Ten essays on the nature of fascism by a leading scholar in the field, focusing on how to understand and apply fascist ideology to various movements since the twentieth century, Mussolini's prophesied 'fascist century'. Includes studies of fascism's attempted temporal revolution; Nazism as extended case-study; and fascism's postwar evolution.
ROGER GRIFFIN is Professor of Modern History at the Oxford Brookes University and edits the Routledge quarterly, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. He has numerous articles and chapters on generic fascism, as well as editing three major anthologies of documentary texts: Fascism (OUP, 1995), International Fascism (Arnold, 1998) and the five volume (with Matthew Feldman) Fascism: Critical Concepts (Routledge, 2004). His two monographs are The Nature of Fascism (Pinter, 1991) and Modernism and Fascism (Palgrave, 2007).MATTHEW FELDMAN is Lecturer in Twentieth Century History at the University of Northampton and edits the Routledge quarterly, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. He has written widely on European modernism as well as interwar politics and religion, and recently published Beckett's Books: A Cultural History of Samuel Beckett's 'Interwar Notes' (Continuum Press, 2006).