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Curtis, Michael 1923-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 508 publications in 4 languages and 12,291 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: JF51, 320.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Curtis
Verdict on Vichy : power and prejudice in the Vichy France regime by Michael Curtis( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 943 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 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the three critical issues of the relations between Israel and the Arab states
Three against the Third Republic: Sorel, Barrès, and Maurras by Michael Curtis( Book )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a comparative study of the political thought of three writers who, between 1885 and 1914, were leaders in the counterrevolutionary movement in France. Maurice Barres was a nationalistic conservative; Charles Maurras, a classic reactionary; and Georges Sorel, a moralist and syndicalist. Different though the three men were in their conception of political order, they were in common opposed to liberal democracy as a system of government and to most of the ideology and institutions of the Third Republic. Because of their impact on the generation that guided France before World War I, and because many of their attitudes foreshadow later totalitarian programs, Sorel, Barres and Maurras have a significant place in any assessment of modern European political history.Originally published in 1959.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Marxism by Michael Curtis( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and French and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great political theories by Michael Curtis( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to political theory and science from the 5th century B.C. through the 18th century A.D. Such fundamental concepts as democracy, the rule of law, justice, natural rights, sovereignty, citizenship, power, the state, revolution, liberty, reason, materialism, toleration, and the separation of church and state are traced from their origins, through their development and changing patterns, to show how they guide political thinking and institutions today
Comparative government and politics; an introductory essay in political science by Michael Curtis( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western European integration by Michael Curtis( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 657 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 )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to comparative government by Jean Blondel( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematic analysis of the different types of government which exist in the modern world
Israel: social structure and change( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in the Third World( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totalitarianism by Michael Curtis( Book )

12 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 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antisemitism in the contemporary world( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India by Michael Curtis( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 394 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
Central government; an introduction to the British system by Michael Curtis( Book )

56 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East reader by Michael Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western European government and politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 204 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
Alternative Names
Curtis, Michael

Curtis, Michael Jr

Curtis, Michael Raymond

Kērtiss, Maikls

Languages
English (377)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

French (1)

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Three against the Third Republic: Sorel, Barrès, and MaurrasMarxismThe great political theoriesAn introduction to comparative governmentIsrael in the Third WorldOrientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and IndiaWestern European government and politics