Book

The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Edited by Peter Hayes and John K. Roth

Volume 1, issue Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199211869
Published online January 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199211869.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Show Summary Details

Preview

The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies is a forward-looking and multi-disciplinary text that draws on the work of an international team of forty-seven outstanding scholars. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and a touchstone of public and intellectual discourse in such diverse fields as politics, ethics, and religion. This book is thematically divided into five broad sections. Part One concentrates on the broad and necessary contextual conditions for the Holocaust. Part Two concentrates on the principal persons and groups involved in the Holocaust and attempts to disaggregate the conventional interpretive categories of perpetrator, victim, and bystander. It examines the agency of the Nazi leaders and killers, and of those involved in resisting and surviving the assault. Part Three concentrates on the particular places, sites, and physical circumstances where the actions of the Holocaust's protagonists and the forms of persecution were literally grounded. Part Four engages complex questions about how the Holocaust can and should be grasped and what meaning or lack of meaning might be attributed to events through historical analysis, interpretation of texts, artistic creation and criticism, and philosophical and religious reflection. Part Five explores the Holocaust's impact on politics and ethics, education and religion, national identities and international relations, the prospects for genocide prevention, and the defence of human rights.

Keywords: persecution; murder; Nazi regime; Holocaust; ethics; religion; perpetrators; victims; bystanders; agency

Book.  792 pages. 

Subjects: Religion

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Antisemitism in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Science in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Nationalism in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Colonialism in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Fascism in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

World Wars in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Hitler and Himmler in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Problem Solvers in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Killers in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.