A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 / Edition 1

A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 / Edition 1

by Stanley G. Payne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299148742

ISBN-13: 9780299148744

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

A History of Fascism is an invaluable sourcebook, offering a rare combination of detailed information and thoughtful analysis. It is a masterpiece of comparative history, for the comparisons enhance our understanding of each part of the whole. The term ‘fascist,’ used so freely these days as a pejorative epithet that has nearly lost its

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A History of Fascism is an invaluable sourcebook, offering a rare combination of detailed information and thoughtful analysis. It is a masterpiece of comparative history, for the comparisons enhance our understanding of each part of the whole. The term ‘fascist,’ used so freely these days as a pejorative epithet that has nearly lost its meaning, is precisely defined, carefully applied and skillfully explained. The analysis effectively restores the dimension of evil.”—Susan Zuccotti, The Nation

“A magisterial, wholly accessible, engaging study. . . . Payne defines fascism as a form of ultranationalism espousing a myth of national rebirth and marked by extreme elitism, mobilization of the masses, exaltation of hierarchy and subordination, oppression of women and an embrace of violence and war as virtues.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299148744
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
632
Sales rank:
397,302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Tables
Preface
Introduction. Fascism: A Working Definition3
1The Cultural Transformation of the Fin de siecle23
2Radical and Authoritarian Nationalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Europe35
3The Impact of World War I71
4The Rise of Italian Fascism, 1919-192980
5The Growth of Nonfascist Authoritarianism in Southern and Eastern Europe, 1919-1929129
6German National Socialism147
7The Transformation of Italian Fascism, 1929-1939212
8Four Major Variants of Fascism245
9The Minor Movements290
10Fascism Outside Europe?328
11World War II: Climax and Destruction of Fascism355
12Interpretations of Fascism441
13Generic Fascism?462
14Fascism and Modernization471
15Elements of a Retrodictive Theory of Fascism487
Epilogue. Neofascism: A Fascism in Our Future?496
Bibliography523
Index579

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