Biography

Joachim Fischer studied in Mainz, Glasgow, Bonn and Trinity College Dublin. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Cultural Studies and is Director of the Centre for European Studies. He is also Senior Lecturer in German and Deputy Director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies.




Research Interests

The history of Irish-German relations; cultural dimensions of European integration; the Irish image of Germany; national images and stereotypes; Shannon Scheme; travel literature; Ernst Toller; utopian studies; film studies; Fritz Lang.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2013 Germany group, Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin,
  • 2006 Executive Committee, International Association for the Study of Irish Literature,

Award

  • 2009 - Distinguished Lecturer Award, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
  • 2009 - Research Fellow, Institute for European History, Mainz
  • 2008 - IRCHSS Senior Fellowship
  • 1999 - DAAD Scholarship for Senior Academics
  • 1997 - Third Level Exchange Programme (Professorenaustausch)

Education

  • 1996 Trinity College - PhD
  • 1983 Universität Mainz - MA

Employment

  • 1990 University of Limerick - Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in German
  • 1984 Dept. of German, University College Cork - DAAD Lektor and Assistant Lecturer
  • 1983 Dept. of Comparative Philology, University of Mainz, Germany - Part-time Lecturer in Celtic Philology

Association

  • Member, Association for Third Level Teachers of German in Ireland
  • Member, Utopian Studies Society
  • member, Conference of University Teachers of German of Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG)

Language

  • French
  • Irish
  • German
  • English

Books

Deutsch-irische Verbindungen - Irish-German Connections

Joachim Fischer
1998
Trier
Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier
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Germany: Looking In, Looking Out

Joachim Fischer
2015
Dublin
Institute for Intern. & European Affairs
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Register of Research in Modern Languages 1989-93.

Joachim Fischer
1994
Dublin
Royal Irish Academy
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Back to the Present - Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798

Joachim Fischer
2006
Amsterdam, New York
Rodopi
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Elisabeth Grube und Katharina Diez. Zwei Dichterinnen und ihre Zeit.

Joachim Fischer
1992
Siegen
Vorlander
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As Others Saw Us: Cork through European Eyes

Joachim Fischer
2005
Cork
Collins Press
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Das Deutschlandbild der Iren 1890-1939. Geschichte - Form - Funktion.

Joachim Fischer
2000
Heidelberg
Carl Winter Verlag
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Register of Research in Modern Languages 1994-1998.

Joachim Fischer
1999
Dublin
Royal Irish Academy
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Anders und doch nicht fremd. Materialien zur interkulturellen Landeskunde Irland Deutschland.

Joachim Fischer
1998
Dublin
ELO Press
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The Correspondence of Myles Dillon 1922-1925. Irish-German-Relations and Celtic Studies.

Joachim Fischer
1998
Dublin
Four Courts Press
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Book Chapters

Die Einführung des Euro in Irland: Hintergründe – Problem – Konsequenzen

Joachim Fischer
2012
Marburg
Klages
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Wagner, Bayreuth and the Irish Image of Germany.

Joachim Fischer
2007
Dublin
Four Courts Press
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Aspects of the Irish reception of German culture: Goethe Schubert et al.

Joachim Fischer
2003
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The bi-cultural classroom: more German-Irish experiences.

Joachim Fischer
1999
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Irish-German Biographies and Irish-German Studies

Dr. Gisela Holfter
Joachim Fischer
2009
Trier
WVT
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Cultural Policy in the European Union, German-Irish Relations and the Goethe-Institut Irland's First Fifty Years: An Introduction.

Joachim Fischer
2012
Trier
WVT
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Adieu, I must go to Dinner': Letters of an Irish Traveller from Dresden and Berlin, 1789/90.

Joachim Fischer
2007
Trier
WVT
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Kenny Dodd goes mad: or, Charles Lever's unsentimental journey through Germany

Joachim Fischer
2004
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Irish-German Studies in Ireland - A bibliography of research 1995-1999.

Joachim Fischer
1999
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Irish-language literature in Europe: a survey of translations and reception patterns in continental countries

Joachim Fischer
2019
Dublin
Royal Irish Academy
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The Goethe-Institut in Dublin and its Impact of Irish Culture, 1961-2011: An Outline History.

Joachim Fischer
2012
Trier
WVT
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An Irish Traveller in Eighteenth Century Switzerland: Blayney Townley Balfour's Letters from Orbe and Berne, 1788/89

Joachim Fischer
2007
Oxford
Peter Lang
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Rosa Luxemburg 1871-1919: German political and social revolutionary, and letter writer.

Joachim Fischer
2001
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Verzeichnis der wichtigsten Handschriften in offentlichen Bibliotheken.

