© 2015

Rewriting German History

New Perspectives on Modern Germany

  • Jan Rüger
  • Nikolaus Wachsmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Crossing the North Sea — is there a British Approach to German History?

  3. The Local Nation

  4. Culture and Society

  5. The Peculiarities of Nazi Germany

About this book


Rewriting German History offers striking new insights into key debates about the recent German past. Bringing together cutting-edge research and current discussions, this volume examines developments in the writing of the German past since the Second World War and suggests new directions for scholarship in the twenty-first century.


German History transnational history Nazi Germany terrorism nationalism monarchy Weimar Germany media history Adolf Hitler Britain Europe fascism Genocide german history Germany history Holocaust nation Weimar

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Rüger
    • 1
  • Nikolaus Wachsmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck, University of LondonUK

About the editors

Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, USA Lynn Abrams, University of Glasgow, USA Astrid Swenson, Brunel University, UK Tom Neuhaus, University of Derby, UK Elizabeth Vlossak, Brock University, Canada Rachel G. Hoffman, King's College, Cambridge, UK Victoria Harris, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Hugo Service, University of York, UK Bernhard Fulda, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK Hester Vaizey, Clare College, Cambridge, UK Stefan Ihrig, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel Bradley W. Hart, California State University, USA Christian Goeschel, University of Manchester, UK Bianca Gaudenzi, Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK David Motadel, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK

Bibliographic information


“This volume, a festschrift for Richard J. Evans in honor of his retirement as Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge, is a collection of essays on German history written by his former doctoral students. … It provides a superb snapshot of current trends in German historical research, and can be recommended to any historians of science whose interests touch on the German-speaking world.” (Ryan Dahn, H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online,, March, 2017)