Manfred Hildermeier

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Manfred Hildermeier (born April 4, 1948 in Lieme ) is a German historian . He taught as a professor for Eastern European history at the Georg-August University in Göttingen . His research interests are Russian history from the 17th to 20th centuries and the history of the Soviet Union .


From 1966 to 1972 Hildermeier studied history , German and Slavic studies in Bochum and Tübingen , after which he received his doctorate in Tübingen in 1976. This was followed by fellowships in Moscow and Kiev (1973, 1989) and in Stanford / California (1973–74). In 1983 he completed his habilitation at the Free University of Berlin and since October 1985 has been Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Göttingen.

Hildermeier was a specialist reviewer for the German Research Foundation from 1988 to 1996 and completed research stays at Harvard University in 1986, at the Historisches Kolleg 1995–96, at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2000–2001 and at Oxford University 2003–2004. He was u. a. Member of the board of trustees of the Historisches Kolleg (Munich), the German-Russian historian's commission, the advisory board of the German Historical Institute in Moscow and the Berlin-Brandenburg and Göttingen Academy of Sciences . In addition, he was co-editor of several specialist journals and from 2000 to 2004 chairman of the Association of Historians in Germany .


Monographs (selection)

Editorships (selection)

  • Stalinism before World War II. New ways of research. = Stalinism before the Second World War. New avenues of research (= writings of the historical college. Colloquia. Vol. 43). Oldenbourg, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-486-56350-5 ( digitized version ).
  • with Jürgen Kocka and Christoph Conrad : European civil society in East and West. Concept, history, opportunities. Campus-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main et al. 2000, ISBN 3-593-36581-2 .

Articles (selection)

  • The Social Revolutionary Party. On the relationship between “individual terror” and economic development. In: Dietrich Geyer (Ed.): Economy and Society in Pre-Revolutionary Russia (= New Scientific Library. Vol. 71). Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Cologne 1975, ISBN 3-462-01021-2 , pp. 368-390.
  • The Jewish question in the tsarist empire. On the problem of the lack of emancipation. In: Yearbooks for the History of Eastern Europe. Vol. 32, 1984, ISSN  0021-4019 , pp. 321-357, digitized .
  • The Russian nobility from 1700 to 1917. In: Hans-Ulrich Wehler (Ed.): European Adel 1750–1950 (= history and society . Special issue 13). Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1990, ISBN 3-525-36412-1 , pp. 166-216.
  • Interpretations of Stalinism. In: Historical magazine . Vol. 264, 1997, pp. 655-674, doi : 10.1524 / hzhz.1997.264.jg.655 .
  • М. Хильдермайер: Представления партии социалистов-революционеров о рабочем классе (1900–1914 гг.). In: Рабочие и интеллигенция России в эпоху реформ и революций, 1861 - фев. 1917 г. Русско-Балтийский информационный центр "БЛИЦ", Санкт-Петербург 1997, ISBN 5-86789-057-0 , pp. 304–326.
  • Revision of the revision? Rule, Adaptation, and Faith in Stalinism. In: Manfred Hildermeier, Elisabeth Müller-Luckner (ed.): Stalinism before the Second World War. New ways of research. = Stalinism before the Second World War. New avenues of research (= writings of the historical college. Colloquia. Vol. 43). Oldenbourg, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-486-56350-5 , pp. 17-33.
  • Stalinism in the judgment of Russian historians. In: Norbert Frei , Dirk van Laak , Michael Stolleis (eds.): History in court. Historians, judges and the search for justice (= Beck'sche series. 1355). Beck, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-406-42155-5 , pp. 93-102.
  • Stalinism and Terror. In: Osteuropa 50 (2000), H. 6, pp. 593-605.
  • Gor'kij, Maksim. In: Religion Past and Present. Concise dictionary for theology and religious studies . Volume 3: F-H. 4th, completely revised edition. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2000, ISBN 3-16-146903-8 , pp. 1088-1089.
  • Revolution, Russian. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences . London 2001.
  • Germany and the Soviet Union. In: Eduard Mühle (Ed.): Germany and the European East in the Twentieth Century (= German Historical Perspectives Series. 17). Oxford et al. 2003, ISBN 1-85973-710-2 , pp. 29-44.
  • Communism and stalinism. “Secularized Religion” or Totalitarian Ideology? In: Klaus Hildebrand (ed.): Between politics and religion. Studies on the origin, existence and effect of totalitarianism (= writings of the historical college. Colloquia. Vol. 59). Oldenbourg, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-486-56748-9 , pp. 91-111.

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