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The French and Italian Communist Parties: Comrades and Culture

The French and Italian Communist Parties: Comrades and Culture

Forthcoming

Cyrille Guiat
April 30, 2018

Beginning with a review of the numerous studies that tend to emphasize the national, societal dimension of the Italian and French communist parties, Cyrille Guiat's book is a comparative study of the two parties from the early 1960s to the early 1980s....

Clerical Fascism in Interwar Europe

Clerical Fascism in Interwar Europe

Matthew Feldman, Marius Turda, Tudor Georgescu
August 15, 2014

This edited volume arose from an international workshop convened in 2006 by Feldman and Turda with Tudor Georgescu, supported by Routledge, and the universities of Oxford, Brookes, Northampton and CEU (Budapest). As the field of fascist studies continues to integrate more fully into pan-European...

Perpetrators, Accomplices and Victims in Twentieth-Century Politics: Reckoning with the Past

Perpetrators, Accomplices and Victims in Twentieth-Century Politics: Reckoning with the Past

Anatoly M. Khazanov, Stanley Payne
December 12, 2013

These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They treat the relationship with democratization and the different ways in which collective...

Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships

Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships

Hans Maier, Michael Schäfer
April 17, 2012

Available for the first time in English language translation, this is the long-awaited second volume of the three part set on Totalitarianism and Political Religions, edited by the eminent Professor Hans Maier. This represents a major study, with contributions from leading scholars of political...

Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations

Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations

Hans Maier
April 17, 2012

Available for the first time in English language translation, the third volume of Totalitarianism and Political Religions completes the set. It provides a comprehensive overview of key theories and theorists of totalitarianism and of political religions, from Hannah Arendt and Raymond Aron to Leo...

The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45

The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45

Sabrina P. Ramet
December 20, 2007

This special issue provides important new scholarship from a variety of perspectives on the structure, ideology and political history of the central fascist group in interwar and Second World War Yugoslavia, the Croatian Ustasha. It is the first volume in English to closely explore the Ustasha’s...

Charisma and Fascism

Charisma and Fascism

Antonio Costa Pinto, Roger Eatwell, Stein Ugelvik Larsen
December 07, 2006

Fascism remains a topic that fascinates both academic and general audiences. This is the first book to look systematically at the leaders of fascism and related movements in the inter-war era. It shows how fascist leaders came to personify their movements and why the...

Fascism, Totalitarianism and Political Religion

Fascism, Totalitarianism and Political Religion

Roger Griffin
August 11, 2005

9/11 and its aftermath demonstrate the urgent need for political scientists and historians to unravel the tangled relationship of secular ideologies and organized religions to political fanaticism. This major new volume uses a series of case studies by world experts to further our understanding of...

Stalinism: Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millenium

Stalinism: Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millenium

John L. H. Keep, Alter L. Litvin
December 16, 2004

Stalinism surveys the efforts made in recent years by professional historians, in Russia and the West, to better understand what really went on in the USSR between 1929 and 1953, when the country's affairs were shrouded in secrecy. The opening of the Soviet archives in 1991 has led to a profusion...

The Seizure of Power: Fascism in Italy, 1919-1929

The Seizure of Power: Fascism in Italy, 1919-1929

Professor Adrian Lyttelton, Adrian Lyttelton
December 10, 2004

This volume is a study of Fascism in its country of origin, Italy. It describes the impact of a new type of political movement on Italian government and society. The Fascist seizure of power did not begin or end with Mussolini's famous March on Rome in 1922; it was achieved rather by gradual...

Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships

Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships

Hans Maier
October 14, 2004

We are used to distinguishing the despotic regimes of the 20th century - communism, fascism, National Socialism, Maoism - very precisely according to place and time, origins and influences. But what should we call that which they have in common? On this question, there has been and is still a...

Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich: Selected Essays

Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich: Selected Essays

Uriel Tal
May 01, 2004

In a perceptive analysis of diverse source material, the essays of the late Uriel Tal in this volume uncover the dynamics of the secularization of religion, and the sacralization of politics in the Nazi era. Through a process of inversion of meaning, concepts such as race, blood, soil, state,...

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