Fascists by Michael MannFascists by Michael Mann


byMichael Mann

Paperback | May 24, 2004

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Focusing on the six countries in which fascism became most dominant (Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Spain), this study analyzes the beliefs and actions of people who became fascists in an attempt to view fascism through its own eyes. The result is an original depiction of fascism as "violent, transcendent nation-statism", and a unique perspective differing from other previous theories of fascism.
Title:FascistsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:440 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:May 24, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521538556

ISBN - 13:9780521538558


Table of Contents

1. A sociology of fascism; 2. Explaining the rise of interwar authoritarianism and fascism; 3. Italy: Pristine fascists; 4. Nazis; 5. German sympathizers: voters and complicit elites; 6. Austro-Fascists, Austrian Nazis; 7. The Hungarian family of Authoritarians; 8. The Romanian family of Authoritarians; 9. The Spanish family of Authoritarians; 10. Conclusion: fascists, dead and alive.

Editorial Reviews

"As mentioned, Mann's ambition is to offer a synthesis of the materialist and the ideological interpretations of fascism. The overall result, as we have seen, is that he uses the methodology of the materialist school and ends up with an interpretation of fascism that largely resembles the ideological ones already formulated. In other words, in his conquest of historiographical terrain, he reaches territory that has already been captured. Nonetheless, the route he takes to get there is novel, and the traveler reaches the destination having accumulated a great deal of useful baggage. And that is a laudable achievement. " - Per Biensø, Department of History, Aalborg University, Denmark, H-NET