From Liberalism to Fascism
The Right in a French Province, 1928-1939
By (author) Kevin Passmore
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From Liberalism to Fascism by Kevin Passmore
Book DescriptionThe Croix de Feu and its successor the Parti Social Francais stood at the centre of political conflict in the turbulent final years of the French Third Republic. Membership peaked at 750,000 in 1937, and at the time the movement was widely regarded as the counterpart of fascism in Germany and Italy. However, only recently has the view that fascism also has roots in France become a serious topic for debate. From Liberalism to Fascism is based largely on archival research, and shows that contemporary perceptions of the Croix de Feu and the PSF as fascist were in fact correct. Dr Passmore places French fascism in the wider context of the history of French conservatism through a micro-study of a crisis of the liberal-conservative tradition in Lyon. This 1997 book was the first to place the emergence of French fascism in the wider political and social context. In the process, received views of the nature of French society and politics are contested.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521894265
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Fascism, Paperback (May 2014)
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Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy, Hardback (November 2012)
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Writing History, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Kevin Passmore
The second edition of Writing History provides students with an overview of how the study of history is informed by a broader intellectual and analytical framework. Rather than focus of abstract theory, it provides students with succinct explanations of the key concepts which illuminate the dual processes of studying and writing history.
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