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In the Shadow of World War

Alexander Korb

In the Shadow of World War: The Ustaša’s Mass Violence against Serbs, Jews, and Roma in Croatia, 1941–1945

Geisteswissenschaften International Prize, Fall 2013 – complete funding of the German-English translation
Winner of the Fraenkel Prize 2012, Wiener Library, London; the Irma Rosenberg Prize, Vienna; the Andrej Mitrovic Prize, Bonn; and the Herbert Steiner Prize 2012, Vienna

510 pages, € 28.00
March 2013
Ideology and the Rationality of Domination

Gerhard Wolf

Ideology and the Rationality of Domination: Nazi Germanization Policies in Poland

Shows how Nazi plans for a »new racial order« in Poland were transformed, as institutions and actors became caught up in the contradictions of their goals and policies

528 pages, € 28.00
March 2012

Kim C. Priemel/Alexa Stiller (eds.)

NMT: The Nuremberg Military Tribunals – History, Justice, and the Establishment of Legal Norms

· The first comprehensive academic volume on all of the twelve military tribunals conducted by the US occupation authorities from 1946 to 1949 in Nuremberg against the military, political, and economic policymakers and accomplices of Nazi Germany

928 pages, € 49.00
March 2013
Ordering Space

Ulrike Jureit

Ordering Space: Territory and Lebensraum in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Examines the emergence and development of »Lebensraum« as a spatial concept from the nineteenth century to its adaptation to serve Nazi policies

445 pages, € 38.00
September 2012
No Peace without Justice?

William A. Schabas

No Peace without Justice?: The Role of International Criminal Law

Canadian legal scholar William Schabas, one of the world's leading experts on war crimes trials and international criminal law, presents a concise survey of the status of international criminal courts and the key issues raised by experience with international justice

104 pages, € 12.00
March 2013
Warriors and Scholars

Tim B. Müller

Warriors and Scholars: Herbert Marcuse and Cold War Culture

* Awarded the prize Geisteswissenschaften International for complete funding of the German-English translation

* Fraenkel Prize 2009 from the Wiener Library in London for an outstanding work in twentieth-century history

* Humboldt Prize 2009 from Humboldt University Berlin, honoring excellent studies by young scholars


736 pages, € 35.00
September 2010

Regina Mühlhäuser

Conquests: German Soldiers’ Involvement in Sexual Violence and Intimate Relations in the Soviet Union, 1941–1945

Awarded the prize Geisteswissenschaften International for complete funding of the German-English translation

416 pages, € 32.00
April 2010
Rights sold: Japanese
Repressed Terror

Bettina Greiner

Repressed Terror: History and Perceptions of Soviet Special Camps in Germany

This first comprehensive historical account of Soviet special camps in Germany examines how and why more than 150,000 people were interned as purported counter-revolutionaries and how German society has dealt with—and ignored—these sites of Stalinist terror to the present day.

525 pages, € 35.00
March 2010
Rights sold: World English