Martin Kitchen

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Martin Kitchen
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Personal details
Born (1936-12-21)December 21, 1936
Nottingham, England
Nationality British-Canadian
Residence Burnaby, Canada
Alma mater University of London
Occupation Professor of European History

Martin Kitchen (December 21, 1936, Nottingham, England) is a British-Canadian historian, specialized in modern European history, with an emphasis on Germany. Professor Emeritus of history at Simon Fraser University, he started teaching in 1966. He also taught at the Cambridge Group for Population Studies (Cambridge University).[1]

He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London. Throughout his career, Kitchen has served in several editorial boards such as the International History Review, the Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes d'histoire and International Affairs. Kitchen's work has been translated into German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. He is internationally regarded as a key author for the study of contemporary history.[1]

Fellowships and awards[edit]

Martin Kitchen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Historical Society. In 1978 was awarded with the Moncado Prize of The Society for Military History. In 1983-84 he received the Simon Fraser University Research Professor award.


  • Speer: Hitler's Architect, Description & Contents. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015)
  • A History of Modern Germany: 1800 to the Present (2nd Edition), Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, ISBN 978-0-470-65581-8
  • Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941–1943 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • The Third Reich: Charisma and Community (London: Longman, 2007)
  • A History of Modern Germany, 1800–2000 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006)
  • Europe Between the Wars, 2nd extended edition (London: Longman, 2006)
  • Nazi Germany: A Critical Introduction (Stroud: Tempus, 2004)
  • The German Offensives of 1918 (Stroud, Tempus, 2001)
  • Kaspar Hauser: Europe’s Child (London and New York: Palgrave, 2001)
  • The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • The British Empire and Commonwealth: A Short History (London: Macmillan, 1996)
  • Nazi Germany at War (London: Longmans, 1994)
  • Empire and After: A Short History of the British Empire and the Commonwealth (Vancouver: Simon Fraser University, 1994)
  • A World in Flames: A Concise History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia (London: Longmans, 1990)
  • Europe Between the Wars (London: Longmans, 1988)
  • The Origins of the Cold War in Comparative Perspective (with Lawrence Aronsen), (London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988)
  • British Policy Towards the Soviet Union, 1939–1945 (London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's, 1986)
  • Germany in the Age of Total War (with Volker R. Berghahn), (London: Croom Helm; Totowa N.J.: Barnes and Noble, 1981)
  • The Coming of Austrian Fascism (London: Croom Helm; Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1980)
  • The Political Economy of Germany, 1815–1914 (London: Croom Helm; Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978)
  • Fascism (London: Macmillan, 1976)
  • The Silent Dictatorship: The Politics of the German High Command, 1916–1918 (London: Croom Helm, 1976, ISBN 0-85664-301-7)
  • A Military History of Germany: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1975)
  • The German Officer Corps, 1890–1914 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968)[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Kitchen, Martin (Professor Emeritus)". Department of History - Simon Fraser University. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 

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