Palgrave Studies in Political History

Reactionary Nationalists, Fascists and Dictatorships in the Twentieth Century

Against Democracy

Editors: Saz, I., Box, Z., Morant, T., Sanz, J. (Eds.)

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  • Explores the coexistence of fascism and reactionary nationalism within a range of twentieth-century dictatorships and regimes
  • Focuses on key Western European case studies, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany, as well as briefer overviews of political cultures in Eastern Europe and Latin America
  • Takes a global approach to understanding how these cultures and specific political movements evolved during the interwar period
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This book provides a comparative study of fascisms and reactionary nationalisms. It presents these as transnational political cultures and examines the dictatorships and regimes in which these cultures played significant roles. The book is organised into three main sections, focusing on nationalists, fascists and dictatorships in turn. The chapters range across French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German experiences, and include a broader overview of the political cultures in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Latin America. The chapters consider the identities, organizations and evolution of the various cultures and specific political movements, alongside the intersections between these movements and how they adapted to changing contexts. By doing so, the book offers a global view of fascisms and reactionary nationalisms, and promotes debate around these political cultures.

About the authors

Ismael Saz is Professor of Contemporary History at the Universitat de València, Spain.

Zira Box is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universitat de València, Spain.

Toni Morant is Lecturer in Contemporary History at the Universitat de València, Spain.

Julián Sanz is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Universitat de València, Spain.  


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“Amid the current boom in scholarly writings about fascism and other right-wing political formations, this thoughtful and challenging new collection brings much-needed illumination to the convergences and separations that allow us to place these movements inside a shared twentieth-century political frame. Its authors do this not just comparatively, by bringing together expertly presented national case studies, but also transnationally, by showing how their interconnections might work.” (Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, USA)

“Reactionary nationalism, fascism and right wing dictatorships are historical phenomena, each with their own individuality, and none of them has the attribute of eternity or eternal return. To understand them in their own context and the various relationships between them, the book takes a comparative approach. Comparative history, warned Marc Bloch, one of its founders, is useful if it studies the differences more than the similarities. This book proposes comparative history at its best.” (Emilio Gentile, Professor Emeritus, University of Rome, Italy)

“By taking seriously ultra-nationalistic conservative ideologies of the past, this gem of a book comes at a time when the world seems overwhelmed by populist leaders.” (Marc Olivier Baruch, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22410-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reactionary Nationalists, Fascists and Dictatorships in the Twentieth Century
Book Subtitle
Against Democracy
Editors
  • Ismael Saz
  • Zira Box
  • Toni Morant
  • Julián Sanz
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22411-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22411-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22410-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 357
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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