Joachim Fischer
1992
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The GDR through Irish Eyes: Nationalism and Patriotism in Kevin Brophy's East German novels

Joachim Fischer
2019
Trier
WVT
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Deutsch in Irland.

Joachim Fischer
2010
Berlin, New York
de Gruyter Mouton
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The eagle that never landed: a history of uses and abuses of the German language in Ireland.

Joachim Fischer
2003
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Ernst Toller 1893-1939: German playwright, political activist, and autobiographer

Joachim Fischer
2001
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Elisabeth Grube geb. Diez (1803-1871) und Katharina Diez (1809-1882). Leben und Werk zweier Schriftstellerinnen aus Netphen.

Joachim Fischer
1992
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On the Specificity of Irish Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Maria Frances Dickson's Journeys to the Continent and Kilkee

Joachim Fischer
2017
Cham (CH)
Palgrave Macmillan
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Intercultural Connection within German and Irish Children's Literature: An Introduction.

Joachim Fischer
2008
Trier
WVT
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... 'thar lear' chomh iomlan is chomh aoibhinn ...": Aspekte des Deutschlandbildes in der zeitgenossischen irischsprachigen Literatur Irlands."

Joachim Fischer
2001
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Bilaterale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen ungleicher Partner. Das Beispiel BRD-Irland.

Joachim Fischer
1987
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Ernst Toller and Ireland.

Joachim Fischer
1992
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German culture in Denis Johnston's (1901-1984) Life and Work: A Synopsis.

Joachim Fischer
2015
Trier
WVT
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Knowing Your Grass from Your Elbow: Parameters of the Irish Reception of Günter Grass

Joachim Fischer
2008
Cologne
SH-Verlag
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'Marchen aus Irlands Gauen': Irisches und dessen Vermittlung im Kaiserreich.

Joachim Fischer
2001
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Deutschunterricht und Germanistikstudium in der Republik Irland.

Joachim Fischer
2001
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Ernst Tollers Verhaltnis zum Judentum.

Joachim Fischer
1988
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Images of Germany in Irish Writing of the Last Ten Years (2002-2012)

Joachim Fischer
2013
Trier
WVT
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Introduction

Joachim Fischer
2006
Amsterdam
Rodopi
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'Deutscher und Ire' (ca. 1845/46).

Joachim Fischer
2003
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Die funfte Provinz Irlands: Inseln vor der Insel.

Joachim Fischer
1987
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A good Irish German: In praise of Hugo Hamilton’s mother

Joachim Fischer
2009
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A Good Irish German: In Praise of Hugo Hamilton's Mother

Joachim Fischer
2013
New York
Camden House
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Introduction.

Joachim Fischer
2005
Cork
Collins Press
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August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben 'Lied der Deutschen' (1841).

Joachim Fischer
2003
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Nineteenth-century Irish travellers to Germany and their tales

Joachim Fischer
2000
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On the Specificity of Irish Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Maria Frances Dickson's Journeys to the Continent and Kilkee

Joachim Fischer
2017
BASINGSTOKE
PALGRAVE
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Edited Books

Intercultural Connections within German and Irish Children's Literature

Joachim Fischer
2008
Trier
WVT
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Creative Influences: Selected Irish-German Biographies

Joachim Fischer
2009
Trier
WVT
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Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice

Joachim Fischer
2012
Trier
WVT
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Peer Reviewed Journals

The Irish Crisis through German eyes.

Joachim Fischer
2011
Dublin
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Maria Frances Dickson (1809-1885): A Forgotten Limerick Writer of the Nineteenth Century

Joachim Fischer
2017
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Boston or Berlin? Reflections on a Topical Controversy, the Celtic Tiger and the World of Irish Studies

Joachim Fischer
2014
Cork
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Das Wasserkraftwerk Ardnacrusha und die Elektrifizierung Irlands.

Joachim Fischer
2005
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Periphere Perspektiven: zum Deutschlandbild irischer Reisender zwischen 1919 und 1933.

Joachim Fischer
1996
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A Future Ireland under German Rule: Dystopias as Propaganda during World War I.

Joachim Fischer
2008
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Other Journals

The Austrian Who Stayed in the Lakeside Hotel in 1913: or, Why Richard Bermann Never Went to Killaloe

Joachim Fischer
2019
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Georg Heinrich Bacmeister (1807-1890): A Forgotten Son of Tullamore

Joachim Fischer
2018
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rev. of Ulrike Guérot, Warum Europa eine Republik werden muss! Eine politische Utopie (2016)

Joachim Fischer
2017
Taylor and Francis
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Media, languages and translations in the 1990s: the European challenge.

Joachim Fischer
1991
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Brief aus Irland

Joachim Fischer
1988
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Gedanken zur Netpher Neuzeit.

