HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Section: 002 European Fascism from an International and Comparative Perspective
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Other:
SophInit
Waitlist Capacity:
30
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Between the two world wars, many European countries — most notably Italy and Germany — saw the emergence of authoritarian and charismatic forms of government. Although there were significant differences between these regimes, many still refer to them as 'fascist.’

Can comparative analysis help us understand the nature of these regimes and the causes of their success and eventual failure?
Were these regimes "modern" or reactionary?
What is the relationship between fascism, nationalism, and racism?

This course will address these questions by exploring first the two principal examples — Italian Fascism and German Nazism — as political, social, and cultural systems. We'll then extend our analysis to other national cases, including Spain, Austria, Hungary, and Romania. Finally, we will examine the politics of the radical right in the post-WWII period, both in western and eastern Europe, investigating the relationships between these more recent movements and “historic” fascism.

This course is part of the multi-seminar Michigan International Seminar for Undergraduates program. It includes some contact with students in MISU seminars UC 254.001, 254.06 and UC 254.011. A portion of the syllabus will include assignments shared by these seminars and several class meetings will bring students from these seminars together for films, discussions, and other activities.

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Intended Audience:

Registration preference will be given to Sophomores

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HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
27049
Open
Wolv. Access
8Ugrd
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
28247
Closed
Wolv. Access
2Ugrd
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
28248
Open
Wolv. Access
4Ugrd
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
28249
Open
Wolv. Access
3Ugrd
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9781400033911
The anatomy of fascism, Author: Paxton, Robert O., Publisher: Vintage Books 2004
Required
ISBN: 0803292686
A primer of Italian fascism, Author: ed. and with an introd. by Jeffrey T. Schnapp., Publisher: Univ. of Nebraska Press [Online-Au 2000
Required
ISBN: 9780669250008
Inside Hitler's Germany : a documentary history of life in the Third Reich, Author: Sax, Benjamin C., 1950-, Publisher: D.C. Heath 1992
Required
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