Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919 - 1963


A Level


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The horror of the Nazi regime that ruled Germany from 1933 until its defeat in the Second World War is well known, but this series looks at how the regime came into being following the failed attempt to establish democracy in Germany in the years after the First World War. It examines how Hitler, from the position of a weak Chancellor, was able to establish a dictatorship within just over a year of coming to power and the impact that this had on German people. The series then goes on to examine what had happened to Germany in the years after the war, why it was divided and why a stable democracy emerged and developed in the west, whilst another dictatorship, albeit a communist one, was established in the east. This series brings together Nick Fellows and Professor Matthew Stibbe. As with all our history A level series the core content is supported by Matthew's Key Concepts, which shine an academic light on events and help our listeners to understand what really mattered most.

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    General Text Books


    Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919-63, Geoff Layton, Hodder, 2015, 978-14718-3915-3

    Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919-63, Mary Fulbrook, Heinemann, 2008, 978-0-435312-25-1

    Weimar and Nazi Germany, C. Hinton and J. Hite, Hodder, 2000, 07195-7343-2

    Hitler, Books 1 and 2, M. Fulbrook, Collins, 2004, 000-717-319-9 and 000-719985-6

    Years of Weimar and the Third Reich, Evans and Jenkins, Hodder, 1999, 0340-740-748




    Specialist Works

    Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, A. Bullock, Penguin, 1990, 014-02-0564

    The Third Reich, M. Burleigh, Macmillan, 2000, 0-330-48757-4

    The Coming of the Third Reich, R.J. Evans, Penguin, 2004, 0-713-99648-X

    The Third Reich in Power, R.J. Evans, Penguin, 2006, 0-713-99649-8

    Anatomy of a Dictatorship: Inside the GDR 1948-89, M. Fulbrook, OUP, 1995, 019-820720-4

    The Weimar Republic, J. Hiden, Longman, 0-582-28706-5

    Hitler, I. Kershaw, Volumes 1 and 2, Allen Lane, 1998-2000, 0-713-99047-3 and 0-713-99229-8

    The Bonn Republic: West German Democracy, 1945-90, A. J. Nicholls, Longman, 1997, 0582-492-300

    War and Economy in the Third Reich, R. Overy, OUP, 1995, 0198-205-996

    Germany from Defeat to Partition, 1945-63, D. Williamson, Pearson, 2001, 0-582-292-182

    The Third Reich, D. Williamson, Longman, 2011, 1408223198

    The Hitler State, M. Broszat, London, 1981, 0582489970

    The Racial State: Germany 1933-45, M. Burleigh and W. Wippermann, CUP, 1991, 0521398029

    Adenauer: The Father of the New Germany, C. Williams, Abacus, 2003, 0349113696

    Weimar and the Rise of Hitler, A.J. Nicholls, Palgrave, 2000, 0333734734

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