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Nazism as Fascism

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Preface. 1. Origins, Post-Conservatism, and 1933: Nazism as a Breach 2. Driving for Rule, Extracting Consent: Bases of Political Order under Fascism 3. The Return of Ideology: Everyday Life, the Volksgemeinschaft, and the Nazi Appeal 4. Missionaries of the Volksgemeinschaft: Ordinary Women, Nazification, and the Social 5. Empire, Ideology, and the East: Thoughts on Nazism's Spatial Imaginary 6. Putting the Holocaust in History: Bringing the Genocide Back Home 7. Where are We Now with Theories of Fascism?

About the Author

Geoff Eley is Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. His previous works include A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (2005) and Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002).


'A tour de force. Whether revisiting his classic arguments about fascism or tackling the latest debates about the role played by imperialism in German history, Geoff Eley's major synthesis is a reminder of why he is one of the surest guides to twentieth century German and European history.' - Prof. Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, UK 'Eley asks what was and what was not uniquely German about National Socialism, and tackles this vast task with his characteristic combination of deep learning and polemical verve. An invaluable tool for all those interested in current historical thinking about fascism and the Third Reich-- student, scholar, and layman alike' - Prof. Maiken Umbach, University of Nottingham, UK "Geoff Eley... has written an outstanding, compelling, and overall convincing book in which he masterfully evaluates recent historical research on Nazi Germany. [This] is a fascinating account providing a myriad of new ideas and insights written in a precise analytical prose, which will surely stimulate further research. It is grounded in a deep concern for the present political, economic and fiscal crisis and shows the author's continuing commitment to politically engaged history."-Armin Nolzen, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany "In this concise survey, Geoff Eley identifies the main shifts in perspective from the crude totalitarian models of the Cold War to the most recent approaches, summarising the more familiar positions of `intentionalists' and `structuralists', before examining in more detail the newer trends in historiography...This is an ambitious book, which combines summaries of the older historiographical debates with a perceptive and critical account of more recent developments." - Tim Kirk, Oxford University Press Journals Newcastle University, UK

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