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The extreme right in interwar France : the Faisceau and the Croix de feu

The extreme right in interwar France : the Faisceau and the Croix de feu

Author: Samuel Kalman
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Historians of the French extreme right frequently denote the existence of a strong xenophobic and nationalist tradition dating from the 1880s, a perpetual anti-republicanism which pervaded twentieth-century political discourse. Much attention is habitually paid to the interwar era, deemed the zenith of this success, when the leagues attracted hundreds of thousands of members and enjoyed significant political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kalman, Samuel.
Extreme right in interwar France.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Kalman
ISBN: 9780754662402 0754662403
OCLC Number: 180989541
Description: x, 265 pages ; 24 cm
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Responsibility: Samuel Kalman.
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Offers an interpretation of the extreme right in interwar French politics, focusing upon the largest and most influential such groups in 1920s and 1930s, the Faisceau and the Croix de Feu. This book  Read more...


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'Samuel Kalman's new book is a welcome change from most studies of the French nationalist movements in the first decades of the 20th century. The reason is simple: while the majority of scholars Read more...

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