Joachim Fischer
1982
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Conference Publications

The Novel in Anglo-German Context: Cultural Cross Currents and Affinities

Joachim Fischer
1997
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22nd Annual Symposium on "War and Literature" of the RIA National Committee for Modern Language Studies.

Joachim Fischer
1995
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Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference 2011

Joachim Fischer
2011
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IMPACT 4 Kontakt: The International Printmaking conference

Joachim Fischer
2005
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RIA Conference on Language Teaching at Third Level.

Joachim Fischer
1990
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RIA conference: The Cause of Cosmopolitainism in Europe and Beyond

Joachim Fischer
2005
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IASIL 2008 conference

Joachim Fischer
2008
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Com¿radh ar eagr¿n Ludwig Christian Stern de C¿irt an Mhe¿n O¿che

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Medien Grass. Zur Rezeption von G¿nter Grass in Deutschland und international.

Joachim Fischer
2007
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EASCLE conference

Joachim Fischer
2006
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IASIL 2007 conference: Varieties of Irishness

Joachim Fischer
2007
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Conference Wagner and Wagnerism: Contexts ¿V Connections ¿V Controversies.

Joachim Fischer
2002
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7th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Ardnacrusha 75: An interdisciplinary conference

Joachim Fischer
2004
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IASIL 2003 conference

Joachim Fischer
2003
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Book Reviews

Review of Mervyn O'Driscoll, Ireland, Germany and the Nazis. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Review of C. Molohan, Ireland and Germany 1945-1955: Two nations friendship.

Joachim Fischer
2001
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Rev. of Rüdiger Görner, Brexismus

Joachim Fischer
2018
Sprachkunst 49 (2018)
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Review of D. Dohmen, Das deutsche Irlandbild. Amsterdam: Rodopi

Joachim Fischer
1998
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Rev. of Zsolt Czigányik (ed.), Utopian Horizons

Joachim Fischer
2018
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 25(1)
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Histories of Nationalism in Ireland and Germany: A Comparative Study from 1800 to 1932

Joachim Fischer
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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rev. of Ulrike Guerot, Why Europe has to become a Republic: A political utopia

Joachim Fischer
2017
Taylor and Francis
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Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772-1922: Anti-Colonialism within Europe

Joachim Fischer
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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Review of Károly Pintér, The Anatomy of Utopia. Jefferson NC and London: McFarland & Co. 2010

Joachim Fischer
2013
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Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970: Germans, Celts and nationalism.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Review of S. Boyd / M, Schewe, Welttheater: übersetzen adaptieren inszenieren / World Theatre: translation adaptation production. Berlin, Strasburg (Um.), Milow: Schibri, [2011]

Joachim Fischer
2012
Stuttgart
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Review of Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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rev. of R M Douglas, Architects of the resurrection. Manchester 2009

Joachim Fischer
2012
Cork
Cork University Press
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Ireland, Germany and the Nazis: Politics and diplomacy, 1919-1939.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Other Publications

Review of Mervyn O'Driscoll, Ireland, Germany and the Nazis. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Review of C. Molohan, Ireland and Germany 1945-1955: Two nations friendship.

Joachim Fischer
2001
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The real Story behind Thomas Grady's "Nosegay"

Joachim Fischer
2019
Limerick
Old Limerick Journal
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Review of D. Dohmen, Das deutsche Irlandbild. Amsterdam: Rodopi

Joachim Fischer
1998
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Rev. of Rüdiger Görner, Brexismus

Joachim Fischer
2018
Sprachkunst 49 (2018)
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Histories of Nationalism in Ireland and Germany: A Comparative Study from 1800 to 1932

Joachim Fischer
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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Rev. of Zsolt Czigányik (ed.), Utopian Horizons

Joachim Fischer
2018
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 25(1)
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Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772-1922: Anti-Colonialism within Europe

Joachim Fischer
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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rev. of Ulrike Guerot, Why Europe has to become a Republic: A political utopia

Joachim Fischer
2017
Taylor and Francis
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Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970: Germans, Celts and nationalism.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Review of Károly Pintér, The Anatomy of Utopia. Jefferson NC and London: McFarland & Co. 2010

Joachim Fischer
2013
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Review of Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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Review of S. Boyd / M, Schewe, Welttheater: übersetzen adaptieren inszenieren / World Theatre: translation adaptation production. Berlin, Strasburg (Um.), Milow: Schibri, [2011]

Joachim Fischer
2012
Stuttgart
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Ireland, Germany and the Nazis: Politics and diplomacy, 1919-1939.

Joachim Fischer
2006
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rev. of R M Douglas, Architects of the resurrection. Manchester 2009

Joachim Fischer
2012
Cork
Cork University Press
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