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Evans, Richard J.

Works: 111 works in 810 publications in 12 languages and 24,730 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: DD256.5, 943.086
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Most widely held works by Richard J Evans
The coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans( Book )

69 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: From one of the world's most distinguished historians, a magisterial new reckoning with Hitler's rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. In 1900 Germany was the most progressive and dynamic nation in Europe, the only country whose rapid technological and social growth and change challenged that of the United States. Its political culture was less authoritarian than Russia's and less anti-Semitic than France's; representative institutions were thriving, and competing political parties and elections were a central part of life. How then can we explain the fact that in little more than a generation this stable modern country would be in the hands of a violent, racist, extremist political movement that would lead it and all of Europe into utter moral, physical, and cultural ruin? There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand, and Richard Evans has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans's history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as he shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. With many people angry and embittered by military defeat and economic ruin; a state undermined by a civil service, an army, and a law enforcement system deeply alienated from the democratic order introduced in 1918; beset by the growing extremism of voters prey to panic about the increasing popularity of communism; home to a tiny but quite successful Jewish community subject to widespread suspicion and resentment, Germany proved to be fertile ground in which Nazism's ideology of hatred could take root. The first book of what will ultimately be a complete three-volume history of Nazi Germany, The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian's art and the book by which all others on this subject will be judged
The Third Reich in power, 1933-1939 by Richard J Evans( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, historian Evans tells of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. Every area of life, from literature, culture, and the arts to religion, education, and science, was subordinated to the relentless drive to prepare Germany for war. Evans shows how the Nazis attempted to reorder every aspect of German society, encountering many kinds and degrees of resistance along the way but gradually winning the acceptance of the German people. Those who were seen as unfit, including Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, "asocial" and "habitual" criminals, were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms. After six years of foreign policy brinkmanship that took the Nazi regime from success to success, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939.--From publisher description
The Third Reich at war by Richard J Evans( Book )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final volume in Evans's masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a people's community to serve a war of conquest, and Hitler's campaign of racial subjugation and genocide
In defense of history by Richard J Evans( Book )

63 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his compact, spirited survey, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation and powerful computer models to the skilled investigator's sudden insight, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past."--Jacket
Lying about Hitler : history, Holocaust, and the David Irving trial by Richard J Evans( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the libel suit and ensuing trial of Penguin Books UK and Deborah Lipstadt against holocaust denier David Irving. The author uses the trial to explore the question of Nazi genocide against the Jews and the roles of Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels in the Holocaust
The feminists : women's emancipation movements in Europe, America, and Australasia, 1840-1920 by Richard J Evans( Book )

