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Burleigh, Michael 1955-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 418 publications in 7 languages and 14,561 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: DD256.5, 943.086
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Burleigh
The Third Reich : a new history by Michael Burleigh( Book )

52 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Third Reich: A New History restores a broader perspective and intellectual unity to the many subjects that have become academic sub-specialities. It offers a radical re-examination of the Third Reich from its incubation in the hopelessness which followed the German defeat in 1918 to the Nazi regime's final destructive spiral and the aftershocks of de-Nazification."--Jacket
Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorism by Michael Burleigh( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a sweeping and deeply penetrating work of history that explores the nature of terrorism from its origins in the West to today's global threat fueled by fundamentalists. The author, a distinguished historian emphasizes the lethal resentments and the twisted morality that spawn terrorism rather than the ideological or religious justification that routinely accompanies it. He reveals who the terrorist groups are, how they organize and operate, what motivates their violence, and how wider support encourages them. This book takes us from the roots of terrorism in the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Russian Nihilists, and the London-based anarchists of Black International to the various terrorist campaigns that exist today. It also explores the lives of people engaged in careers of political violence and those who are most affected by terrorism
Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War by Michael Burleigh( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the ways in which politics and religion have influenced each other over the last two hundred years, Burleigh reveals that throughout history the two realms have interacted in complex and sometimes lethal ways--just as they still do today. The overall effect was a widespread increase in secularism and a demystification of the power of politics. Burleigh encompasses the philosophies of the Enlightenment, as well as the pseudo-religious aspects of Marxism. While the nineteenth century saw the replacement of the confessional by the liberal state, it also saw the birth of ideological fanaticisms that would achieve enormous power in the twentieth century. laying the foundations for both the soft totalitarianism of the modern bureaucratic welfare state and the more sinister police states of Communists and National Socialists. The most violent and repressive of these systems mimicked many of the functions of religion. Although liberalism was eventually restored to the continent in 1945 and 1989, many of the themes that Burleigh highlights here, notably the need for civic religions, have assumed a terrible relevance as Europe reacts to the threat of Al Qaeda.--From publisher description
Moral combat : a history of World War II by Michael Burleigh( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British historian Burleigh (Blood Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism) delivers a long, riveting account of the awful atrocities of WWII and the perverted reasoning behind them. Burleigh explains that Communist, Nazi, Fascist, and Japanese systems claimed to be regimes of public virtue carrying out inexorable historical processes. Proclaiming that the only evil was obstructing this march to utopia, they discarded the rule of law and alternative moral authority (religion, ethics)
The racial state : Germany, 1933-1945 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1933 and 1945 the Nazi regime in Germany tried to restructure a "class" society along racial lines. This book deals with the ideas and institutions that underpinned this mission, and shows how Nazi policy affected various groups of people, both victims and beneficiaries. The book begins with a serious discussion of the origins of Nazi racial ideology, and then demonstrates the way in which this was translated into official policy. It deals with the systematic persecution not only of the Jews, but also with the fate of lesser-known groups such as Sinti and Roma, the mentally handicapped, the "asocial," and homosexuals.--Publisher description
Death and deliverance : "euthanasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om tyskernes systematiske udryddelse af bl.a. handicappede og sindssyge, især under nazistyret
Sacred causes : the clash of religion and politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael Burleigh( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the many bloody regimes and movements of the century are here, from Stalinʼs Soviet Union, Hitlerʼs Germany, Mussoliniʼs Italy and Francoʼs Spain through to the modern scourge of terrorism. With style and sophistication, Burleigh shows how the churches, in their various guises, have been swayed by-and have contributed to-conflicting secular currents. Sacred Causes brilliantly exposes the way in which fears of socialist movements tempered the churchesʼ response to the threat of totalitarian regimes, tracing religious beliefs and institutions from a time when the church, disenchanted with both democracy and fascism, bean to search for political alternatives. Eloquently and persuasively combining an authoritative survey of history with a timely reminder of the dangers of radical secularism, Burleigh asks why no one foresaw the religious implications of massive Third World immigration, and he deftly investigates what are now driving calls for a civic religion to counter the terrorist threats that have so shocked the West
Small wars, faraway places : global insurrection and the making of the modern world, 1945-1965 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from new archival research, prize-winning historian Michael Burleigh gives new meaning to the seminal decades of 1945 to 1965 by examining the many, largely forgotten, "hot" wars fought around the world
