Spring 2021 not offered
This seminar aims to identify varieties and components of fascist ideologies and to undertake comparative analysis of European fascist movements in the first half of the 20th century. The initial focus will be on the several ways fascism has been defined and understood, including examples of how the term has been utilized to characterize certain governments and personalities. Specific attention then will be devoted to Italy, Germany, Spain, and France, with emphasis on Mussolini and Hitler and their regimes. Additionally, apparent linkages of fascism to post-1945 politics, such as the National Front in France, will be explored. Other fascist movements may be chosen as the subject of a major research paper. Materials for the seminar will include documentary sources, films, interpretive studies, and biographies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Martin Blinkhorn, Fascism and the Right in Europe
Ian Kershaw, Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris
David D. Roberts, Fascist Interactions: Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945
Stanley G. Payne, Fascism in Spain, 1923-1977
R. J. B. Bosworth, Mussolini
Robert Soucy, French Fascism: The Second Wave
Zeev Sternhell, The Birth of Fascist Ideology
A. J. P. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short papers and a major research paper. Oral presentations and critiques.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Priority to juniors and seniors; history majors may count this seminar toward fulfillment of the department's seminar requirement.
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