Republican and Fascist Germany: Themes and Variations in the History of Weimar and the Third Reich, 1918-45

Synopsis

This important addition to twentieth-century German historiography treats the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich as a continuum, exploring its themes through the 1920s and 1930s without artificial breaks, Although the basic information is provided for an understanding of the text, John Hiden's purpose is not to provide yet another chronological narrative of German history between her successive defeats in the two World Wars; rather, he sets out to re-examine a number of key aspects of the period in a set of parallel thematic chapters deliberately designed to provoke reflection and debate.