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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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11-16 of 16 results in Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions
  1. Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Third Reich

    Selected Essays

    By Uriel Tal

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    In a perceptive analysis of diverse source material, the essays of the late Uriel Tal in this volume uncover the dynamics of the secularization of religion, and the sacralization of politics in the Nazi era. Through a process of inversion of meaning, concepts such as race, blood, soil, state,...

    Published May 1st 2004 by Routledge

  2. The Lesser Evil

    Moral Approaches to Genocide Practices

    Edited by Helmut Dubiel, Gabriel Motzkin

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    This book comprises 14 essays by scholars who disagree about the methods and purposes of comparing Nazism and Communism. The central idea is that if these two different memories of evil were to develop in isolation, their competition for significance would distort the real evils both movements...

    Published April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  3. Redefining Stalinism

    Edited by Harold Shukman

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    Born in 1879 in Georgia, Stalin joined the Bolsheviks under Lenin in 1903 and became General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1922. These edited papers reassess the deeds, policies and legacy of a man who was responsible for innumerable deaths and untold human misery....

    Published August 30th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Totalitarian Democracy and After

    Edited by Yehoshua Arieli, Nathan Rotenstreich

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    This volume, first published in 1984, contains the principal papers from a distinguished colloquium held in 1982. Its avowed purpose is to investigate further the notion of "totalitarian democracy" and to look at its repercussions in the contemporary world....

    Published October 30th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The French and Italian Communist Parties

    Comrades and Culture

    By Cyrille Guiat

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    Beginning with a review of the numerous studies that tend to emphasize the national, societal dimension of the Italian and French communist parties, Cyrille Guiat's book is a comparative study of the two parties from the early 1960s to the early 1980s....

    Published August 31st 2002 by Routledge

  6. International Fascism, 1919-45

    Edited by Robert Mallett, Gert Sorensen

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    The essays that comprise this study of 20th-century fascism shift the focus away from the German and Italian models and towards the influence of fascist ideology within other countries....

    Published May 1st 2002 by Routledge

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