Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories

Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories

by Daniela Baratieri
     
 

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This volume takes a comparative approach, locating totalitarianism in the vastly complex web of fragmented pasts, diverse presents and differently envisaged futures to enhance our understanding of this fraught era in European history. It shows that no matter how often totalitarian societies spoke of and imagined their subjects as so many slates to be wiped clean and

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This volume takes a comparative approach, locating totalitarianism in the vastly complex web of fragmented pasts, diverse presents and differently envisaged futures to enhance our understanding of this fraught era in European history. It shows that no matter how often totalitarian societies spoke of and imagined their subjects as so many slates to be wiped clean and re-written on, older identities, familial loyalties and the enormous resilience of the individual (or groups of individuals) meant that the almost impossible demands of their regimes needed to be constantly transformed, limited and recast.

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From the Publisher

"…this collection…brings together a fine cast of leading historians…to rethink aspects of twentieth-century European totalitarians dictatorships. The editors deserve praise for having assembled a strong collection of essays which are likely to prompt further debate on the nature of twentieth-century European dictatorships." -Christian Goeschel, University of Manchester, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415837057
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/25/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Modern European History Series, #19
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Daniela Baratieri is an Honorary Research Fellow in History at the University of Western Australia.

Mark Edele is Professor of History at the University of Western Australia.

Giuseppe Finaldi is Associate Professor in History at the University of Western Australia.

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