. The first part of the book discusses the origins of feminist movements and advances a model or "idea type" description of their development. The second part then takes a number of case studies of individual feminist movements to illustrate the main varieties of organised feminism and the differences in its structure and evolution from country to country. The third part of the book deals in a similar way to parts one and two with socialist women's movements and includes a study of the Socialist Women's International. A fourth and final part discusses in a general way the reason for the eclipse of women's emancipation movements in the half-century following the end of the First World War. There is a brief appendix on international feminist organisations. A short note on further reading concludes the book."--Book jacket
In Hitler's shadow : West German historians and the attempt to escape from the Nazi past by Richard J Evans( Book )
16 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a study of recent attempts by some West German historians to free the German conscience from guilt about its Nazi past. These new revisionists argue that Germans have no more to be ashamed of than other peoples: Auschwitz, they say, does not stand alone in history; it was merely one of a number of similar crimes, from Stalin's purges to the mass murders committed by Pol Pot. The German army was not trying to impose a genocidal dictatorship; it was fighting to prevent a Communist takeover of Europe. - Back cover
The feminist movement in Germany, 1894-1933 by Richard J Evans( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Society and politics in Wilhelmine Germany by Richard J Evans( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The German working class, 1888-1933 : the politics of everyday life ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The German family : essays on the social history of the family in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Third Reich in power by Richard J Evans( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before Hitler seized power in 1933 Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? How did the Nazis win over the hearts and minds of Germany's citizens, twist science, religion and culture, and transform the country's politics to achieve total dominance so quickly? From the Nuremberg Laws to the Olympic Games, Kristallnacht to the Hitler Youth, this account shows how a whole population became enmeshed in a dictatorship that was consumed by hatred and driven by war
Altered pasts : counterfactuals in history by Richard J Evans( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What would have happened had Britain not entered the First World War but stood aside as a neutral non-belligerent? What might the result have been had Britain concluded a separate peace with Nazi Germany in 1940 or 1941? How would the British have behaved had they lost the Battle of Britain and been conquered and occupied by the armed forces of Hitler's Third Reich? Altered Pasts is a fascinating discussion of the historical and cultural significance of imagining the road not taken. From its beginnings as an Enlightenment parlour game to its relationship with modern-day conspiracy theories, Richard Evans charts the social and political implications of counterfactual history and its capacity for being a mirror on the present. -- Provided by publisher
Cosmopolitan islanders : British historians and the European continent by Richard J Evans( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trenchant analysis of the evolution and motivations of British historians' fascination with the European continent
Telling lies about Hitler : the Holocaust, history and the David Irving trial by Richard J Evans( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard J. Evans worked on the historical evidence on behalf of the defence during the Irving libel trial. In Telling Lies about Hitler, the author discusses the importance of historical writing and the social role of historians in such trials
What is history? by Edward Hallett Carr( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Catalan and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A philosophical interpretation of history, examining the significance of historical study as a science and a reflection of social values
The German unemployed : experiences and consequences of mass unemployment from the Weimar Republic to the Third Reich ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How far was unemployment responsible for the triumph of the Third Reich? This collection of essays by British and German historians examines the collapse of democracy in Weimar Germany from the viewpoint of the social historian
Death in Hamburg : society and politics in the cholera years, 1830-1910 by Richard J Evans( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proletarians and politics : socialism, protest, and the working class in Germany before the First World War by Richard J Evans( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Im Schatten Hitlers? : Historikerstreit und Vergangenheitsbewältigung in der Bundesrepublik by Richard J Evans( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Evans, R. 1947-
Evans, R. J.
Evans, R.J. 1947-
Evans, R. J. (Richard J.)
Evans, R. J. (Richard J.), 1947-
Evans, Richard
Evans, Richard 1947-
Evans, Richard J.
Evans. Richard John.
Evans, Richard John 1947-
Evanss, Ričards Dž 1947-
Эванс, Ричард
エヴァンズ, リチャード・J
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