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The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933-1939

Zara Steiner


This book traces the twisted road to war that began with Adolf Hitler's assumption of power in Germany. Covering a wide geographical canvas, from America to the Far East, this book provides a reassessment of the most disputed events of these tumultuous years. It underlines the far-reaching consequences of the Great Depression, which shifted the initiative in international affairs from those who upheld the status quo to those who were intent on destroying it. In Europe, the 1930s were Hitler's years. He moved the major chess pieces on the board, forcing the others to respond. From the start, th ... More

Keywords: diplomacy, Adolf Hitler, Germany, Great Depression, Europe, Great Power, America, Far East, Britain, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199676095
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199676095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zara Steiner, author
Emeritus Fellow, New Hall, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the British Academy