Portuguese/Spanish extreme right and Fascist Italy/Nazi Germany – Edited volume on transnational and "universal" fascism
I am looking for proposals for one or two chapters on the transnational links between the Portuguese/Spanish extreme right and Fascist Italy/Nazi Germany. Chapters should focus on the transfer and exchanges (or “borrowing”) of tactics, ideals, and personnel across state borders. They will be included into an edited book on the transnational and “universal” dimensions and features of interwar fascism. This will represent a major new contribution to the “transnational” history of Europe, and challenge much of the rather parochial nation-based historiography on the interwar extreme right. Through empirical discussion of interwar fascism, the book aims to show the interconnected history and the porosity of spaces, cultures and politics in Western Europe. It will identify and examine some important processes of fertilization across geographical boundaries, and specifically the circulation of fascistic ideas, strategies and activists, as well as a commonality of behavior between several European “fascisms.”
The book structure is finalized and existing accepted chapters cover some of the extreme-right transfer across interwar Britain and Italy, France and Italy, Germany and Britain, the links between the two major fascist regimes, the Nordic European networks and fascists, the “international” SS units, the figure of Mussolini (as a template for modern dictators), the CAUR, but also cases like Ireland, Austria and Belgium. The list of contributors already includes some experienced world renowned historians as well as young promising researchers from all over the world.
The book will be submitted in early 2012, and a prestigious international publisher has agreed to evaluate it. Accepted chapters must be written in proficient English (no funding will be provided for proof-reading), but publication cannot be guaranteed before the final peer-review. Chapter length will be 7,000-7,500 words (including notes and bibliography), but only original works not published elsewhere will be considered.
If you wish to submit a proposal for a chapter in this edited volume, please send a proposal (max 500 words) and your short biography by email before October 16, 2011.
Please send proposals to:
Dr. Andrea Mammone
Assistant Professor of Modern History
Kingston University London
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