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    Rethinking History, Dictatorship and War: New Approaches and Interpretations (Paperback) Edited by Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, Contributions by Richard Overy, Contributions by Jeremy Black, Contributions by Dr Ulrike Ehret, Contributions by Patricia Clavin, Contributions by Michael Rowe, Contributions by Neville Wylie, Contributions by Dr Nick Terry, Contributions by Philip A. G. Sabin, Contributions by Nick Chapman

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    DescriptionThe contributions in this collection deal with three of the most important themes of historical studies: the way history is or ought to be written, the nature of dictatorships and the nature of wars. The primary focus is on modern Europe and two defining experiences in the first half of the twentieth century: the two world wars and totalitarian dictatorships. This volume seeks to honour Professor Richard J. Overy, one of the great historians of his generation. Richard Overy has shaped our understanding of the main themes of this volume with the publication of over 20 books - most recently, The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars (2009), The Times Complete History of the World (2007), The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia (2004). In a substantial conversation that serves as an introduction, he reflects on some of the key issues of this book.

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    Rethinking History, Dictatorship and War
    New Approaches and Interpretations
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, Contributions by Richard Overy, Contributions by Jeremy Black, Contributions by Dr Ulrike Ehret, Contributions by Patricia Clavin, Contributions by Michael Rowe, Contributions by Neville Wylie, Contributions by Dr Nick Terry, Contributions by Philip A. G. Sabin, Contributions by Nick Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 410 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441107107
    ISBN 10: 144110710X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
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    BIC subject category V2: HBW, HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 907.2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 907.2
    LC classification: 2010292467
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHAH
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    05 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Prof Claus-Christian Szejnmann is Professor of History in the Department of Politics, International Relations and European Studies at the University of Loughborough. He is the co-editor (together with Olaf Jensen) of The Holocaust in Contexts series (Palgrave).
    Review quote
    'In his introductory remarks Overy argues that it is the job of the historian to think freely and critically about the past. Most of the authors of the essays in this collection have done just that.' English Historical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. History, Dictatorships and War -- Richard Overy; Part I: The Way History is or Ought to be Written; 2. Mapping the Twentieth Century -- Jeremy Black; 3. Writers on a Mission -- Ulrike Ehret; 4. Regional History, Nazism and the Holocaust -- Claus-Christian W. Szejnmarm; 5. Defining 'Human Security': Roads to War and Peace -- Patricia Clavin; Part II: The Nature of Dictatorships; 6. Comparing Napoleon's Leadership Style with the Dictators of the 20th Century -- Michael Rowe; 7. The Making of German Policy towards British POWs -- Neville Wylie; 8. Comparing Nazi and Stalinist Rule in the Borderlands of Eastern Europe -- Nick Terry; Part III: War; 9. Air Power and War -- Sebastian Ritchie; 10. Why the Allies Won the Air War, 1939-1945 -- Philip Sabin; 11. What Sustained and Motivated RAF Bomber Command Aircrew in the Battle of Berlin? Contrasting Perspectives -- Nick Chapman; 12. The British Army as a Social Institution 1939-45 -- Jeremy Crang; 13. 'Oh, you can't help feeling for them'. The British security forces and the Jews in Palestine, 1945-1948 -- David Cesarani.