Michael Burleigh (born 3 April 1955) is an English author and
historian whose primary focus is on
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
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
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. He has also been Professor of History at Washington and
Lee University in Virginia, and Kratter Visiting Professor at Stanford
University 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.
He has also been active in bringing history to television audiences.
In 1991 he won the
British Film Institute
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)
^ 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
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