Featuring a wealth of revised, updated and new material, Nazism as Fascism analyses the historiography of the Third Reich and its main interpretive approaches. Themes include:
Detailed reflection on the tenets and character of Nazi ideology and institutional practices
Examination of the complicated processes that made Germans willing to think of themselves as Nazis
Discussion of Nazism’s presence in the everyday lives of the German People
Consideration of the place of women under the Third Reich
In addition, this book also looks at the larger questions of the historical legacy of Fascist ideology and charts its influence and development from its origin in 1930’s Germany through to its intellectual and spatial influence on a modern society in crisis.
In Nazism as Fascism Geoff Eley engages with Germany’s political past in order to evaluate the politics of the present day and to understand what happens when the basic principles of democracy and community are violated. This book is essential reading not only for students of German history, but for anyone with an interest in history and politics more generally.