A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 / Edition 1

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Overview

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

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“Likely to be the definitive study of its subject for a considerable time.”—New York Times Book Review

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Focusing mostly on Italy and Germany but also considering Spain, Romania, Japan, and movements in other countries, Payne (history, U. of Wisconsin) describes fascism as revolutionary ultranationalism based on national rebirth, extreme elitism, mass mobilization, and the promotion of violence and military virtues. He also suggests that the early Russian communists borrowed many techniques from fascism, and that though we are fairly well inoculated against fascism itself, the values it represents could still emerge in new forms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299148744
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 706,119
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley G. Payne is the Hilldale–Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many books include The Franco Regime: 1936–1975; Fascism: Comparison and Definition; and Spain's First Democracy: The Second Republic, 1931–1936, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
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Table of Contents

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Preface
Introduction. Fascism: A Working Definition 3
1 The Cultural Transformation of the Fin de siecle 23
2 Radical and Authoritarian Nationalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Europe 35
3 The Impact of World War I 71
4 The Rise of Italian Fascism, 1919-1929 80
5 The Growth of Nonfascist Authoritarianism in Southern and Eastern Europe, 1919-1929 129
6 German National Socialism 147
7 The Transformation of Italian Fascism, 1929-1939 212
8 Four Major Variants of Fascism 245
9 The Minor Movements 290
10 Fascism Outside Europe? 328
11 World War II: Climax and Destruction of Fascism 355
12 Interpretations of Fascism 441
13 Generic Fascism? 462
14 Fascism and Modernization 471
15 Elements of a Retrodictive Theory of Fascism 487
Epilogue. Neofascism: A Fascism in Our Future? 496
Bibliography 523
Index 579
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