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Curtis, Michael 1923-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 528 publications in 5 languages and 12,387 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 )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 952 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Palestinians : people, history, politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 886 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 )

35 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and held by 822 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
Marxism by Michael Curtis( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and French and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western European integration by Michael Curtis( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 651 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 )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to comparative government by Jean Blondel( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in the Third World( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totalitarianism by Michael Curtis( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great political theories by Michael Curtis( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 is a carefully selected compilation of the significant writings of the great political philosophers, scientists, and thinkers has long been an invaluable guide to the general reader as well as to the serious student of history, political science, and government. Such essential forces as Revolution, Idealism, and Nationalism are examined in detail and expounded by their leading exponents. Professor Curtis has written running commentary that places the extracts and their authors in the sequence of modern history
Religion and politics in the Middle East( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 492 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 )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 404 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
The Great political theories by Michael Curtis( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of politics by Michael Curtis( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East reader by Michael Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 (393)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

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Three against the Third Republic: Sorel, Barrès, and MaurrasMarxismAn introduction to comparative governmentIsrael in the Third WorldThe great political theoriesOrientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and IndiaThe Great political theories