Ethics and extermination : reflections on Nazi genocide by Michael Burleigh( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of essays by one of today's most original and prolific scholars on German racial policy concerns three interrelated aspects of Nazi Germany: relations with 'the east', 'euthanasia' and extermination. They are linked closely by the sub-themes of professionals or 'experts' and an interest in competing systems of morality. The collection includes important and wholly new contributions to the German-Soviet war and other national tragedies; to the controversial question of whether the Nazi analogy has any relevance to contemporary ethical discussions; and to the contemporary historiography, including works of fiction and literary criticism, of the Holocaust. The product of twelve years' research on Nazi Germany, the book will be essential reading for anyone interested in scholarship on the period, or indeed in how we might view the period in future decades
Germany turns eastwards : a study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich by Michael Burleigh( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of relations between the Nazi regime and contemporary scholarly experts on Eastern Europe, which eventually put an entire academic discipline, Ostforchung, or research on the East, on a path which led to biological racism and manipulation under the Nazis
Confronting the Nazi past : new debates on modern German history by Michael Burleigh( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Burleigh, author of The Racial State: 1933-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 1991) has assembled twelve historians from Germany, Britain, America and Israel to present the latest research on the urgent debate about the Nazi past from today's perspective. Confronting the Nazi Past looks at a range of subjects including Nazism and high society, forced labour in the Volkswagen factories, 'gypsies' and the Nazi state, the position of the German working classes under the Nazi dictatorship, the treatment of homosexuals in the Third Reich, the Intelligentsia and the 'Final Solution', the position of women and the propaganda for 'family values'." "The collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 has brought about a new Germany - but to inherit the rewritten future the account with the past has to be squared, the crimes of the Third Reich have to be settled into 'history'. With access to hitherto unavailable material, historians represented in this book are now able to 'confront the Nazi past' with new information and revised insights."--Jacket
Prussian society and the German order : an aristocratic corporation in crisis c. 1410-1466 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred causes : religion and politics from the European dictators to Al Qaeda by Michael Burleigh( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the politics of religion and the religion of politics from the First World War until the War on Terror
Small wars, faraway places : the genesis of the modern world, 1945-65 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power whose bloody consequences haunt us still. Acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh's brilliant analytic skills and clear eye for common themes underpins this powerful account of those struggles. He takes us on a historical journey from Palestine to Pakistan, from Cuba to Indo China and reframes mid 20th century history by forcing us to look away from the Cold War to the hot wars that continue to afflict us. The result is a dazzling work of history, which examines the death of colonialism with passion, insight and genuine understanding of what it feels like to be caught in the middle of realpolitik
Die Zeit des Nationalsozialismus : eine Gesamtdarstellung by Michael Burleigh( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral combat : good and evil in World War II by Michael Burleigh( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British historian Burleigh delivers a riveting account of the awful atrocities of WWII and the perverted reasoning behind them. Burleigh explains that Communist, Nazi, Fascist, and Japanese systems claimed to be regimes of public virtue carrying out inexorable historical processes. Proclaiming that the only evil was obstructing this march to utopia, they discarded the rule of law and alternative moral authority (religion, ethics)
Politische Religionen by Hans Maier( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tod und Erlösung : Euthanasie in Deutschland 1900-1945 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Genesis of the modern world, 1945-65 by Michael Burleigh( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power whose bloody consequences haunt us still. Acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh's brilliant analytic skills and clear eye for common themes underpins this powerful account of those struggles
Het Derde Rijk : een nieuwe geschiedenis by Michael Burleigh( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultureel-religieuze en politieke geschiedenis
 
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The Third Reich : a new history
Alternative Names
Michael Burleigh britischer Historiker

Michael Burleigh Brits historicus

Майкл Бёрли

ברלי, מיקל, 1955-

مايكل بيرلي

مایکل بورلی تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

バーリー, M

Languages
English (270)

Spanish (29)

German (16)

Polish (4)

Dutch (4)

Italian (2)

French (1)

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Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorismEarthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great WarMoral combat : a history of World War IIThe racial state : Germany, 1933-1945Death and deliverance : "euthanasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945Sacred causes : the clash of religion and politics, from the Great War to the War on TerrorEthics and extermination : reflections on Nazi genocideGermany turns eastwards : a study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich