The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism

Although much has been written about the virulently racist and anti-communist ideologies of the Nazi party, this is the first book to treat Nazi imperialism as a separate ideology and set it within a sturdy theoretical framework.

Author: Woodruff D. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199878796

Category: History

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This study traces the evolution of imperialist ideology in Germany from Bismarck in the mid-19th century through Hitler and the Third Reich. Although much has been written about the virulently racist and anti-communist ideologies of the Nazi party, this is the first book to treat Nazi imperialism as a separate ideology and set it within a sturdy theoretical framework. Smith contends that Nazi imperialism represented the last, ambitious attempt to integrate two century-old ideologies--the elite, pro-industrial Weltpolitik and the popular-based, pro-agrarian Lebensraum--into a single system. In fact, Smith argues that it was largely the way in which the Nazis attempted to reconcile these contradictory ideologies that explains Germany's disastrous policies during World War II. This wide-ranging study also contributes to the debates over several other aspects of German history, including German military aims in World War II, the continuity--or discontinuity--of German policy from Bismarck to Hitler, and the relation between ideology and social-political life.

The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism

The culmination of the development of imperialism as a political ideology in Germany took place during the Nazi period. The Nazis managed to combine the major tendencies in German imperialism much more successfully than any previous ...

Author: Woodruff D. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198020714

Category: History

Page: 352

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This study traces the evolution of imperialist ideology in Germany from Bismarck in the mid-19th century through Hitler and the Third Reich. Although much has been written about the virulently racist and anti-communist ideologies of the Nazi party, this is the first book to treat Nazi imperialism as a separate ideology and set it within a sturdy theoretical framework. Smith contends that Nazi imperialism represented the last, ambitious attempt to integrate two century-old ideologies--the elite, pro-industrial Weltpolitik and the popular-based, pro-agrarian Lebensraum--into a single system. In fact, Smith argues that it was largely the way in which the Nazis attempted to reconcile these contradictory ideologies that explains Germany's disastrous policies during World War II. This wide-ranging study also contributes to the debates over several other aspects of German history, including German military aims in World War II, the continuity--or discontinuity--of German policy from Bismarck to Hitler, and the relation between ideology and social-political life.

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Foreign Labor in Nazi Germany (Princeton NJ. 1967). ... The Structure and Power Struggles of the Nazi SS (Wisconsin 1983). H. Krausnick et al., Anatomy of the SS ... W.D. Smith, The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism (Oxford 1986).

Author: Jeremy Noakes

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ISBN: UOM:39076001811343

Category: Germany

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The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War

"In this book, Federico Finchelstein tells the history of modern Argentina as seen from the perspective of political violence and ideology.

Author: Federico Finchelstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190611767

Category: History

Page: 233

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"In this book, Federico Finchelstein tells the history of modern Argentina as seen from the perspective of political violence and ideology. He focuses on the theory and practice of the fascist idea in Argentine political culture throughout the twentieth century, analyzing the connections between fascist theory and the Holocaust, antisemitism, and the military junta's practices of torture and state violence, with its networks of concentration camps and extermination. The book demonstrates how the state's war against its citizens was rooted in fascist ideology, explaining the Argentine variant of fascism, formed by nacionalistas, and its links with European fascism and Catholicism. It particularly emphasizes the genocidal dimensions of the persecution of Argentine Jewish victims. The destruction of the rule of law and military state terror during the Dirty War, Finchelstein shows, was the product of many political and ideological reformulations and personifications of fascism."--Provided by publisher.

The Origins of Nazi Violence

In this successor to Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism, Traverso rejects the belief that the Holocaust was an historical aberration, completely outside the trajectory of Western civilization.

Author: Enzo Traverso

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781565847880

Category: History

Page: 200

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Despite the range of detailed histories on the Holocaust, there have been few attempts to trace the ideological and historical background of what is, for many, the defining event of the 20th century. In this successor to Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism, Traverso rejects the belief that the Holocaust was an historical aberration, completely outside the trajectory of Western civilization.

