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Palgrave Studies in Political History

Italian Fascism and Spanish Falangism in Comparison

Constructing the Nation

Authors: Priorelli, Giorgia

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  • Offers an innovative comparison of Mussolini’s Italy and Franco’s Spain
  • Takes the idea of nation as the common feature of both regimes to explore the similarities and differences between their fascist political cultures
  • Contributes to the growing body of research on interwar dictatorships and the transnational fascist phenomenon
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This book compares the Italian Fascist and the Spanish Falangist political cultures from the early 1930s to the early 1940s, using the idea of the nation as the focus of the comparison. It argues that the discourse on the nation represented a common denominator between these two manifestations of the fascist phenomenon in Mussolini’s Italy and Franco’s Spain. Exploring the similarities and differences between these two political cultures, this study investigates how Fascist and Falangist ideologues defined and developed their own idea of the nation over time to legitimise their power within their respective countries. It examines to what extent their concept of the nation influenced Italian and Spanish domestic and foreign policies. The book offers a four-level framework for understanding the evolution of the fascist idea of the nation: the ideology of the nation, the imperial projects of Fascism and Falangism, race and the nation, and the place of these cultures in the new Nazi continental order. In doing so, it shows how these ideas of the nation had significant repercussions on fascist political practice. 

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Giorgia Priorelli holds a PhD in Political History from LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy. Her main research interests are nationalism and fascism in comparative and transnational perspective, with a particular focus on Italy and Spain. She has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute of Florence, Durham University, the University of Valencia and the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca. Her publications include contributions to edited volumes and journal articles.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian Fascism and Spanish Falangism in Comparison
Book Subtitle
Constructing the Nation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46056-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46056-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46055-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 239
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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