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Curtis, Michael 1923-

Works: 94 works in 618 publications in 5 languages and 13,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: JF51, 320.3
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Most widely held works by Michael Curtis
Three against the Third Republic: Sorel, Barrès, and Maurras by Michael Curtis( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Third Republic of France was characterized by weak and short-term governments. This book is a study of three writers, Georges Sorel, Maurice Barres, and Charles Maurras, their writings in the years between 1885 and 1914, and their reactions to the deficiencies they saw in the Third Republic and in the system of French democracy. The study begins in 1885 with the appearance of certain new political factors. It ends in 1914 because the three writers had by this time completed their original contributions to the thought of the country, even if not their total impact on France. A relative position of each of these figures in the French political spectrum is deduced from a combination of attitudes toward a number of issues. These include the extent of economic and social reform, centralization of the power of the state, the nature of the parliamentary system, the desirability of political parties, the relation of Church and State, the responsibility of authority, the use of force or coercion, and national power versus international collaboration. Their views span the political spectrum. Sorel, Barres, and Maurras are important not only because they provided the chief ideological weapons for the attack on the regime but also, in a wider context, because they contribute significantly to understanding of a later period of European political history. In their contemporary significance, all three illustrated the various attitudes of the conservative, the .reactionary, and the moralist. The names and parties may have changed but the same ideas continue to impact French politics and western ideology today. This is a key book for an epoch whose importance lingers in current discourse."--Provided by publisher
Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India by Michael Curtis( )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Michael Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between Europe and the Orient. The book also criticizes the misconception that the Orient was the constant victim of Western imperialism and the view that Westerners cannot comment objectively on Eastern and Muslim societies. The book views the European concept of Oriental despotism as based not on arbitrary prejudicial observation, but rather on perceptions of real processes and behavior in Eastern systems of government. Curtis considers how the concept developed and was expressed in the context of Western political thought and intellectual history, and of the changing realities in the Middle East and India. The book includes discussion of the observations of Western travelers in Muslim countries and analysis of the reflections of seven major thinkers: Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, Tocqueville, James and John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, and Max Weber
Verdict on Vichy : power and prejudice in the Vichy France regime by Michael Curtis( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 10, 1940, Hitler's panzer divisions launched an offensive on their neighbors to the west, sweeping through the Low Countries and the Ardennes. Despite France's impressive army and parity in weaponry, by mid-June the Germans had occupied Paris. Days later, a new French government under Marshal Philippe Petain was formed, with its capital in Vichy. For the next four years France was first partially, and then fully, occupied by the Nazis. During that time, French officials and police cooperated with the policies of Nazi Germany, particularly in their treatment of France's 330,000 Jews, about a quarter of whom perished in Nazi death camps." "For decades, the official French line, by de Gaulle and others, held that Vichy France represented a small group of collaborators, not French society as a whole. What actually did happen during that fateful period, however, has been hard to assess, for many who collaborated later surfaced as prominent postwar figures in politics, business, and finance. The complex truth is now emerging, as the French government has finally accepted France's responsibility for the actions of the Vichy government, and long-suppressed files are being made public. In this book, Michael Curtis sets out to explore why - and how - people, groups, and institutions in France not only carried out the wishes and demands of the German occupiers but often, especially on the "Jewish question," exceeded them with a zeal that is shocking." "Curtis, a political scientist, uses up-to-date information and research to examine the degree to which ministers and officials of the Vichy regime, the legal and administrative system, the church, and individuals in different walks of life participated in discrimination against and persecution of Jews. He also assesses the extent of collaboration and accommodation with Nazi Germany, and the nature of the Vichy regime itself. Curtis draws upon the recent French government-sponsored reports of the complex "aryanization" process and the requisitioning of Jewish goods and property. His analysis, using this new information, addresses a number of subjects - the careers, indictments, and trials of some individuals for crimes against humanity committed during the war; the difficulties of the judicial system in reaching clear, unambiguous decisions on those indictments; and the ambivalent role of Vichy officials, including Francois Mitterrand, who belatedly forged links with or joined the Resistance."--Jacket
The Palestinians : people, history, politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the three critical issues of the relations between Israel and the Arab states
The great political theories by Michael Curtis( Book )

52 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive selection of the crucial ideas in political philosophy from Plato and Aristotle to Locke and Montesquieu
Marxism by Michael Curtis( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and French and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative government and politics; an introductory essay in political science by Michael Curtis( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totalitarianism in perspective: three views by Carl Joachim Friedrich( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to comparative government by Jean Blondel( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book introduces students to the subject of comparative government and politics through both an analytical and institutional approach ... Each chapter is divided into three discrete sections. The first is the history and socioeconomic development of the country and the bases on which the regimes rest, the norms and rules of each society. The second section is devoted to political processes and institutions.... The third section looks at various aspects of public policies, including economic, social, and foreign affairs"--Preface
Western European integration by Michael Curtis( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military, political and economic aspects of the movement toward integration since World War 2, analyzing over 30 major organizations such as European Economic Community, N.A.T.O., etc
People and politics in the Middle East : proceedings of the annual conference by American Academic Association for Peace in the Middle East( Book )

19 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of conference proceedings, embracing Arab, Israeli and Western viewpoints, contains papers written by eminent scholars on the Arab-Israeli conflict, its background, and the prognosis for peace at the dawn of the 1970s
Israel : social structure and change( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in the Third World( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totalitarianism by Michael Curtis( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and politics in the Middle East( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the reemergence of Islam as a stimulus to political events in the Middle East
Antisemitism in the contemporary world( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central government; an introduction to the British system by Michael Curtis( Book )

41 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East reader by Michael Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western European government and politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Western European Government and Politics covers traditional Western European countries as well as Spain, the Netherlands, and the European Union. The book's tripartite organization - designed to encourage comparative study - is uniform for each country studied and addresses the political economic, and cultural aspects of each country. Providing comprehensive and up-to-date information about each country and Western Europe as a whole, the text includes a unique chapter on the European Union that discusses the latest developments and studies the drive towards a European Union."--Jacket
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Verdict on Vichy : power and prejudice in the Vichy France regime
Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and IndiaVerdict on Vichy : power and prejudice in the Vichy France regimeThe great political theoriesMarxismAn introduction to comparative governmentIsrael in the Third WorldTotalitarianismWestern European government and politics
Alternative Names
Curtis, M. R.

Curtis, Michael

Curtis, Michael (Michael Raymond), 1923-

Curtis, Michael Raymond

Kērtiss, Maikls

Michael Curtis Curtis, Michael

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