54 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a first attempt to bring together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author deals not only with Britain and the United States, but also with Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. His intention is to trace the origins, development and eventual collapse of these movements in relation to the changing social formations and political structures of Europe, America and Australasia in the era of bourgeois liberalism. The first part of the book discusses the origins of feminist movements and advances a model or "idea type" description of their development. The second part then takes a number of case studies of individual feminist movements to illustrate the main varieties of organised feminism and the differences in its structure and evolution from country to country. The third part of the book deals in a similar way to parts one and two with socialist women's movements and includes a study of the Socialist Women's International. A fourth and final part discusses in a general way the reason for the eclipse of women's emancipation movements in the half-century following the end of the First World War. There is a brief appendix on international feminist organisations. A short note on further reading concludes the book."--Jacket
In Hitler's shadow : West German historians and the attempt to escape from the Nazi past by Richard J Evans( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Hebrew and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study of recent attempts by some West German historians to free the German conscience from guilt about its Nazi past. These new revisionists argue that Germans have no more to be ashamed of than other peoples: Auschwitz, they say, does not stand alone in history; it was merely one of a number of similar crimes, from Stalin's purges to the mass murders committed by Pol Pot. The German army was not trying to impose a genocidal dictatorship; it was fighting to prevent a Communist takeover of Europe. - Back cover
Death in Hamburg : society and politics in the cholera years, 1830-1910 by Richard J Evans( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For this reissue, the author has written an extensive new Afterword, explaining the background to the research, bringing it up to date, and replying to critics."--Jacket
The feminist movement in Germany, 1894-1933 by Richard J Evans( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking German history : nineteenth-century Germany and the origins of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rituals of retribution : capital punishment in Germany, 1600-1987 by Richard J Evans( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book begins with an account of the system of 'traditional' capital punishments set out in German law, and the ritual practices and cultural readings associated with them in the early modern period. It examines how this system broke down under the impact of secularization and social change in the first half of the nineteenth century. The abolition of the death penalty became a classic liberal cause which triumphed, briefly, in 1848. Its definitive reinstatement by Bismarck in the 1880s coincided with the emergence of new, Social Darwinist attitudes towards criminality whose eventual triumph laid the foundations for the massive expansion of capital punishment which took place during Hitler's 'Third Reich'. After 1945, the death penalty was abolished in the West but continued to be used in East Germany until its abandonment in the 1980s." "This compelling study brings a mass of new evidence to bear on the history of German attitudes to law and order, deviance, cruelty, suffering, and death. It tells the stories of the men and women who went to the block, the politicians, philosophers, and officials who debated whether they should be sent there, and the executioners whose job it was to kill them. The book's findings are used to test the argument of Norbert Elias that there was a deficit of the 'civilizing process' in Germany, to examine Michael Foucault's theory of the formation of a 'carceral society' in the modern period, and to cast new light on the social history of death, as pioneered by Phillipe Aries."--Jacket
Comrades and sisters : feminism, socialism, and pacifism in Europe, 1870-1945 by Richard J Evans( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German unemployed : experiences and consequences of mass unemployment from the Weimar Republic to the Third Reich by Richard J Evans( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far was unemployment responsible for the triumph of the Third Reich? This collection of essays by British and German historians examines the collapse of democracy in Weimar Germany from the viewpoint of the social historian
The German peasantry : conflict and community in rural society from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries by Richard J Evans( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and German and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German working class, 1888-1933 : the politics of everyday life( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German family : essays on the social history of the family in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany by Richard J Evans( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys the history of the German family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributions deal with the influence of industrialisation on family life in town and country, with rural families and communities under the impact of social and economic change, and with the role and influence of the family in the lives of men and women in the newly-emerged working class. Research on the history of the family had so far, at the point of this book's publication in 1981, concentrated on England and France; this book adds an important comparative dimension by extending the discussion
The Third Reich in history and memory by Richard J Evans( Book )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the seventy years since the demise of the Third Reich, there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism. In this brilliant and eye-opening collection, Richard J. Evans, the acclaimed author of the Third Reich trilogy, offers a critical commentary on that transformation, exploring how major changes in perspective have informed research and writing on the Third Reich in recent years. Drawing on his most notable writings from the last two decades, Evans reveals the shifting perspectives on Nazism's rise to political power, its economic intricacies, and its subterranean extension into postwar Germany. Evans considers how the Third Reich is increasingly viewed in a broader international context, as part of the age of imperialism; discusses the growing emphasis on the larger economic and cultural circumstances of the era; and emphasizes the development of research into Nazi society, particularly in the understanding of Nazi Germany as a political system based on popular approval and consent. Exploring the complex relationship between memory and history, Evans also points out the places where the growing need to confront the misdeeds of Nazism and expose the complicity of those who participated has led to crude and sweeping condemnation, when instead historians should be making careful distinctions. Written with Evans' sharp-eyed insight and characteristically compelling style, these essays offer a summation of the collective cultural memory of Nazism in the present, and suggest the degree to which memory must be subjected to the close scrutiny of history"--
The German bourgeoisie : essays on the social history of the German middle class from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century by David Blackbourn( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading German history : from unification to reunification, 1800-1996 by Richard J Evans( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting the collected reviews of one of modern Germany's single most important historians, this book offers a comprehensive summary of Richard Evans' trenchant and important analytical points on Weimar, the Third Reich and revisionism
Altered pasts : counterfactuals in history by Richard J Evans( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would have happened had Britain not entered the First World War but stood aside as a neutral non-belligerent? What might the result have been had Britain concluded a separate peace with Nazi Germany in 1940 or 1941? How would the British have behaved had they lost the Battle of Britain and been conquered and occupied by the armed forces of Hitler's Third Reich? Altered Pasts is a fascinating discussion of the historical and cultural significance of imagining the road not taken. From its beginnings as an Enlightenment parlour game to its relationship with modern-day conspiracy theories, Richard Evans charts the social and political implications of counterfactual history and its capacity for being a mirror on the present
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The coming of the Third Reich
Alternative Names
Evans, R. 1947-

Evans, R. J.

Evans, R.J. 1947-

Evans, R. J. (Richard J.)

Evans, R. J. (Richard J.), 1947-

Evans, Richard.

Evans, Richard 1947-

Evans, Richard J.

Evans. Richard John.

Evans, Richard John 1947-

Evanss, Ričards Dž 1947-

Richard Evans

Richard J. Evans britischer Historiker

Richard J. Evans Brits historicus

Річард Еванс

Эванс, Ричард

אוונס, ריצ'רד ג'ון

אונס, ריצ'רד ג'ון

ריצ'רד ג'. אוונס

에반스, 리차드 1947-

에반스, 리차드 J. 1947-

에번스, 리처드

에번스, 리처드 1947-

에번스, 리처드 J. 1947-

エヴァンズ, リチャード・J


The Third Reich in power, 1933-1939The Third Reich at warIn defense of historyLying about Hitler : history, Holocaust, and the David Irving trialDeath in Hamburg : society and politics in the cholera years, 1830-1910Rituals of retribution : capital punishment in Germany, 1600-1987Rereading German history : from unification to reunification, 1800-1996