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Bessel, Richard

Overview
Works: 70 works in 312 publications in 5 languages and 10,596 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Commentator, Host
Classifications: HN445, 943.085
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Most widely held works by Richard Bessel
Germany 1945 : from war to peace by Richard Bessel( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Germany's transformation during a pivotal year describes the devastation from the war's final battles, the death marches and acts of vengeance suffered by ordinary citizens, and the first postwar year's burgeoning social, economic, and political cultures
Germany after the First World War by Richard Bessel( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a social history of Germany in the years following the First World War. Germany's defeat and the subsequent demobilization of her armies had enormous economic, social, and psychological consequences for the nation, and it is these which Richard Bessel sets out to explore. Dr Bessel examines the changes brought by the War to Germany, by the return of the soldiers to civilian life and by the demobilization of the economy. He demonstrates how the postwar transition was viewed as a moral crusade by Germans desperately concerned about challenges to traditional authority; and he assesses the ways in which the experiences and memories of the War affected the politics of the Weimar Republic. This original and scholarly book offers important insights into the sense of dislocation, both personal and national, experienced by Germany and Germans after the First World War, and the damaging legacy of the War for German democracy
Life in the Third Reich by Richard Bessel( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals that daily German life under the Third Reich involved a complex mixture of bribery and terror; of fear and concessions; of barbarism and appeals to conventional moral values employed by the Nazis to maintain their grip on society. Eight leading historians present essays that shed fresh light on topics as familiar as the role of political violence in Nazi seizure of power and the German view of Hitler himself. It also focuses on lesser-known aspects of life in the Third Reich, such as village life, the treatment of "social outcasts," and the Germans' own retrospective view of this period of their history
Nazism and war by Richard Bessel( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Political violence and the rise of nazism : the storm troopers in eastern Germany, 1925-1934 by Richard Bessel( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SA; Finansiering; Stennes-revolten; SA og Reichswehr; Vold og terror før 1933; SA og magtens fastholdelse; Stahlhelm
Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany : comparisons and contrasts( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
Social change and political development in Weimar Germany( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s by Richard Bessel( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the history of postwar Germany naturally looms large in this collection, the essays deal with countries across Western and Central Europe, offer comparative perspectives on their subjects, and draw on a wide range of primary and secondary source material."--Jacket
Removing peoples : forced removal in the modern world( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the terrible and tragic themes of modern history is the forced removal of millions of human beings. Scarcely a corner of the world has been spared the violence of the forced removal of people from their homes for political, economic, 'racial', religious, or cultural reasons. The causes, course, and consequences of the removal of peoples from their homes form a central theme in the history of the modern world. While removing people from their homes by force did not begin suddenly in the nineteenth century, the combination of the development of a global (capitalist) economy, of modern race-thinking, of world wars, of the triumph of popular and national sovereignty, and of new technological means of physically uprooting and transporting peoples has given this phenomenon a quantitatively and qualitatively new character. Removal has been a global phenomenon, and therefore this volume treats it within the frame of world history and international comparison. Examples discussed range from the United States in the 1830s to the expulsion of pied noir settlers from Algeria in the 1960s. A number of factors reshaped the older practices of forced migration and helped to make the removals discussed in this volume distinctly 'modern'. These include the use of modern apparatuses of administration, communication, and coercion, as well as warfare based on modern technology and organization. When it became possible to remove human beings on a massive scale, people may have started to consider doing just that--and especially so in crises connected to war, colonization, or decolonization, as the studies assembled in this volume demonstrate. -- Publisher description
Patterns of provocation : police and public disorder( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology, and everyday life, 1870-1950( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Grenzen der Diktatur : Staat und Gesellschaft in der DDR( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, empire and slavery, 1770-1830( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wars of the period 1770-1830, including the North and South American wars of independence and the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, are frequently considered to be the first wars fought by all combatants as 'national wars'. Yet they touched every continent of the globe. New ideas about citizenship, patriotism and national belonging circulated far beyond Europe and North America, as some European empires were fatally weakened and others greatly extended their power. This volume explores the impact of revolution and war in slave and free societies including southern India, the Caribbean, South America, and southern Africa. Articles discuss how experience of war helped to shape the individual and collective identities of men and women, slaves and soldiers, colonial rulers and indigenous peoples. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which men and women imagined themselves and their world, with reference to the complexities of gender, class, religion, race, ethnicity and nation
Nazism and war by Richard Bessel( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third Reich, led by a band of political gangsters, came to power with a deep ideological commitment to war and racism. As the driving force behind the economics, social policy and propaganda of Germany, racial hatred was the catalyst that plunged Europe into war.--
Brecht on stage( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertolt Brecht wrote plays to challenge an audience, to make them think and see the possibilities of change -- what he called "dialectical theater." In this documentary contemporaries and scholars discuss his work and the methods he used to revolutionize drama in the 20th century, and its impact on modern theater
No man's land of violence : extreme wars in the 20th century( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence : a modern obsession by Richard Bessel( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Violence: A Modern Obsession, Professor Richard Bessel explores changing attitudes towards violence, focusing primarily on developments in twentieth-century Europe and North America. He does so by examining violent spectacle, political and revolutionary violence, the violence of war, violence and religion, as well as domestic violence, and then considers attempts to control violence and how it has been remembered and commemorated
From war to peace by Richard Bessel( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original and compelling account of Germany's emergence from the catastrophe of World War II
Patterns of provocation : police and public disorder( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alltag, Erfahrung, Eigensinn : Historisch-anthropologische Erkundungen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Germany after the First World War
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Bessel, Richard J.

Bessel, Richard J. 1948-

Richard Bessel britischer Historiker

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Germany after the First World WarLife in the Third ReichNazism and warFascist Italy and Nazi Germany : comparisons and contrastsLife after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950sRemoving peoples : forced removal in the modern worldPatterns of provocation : police and public disorderWar, empire and slavery, 1770-1830