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Catalog Archive / Fall 2021

The Fascist Revolution
Toward a General Theory of Fascism
Critical introduction by Roger Griffin

The Collected Works of George L. Mosse

“Mosse’s pioneering work has lost none of its original freshness. . . . All those writing on fascism and Nazism today owe this great historian, who was also a warm and generous man, a debt that only increases with the passing of time.”
American Historical Review

“A classic example of his art. . . . The volume enjoys an integrity rarely found in such collections. . . . Mosse was a unique scholar.”

The Fascist Revolution is the culmination of George L. Mosse’s groundbreaking work on fascism. Originally published posthumously in 1999, the volume covers a broad spectrum of topics related to cultural interpretations of fascism from its origins through the twentieth century. In a series of magisterial turns, Mosse examines fascism’s role in the French Revolution, its relationship with nationalism and racism, its use by intellectuals to foment insurrection, and more as a means to define and understand it as a popular phenomenon on its own terms. This new edition features a critical introduction by Roger Griffin, professor emeritus of modern history at Oxford Brookes University, contextualizing Mosse’s research as fascism makes a global resurgence.


George L. Mosse (1918–99) was a legendary scholar, teacher, and mentor. A refugee from Nazi Germany, in 1955 he joined the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was both influential and popular. Mosse was an early leader in the study of modern European cultural and intellectual history, the study of fascism, and the history of sexuality and masculinity. Over his career he authored more than two dozen books.




“Clearly delineates the features of fascism which make it distinctive and which must be confronted in order to analyse it accurately.”
Journal of Contemporary History



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October 2021
LC: 2021009792 JC
280 pp. 6 x 9

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ISBN 9780299332945
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