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Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

This innovative book series will scrutinise all attempts to totally refashion mankind and society, whether these hailed from the Left or the Right, which, unusually, will receive equal consideration. Although its primary focus will be on the authoritarian and totalitarian politics of the twentieth century, the series will also provide a forum for the wider discussion of the politics of faith and salvation in general, together with an examination of their inexorably catastrophic consequences.

There are no chronological or geographical limitations to the books that may be included, and the series will include reprints of classic works and translations, as well as monographs and collections of essays.

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1-10 of 16 results in Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions
  1. Clerical Fascism in Interwar Europe

    Edited by Matthew Feldman, Marius Turda, Tudor Georgescu

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    This edited volume arose from an international workshop convened in 2006 by Feldman and Turda with Tudor Georgescu, supported by Routledge, and the universities of Oxford, Brookes, Northampton and CEU (Budapest). As the field of fascist studies continues to integrate more fully into pan-European...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Perpetrators, Accomplices and Victims in Twentieth-Century Politics

    Reckoning with the Past

    Edited by Anatoly M. Khazanov, Stanley Payne

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They treat the relationship with democratization and the different ways in which collective...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II

    Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships

    Edited by Hans Maier, Michael Schäfer

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    Available for the first time in English language translation, this is the long-awaited second volume of the three part set on Totalitarianism and Political Religions, edited by the eminent Professor Hans Maier. This represents a major study, with contributions from leading scholars of political...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III

    Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations

    Edited by Hans Maier

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    Available for the first time in English language translation, the third volume of Totalitarianism and Political Religions completes the set. It provides a comprehensive overview of key theories and theorists of totalitarianism and of political religions, from Hannah Arendt and Raymond Aron to Leo...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45

    Edited by Sabrina P. Ramet

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    This special issue provides important new scholarship from a variety of perspectives on the structure, ideology and political history of the central fascist group in interwar and Second World War Yugoslavia, the Croatian Ustasha. It is the first volume in English to closely explore the Ustasha’s...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Charisma and Fascism

    Edited by Antonio Costa Pinto, Roger Eatwell, Stein Ugelvik Larsen

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    Fascism remains a topic that fascinates both academic and general audiences. This is the first book to look systematically at the leaders of fascism and related movements in the inter-war era. It shows how fascist leaders came to personify their movements and why the...

    Published December 6th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Fascism, Totalitarianism and Political Religion

    Edited by Roger Griffin

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    9/11 and its aftermath demonstrate the urgent need for political scientists and historians to unravel the tangled relationship of secular ideologies and organized religions to political fanaticism. This major new volume uses a series of case studies by world experts to further our understanding of...

    Published August 10th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Stalinism

    Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millenium

    By John L. H. Keep, Alter L. Litvin

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    Stalinism surveys the efforts made in recent years by professional historians, in Russia and the West, to better understand what really went on in the USSR between 1929 and 1953, when the country's affairs were shrouded in secrecy. The opening of the Soviet archives in 1991 has led to a profusion...

    Published December 15th 2004 by Routledge

  9. The Seizure of Power

    Fascism in Italy, 1919-1929

    By Professor Adrian Lyttelton, Adrian Lyttelton

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    This volume is a study of Fascism in its country of origin, Italy. It describes the impact of a new type of political movement on Italian government and society. The Fascist seizure of power did not begin or end with Mussolini's famous March on Rome in 1922; it was achieved rather by gradual...

    Published December 9th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1

    Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships

    Edited by Hans Maier

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    We are used to distinguishing the despotic regimes of the 20th century - communism, fascism, National Socialism, Maoism - very precisely according to place and time, origins and influences. But what should we call that which they have in common? On this question, there has been and is still a...

    Published October 13th 2004 by Routledge

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