Burleigh sets Nazi Germany in a European context showing how the Third Reich's abandonment of liberal democracy, decency and tolerance was widespread. The underlying premise of his book is that there are good and bad individuals, not good and bad nations, as he recreates the complexities of life under a totalitarian dictatorship.
This work sets out the inextricable link of politics and religion over the past two centuries, from the French Revolution to the Great War.
Documents historical battles over religion in Europe throughout the past century, analyzing how political actions have camouflaged religious agendas as well as how the secular and non-secular arenas have intersected in major military conflicts.
From pre-eminent historian Michael Burleigh comes a brilliant new examination of the Second World War and a magisterial counterpart to his award-winning and bestselling THE THIRD REICH.
A far-reaching history of terrorism across the world from its beginnings to the modern-day, from the highly acclaimed author of 'Sacred Causes' and 'Earthly Powers'.
Provides an examination of how religion has shaped 20th-century Europe from the Great War until the modern-day War on Terror. Beginning with the chaotic post-World War I landscape in which religious belief was one way of reordering a world knocked off its axis, this book is a critique of how religion has often been camouflaged by politics.