“The Routledge Companion to Nazi Germany,” written by Gonzaga University history Professor Emeritus Roderick Stackelberg, has been released by Routledge, the global publishing company. The text covers all major aspects of Nazi Germany.
Stackelberg’s guide, released in late 2007, combines a narrative overview with chronological, bibliographical and tabular information in a comprehensive discussion of Nazi Germany. The book examines such key topics as:
- The origins and consolidation of the Nazi regime and opposition to it;
- The Nazi dictatorship in action;
- Nazi ideology and foreign policy;
- World War II, the Holocaust and the legacy of Nazism.
Additionally, the text includes detailed chronologies, information on more than 60 major historians of Nazism, biographies of 150 leading figures of Nazi Germany, a glossary of terms, concepts and acronyms, maps and tables, and a concise thematic bibliography of works on the Third Reich.
Stackelberg, who earned his doctorate in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, taught at Gonzaga from 1978 until he retired in 2004. He also served as the first director of Gonzaga’s international studies program from 1981 to 1985 and as the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor of the Humanities from 1997 until his retirement.
Kirkus Reviews described another of Stackelberg’s books, “Hitler’s Germany: Origins, Interpretations, Legacies” (1998), as a “superb introduction for the general reader to the history of Nazi Germany.” Kirkus named that book “one of the best historical surveys on the subject to appear in many years.” Publishers Weekly agreed: “Stackelberg’s engrossing narrative history deserves a wide readership.”
In addition to “The Routledge Companion” and “Hitler’s Germany,” Stackelberg has written and edited other books and articles, including “Idealism Debased: From Völkisch Ideology to National Socialism” (1981) and “The Nazi Germany Sourcebook: An Anthology of Texts” (2002), which he co-edited with Sally Winkle, Ph.D., professor of German and director of women’s studies at Eastern Washington University.
For more information, contact Stackelberg at (509) 747-2077 or via e-mail.