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A Fascist Century
Essays by Roger Griffin
 
 
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A Fascist Century is actually two books in one. First, it is a collection of 10 essays (nearly all printed here for the first time in English) by one of the world's foremost experts in the nature and evolution of fascism. These illuminate some of its most significant aspects, notably its attempted temporal and anthropological revolution, the dynamics of Nazism as the most virulent manifestation of 'palingenesis', and its postwar development away from interwar paradigms. Second, the preface, extensive introduction and concluding discussion between author and editor provide penetrating insights into the evolution of Griffin's thinking between his two seminal monographs, The Nature of Fascism (1991) and Modernism and Fascism (2007). Thanks also to the varying academic register and length of the pieces, this functions both as a multifaceted contribution to fascist studies and as a primer in the nature of contemporary historiographical debates.


Description

A Fascist Century is actually two books in one. First, it is a collection of 10 essays (nearly all printed here for the first time in English) by one of the world's foremost experts in the nature and evolution of fascism. These illuminate some of its most significant aspects, notably its attempted temporal and anthropological revolution, the dynamics of Nazism as the most virulent manifestation of 'palingenesis', and its postwar development away from interwar paradigms. Second, the preface, extensive introduction and concluding discussion between author and editor provide penetrating insights into the evolution of Griffin's thinking between his two seminal monographs, The Nature of Fascism (1991) and Modernism and Fascism (2007). Thanks also to the varying academic register and length of the pieces, this functions both as a multifaceted contribution to fascist studies and as a primer in the nature of contemporary historiographical debates.


Reviews

'A landmark in the development of fascist studies. With this collection, Roger Griffin, with the assistance of Matthew Feldman, concludes for now a series of ground-breaking books on the phenomenon of international fascism. Over the last fifteen years, Griffin has single-handedly transformed academic research into fascism in a number of ways, through re-conceptualizing and re-interpreting its political nature, place in current history, relation to modernity, and relevance for our understanding of social transformations in the contemporary world.'  Andreas Umland, European History Quarterly






Contents

Preface; S.G. Payne
Editorial Introduction; M. Feldman
PART I: FASCISM'S TEMPORAL REVOLUTION
'I am no longer human. I am a Titan. A god!': The Fascist Quest to Regenerate Time
Modernity under the New Order: The Fascist Project for Managing the Future
Exploding the Continuum of History: A Non-Marxist's 'Marxist' Model of Fascism's Revolutionary Dynamics.
PART II: NAZISM AS A MANIFESTATION OF GENERIC FASCISM
Fatal Attraction: Why Nazism Appealed to Voters
Hooked Crosses and Forking Paths: The Fascist Dynamics of the Third Reich
PART III: FASCISM'S EVOLUTION SINCE 1945
'No racism thanks, we're British': How Right-wing Populism Manifests itself in Contemporary Britain
'Europe for the Europeans': Fascist Myths of the European New Order 1922-1992
Fascism's New Facelessness in the Post-fascist Era
Conclusion - The Fascination of Fascism: A Concluding Interview with Roger Griffin
Bibliography
Index


Authors

ROGER GRIFFIN is Professor of Modern History at the Oxford Brookes University and edits the Routledge quarterly, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions.  He has numerous articles and chapters on generic fascism, as well as editing three major anthologies of documentary texts: Fascism (OUP, 1995), International Fascism (Arnold, 1998) and the five volume (with Matthew Feldman) Fascism: Critical Concepts (Routledge, 2004).  His two monographs are The Nature of Fascism (Pinter, 1991) and Modernism and Fascism (Palgrave, 2007).

MATTHEW FELDMAN  is Lecturer in Twentieth Century History at the University of Northampton and edits the Routledge quarterly, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. He has written widely on European modernism as well as interwar politics and religion, and recently published Beckett's Books: A Cultural History of Samuel Beckett's 'Interwar Notes' (Continuum Press, 2006).