The Info List - Michael Burleigh

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Michael Burleigh (born 3 April 1955) is an English author and historian whose primary focus is on Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
and related subjects. He has also been active in bringing history to television.


1 Early life and family 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Selected works 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early life and family[edit] Michael Burleigh was born on 3 April 1955. He was awarded a first class honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from University College London in 1977, winning the Pollard, Dolley and Sir William Mayer Prizes. Career[edit] After a Ph.D in medieval history in 1982, he went on to hold posts at New College, Oxford, the London School of Economics, and University of Cardiff where he was Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History.[1] He has also been Professor of History at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and Kratter Visiting Professor at Stanford University[citation needed] In 2002 he gave the three Cardinal Basil Hume Memorial Lectures at Heythrop College, University of London. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He founded the journal Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions and is on the editorial boards of Totalitarismus und Demokratie and Ethnic and Racial Studies. His books have been translated into Czech, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Spanish.[1] He has also been active in bringing history to television audiences. In 1991 he won the British Film Institute
British Film Institute
Award for Archival Achievement for the Channel 4/Domino Films documentary Selling Murder: The Killing Films of the Third Reich and a 1993 New York Film and Television Festival Award Bronze Medal for Heil Herbie: The Story of the Volkswagen Beetle (Channel 4/Domino Films).[1] Burleigh serves on the advisory board of the magazine Standpoint and is a regular contributor.[2] He won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction in 2001 for The Third Reich: A New History and the Nonino International Master of His Time Prize in 2012. His Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65 was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2013. He writes regularly for The Times, Daily Mail
Daily Mail
and Daily Telegraph. Personal life[edit] Burleigh has been married since 1991 to Linden Burleigh, and they live in South East London.[1] Selected works[edit]

Prussian Society and the German Order (Cambridge University Press, 1984) Germany Turns Eastwards: A Study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich (Cambridge University Press, 1988) The Racial State: Germany 1933–1945 – with Wolfgang Wippermann (Cambridge University Press, 1991) Death and Deliverance: Euthanasia in Germany 1900–1945 (Cambridge University Press, 1994) Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 1997) Confronting the Nazi Past (St Martin's Press, 1995) The Third Reich: A New History (Macmillan, 2000) Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War (HarperCollins, 2005) ISBN 0-00-719572-9 Sacred Causes: Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to Al Qaeda (HarperCollins, 2006) ISBN 978-0-00-719574-9 Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism (Harper Collins, 2008) Moral Combat: A History of World War II (Harper, 2010) ISBN 978-0-00-719576-3 Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65 (Viking Press, 2013)[3]

See also[edit]

Nazi eugenics


^ a b c d "Curriculum Vitae". Michael Burleigh. Retrieved 29 December 2013.  ^ "Living History". Standpoint Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.  ^ In the United States, titled Small Wars, Farway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-65

External links[edit]

Biography and commentaries at cosmopolis.ch Articles by Michael Burleigh on the 5th Estate blog Michael Burleigh on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 25401 LCCN: n83171944 ISNI: 0000 0001 1034 4315 GND: 122479300 SELIBR: 355211 SUDOC: 028461193 BNF: cb120292504 (data) BNE: XX1592