Why War Ideology Theory and History

" --Choice "Learned and suggestive, this book clarifies much of what is already known, and points toward new ways of understanding."--Library Journal

Author: Keith L. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042797

Category: History

Page: 207

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"Instead of proposing another theory of war, their goal is a more modest one of raising the theoretical consciousness of historians. Specifically, they argue that '1) ideology does influence theory, 2) historians do have ideologies as well as theories . . . about which they are not always conscious or consistent, and 3) we can better understand, compare, and evaluate what historians are saying when we comprehend their ideological and theoretical perspectives.' They attempt then, to classify historical interpretations of war according to their ideological/ theoretical orientations, however covert." --Perspective "Nelson and Olin .. . are concerned with enhancing history's social utility by advancing its capacity to produce generalizations that can explain or predict events and are subject to empirical testing. Their exploration of historical generalization focuses on an issue itself of the highest importance, the causes of war; but their aim is also to create a model for historical generalization applicable to other issues. They argue that to understand generalizations in history, one must recognize their roots in theory, and that historians' theories in turn proceed from their own ideologies. To demonstrate, they survey theories about the causes of war that have come out of conservative, liberal, and radical ideologies. . . . any historian will profit from this rigorous approach to the problem." --Choice "Learned and suggestive, this book clarifies much of what is already known, and points toward new ways of understanding."--Library Journal

The Politics of Trade

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Author: Joel David Cameron

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00363500N

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Consumption and the Making of Respectability 1600 1800

Tying together of several distinct cultural patterns during this century to create a culture of respectability and its impact on popular culture, trade, politics, social dynamics, and literature, this original and thoughtful work provides a ...

Author: Woodruff D. Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415933293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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Tying together of several distinct cultural patterns during this century to create a culture of respectability and its impact on popular culture, trade, politics, social dynamics, and literature, this original and thoughtful work provides a comprehensive and much-needed understanding of the origins of modern consumption and all of its cultural implications.

Hitler and Nazi Germany

On the historical and ideological background of Nazi imperialism , see Woodruff Smith , The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism ( New York , 1986 ) . A study that analyzes Hitler's early ideas on foreign policy is Geoffrey Stoakes ...

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133013008

Category: History

Page: 310

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This text is a brief yet comprehensive survey of the Third Reich based on current research findings and it is written for students and general readers who want a deeper understanding of this period in German history. It provides a balanced approach in examining Hitler's role in the history of the Third Reich and includes coverage of the economic, social, and political forces that made the rise and growth of Nazism possible; the institutional, cultural, and social life of the Third Reich; the Second World War; and the Holocaust. Hallmark Features An in-depth portrait of Adolf Hitler, the man and the leader--Coverage includes the influences on his early development, his character traits, his oratorical skills, his messianic pretensions, and an analysis of his ideology based on quotations from his writings and speeches. A thorough examination of the Holocaust--Includes coverage of anti-Semitism in Germany, Hitler's personal racial ideology and vision of Aryan purity, the mechanisms of terror and control, and the machinery of the Final Solution. The Jewish perspective is woven throughout this coverage. Engaging coverage of the following topics: Anti-Jewish policies and the involvement of ordinary Germans in the Holocaust The political scene in Weimar Germany The role of Gregor Strasser in rebuilding the Nazi Party Walter Darré and "Blood and Soil" The internal consolidation of power Party-state relations Early Nazi economic policy The SS and the military between 1933-1939 Provides the most up-to-date research. Pedagogical Features Student Pedagogy--Includes maps, photos, bibliographies, and suggestions for further reading. David Redles, Associate Professor of History at Cuyahoga Community College, contributed his expertise to the latest revision by revising and updating the text in accordance with the most recent scholarship in the field. Coverage of World War I has been reorganized to improve flow. Includes a substantial amount of NEW coverage of cultur.

International Journal on World Peace

THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF NAZI IMPERIALISM Woodruff D. Smith , Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1986 , pp . 334 , $ 39.95 . Smith focuses on the various political guises taken by imperialist ideology , as worked out in strategies for ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015037032219

Category: International relations

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