A new study the spread of fascism and the far immediately after the First World War and the resulting disastrous consequences across Europe. Books in this Seminar Studies in History Series bridge the gap between textbook and general survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography.
Places interwar European fascism in its historical context and analyzes its relationship with other right-wing, authoritarian movements and regimes. Examines the ideological roots of fascism in pre-1914 Europe and explores fascism, not only across Italy and Germany, to the entire European continent
Those interested in European political history.
This short but elegantly written volume relates the essential factors and history of the rise and fall of fascism during its heyday in Europe. The background to the movement's rise is given, the Italian and German movements are recounted with attention to the features that caused it to diverge from right-wing authoritarianism, and its spread to other parts of Europe is explored. The study concludes with thoughts on current neo-fascist movements, a section of excerpted original documents, a glossary, chronology, bibliography, and Who's Who section of key figures. Blinkhorn is professor of modern European history at the U. of Lancaster in England. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)