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L'historiographie du fascisme en France

Passmore, Kevin ORCID: 2014. L'historiographie du fascisme en France. French Historical Studies 37 (3) , pp. 469-499. 10.1215/00161071-2689661

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This article asks what is at stake in the debate concerning fascism in France in the 1930s along with its methodological dimension. It will underline first of all that the notion of an “Anglo-Saxon” view of the question obscures the extent to which the divergences between totalitarian and Marxist interpretations are rooted in both English- and France-language historiographies of fascism. Furthermore, the debate about fascism in France shares assumptions with the conflict between the Popular Front and the leagues in the 1930s. However, on both sides of the historiographical barricade, it was agreed that it was necessary to establish a correct definition of fascism in order to categorise movements and regimes. The article deals with the difficulties of the “classificatory logic,” and to conclude, it argues that abandoning the classificatory method does not render historical treatment of fascism impossible.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DC France
Language other than English: French
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISSN: 0016-1071
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 09:05

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