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Table of Contents Preface Abbreviations Introduction: Dictatorship in the age of mass politics Book I: The Long Nineteenth Century, 1789--1914 Part 1. Latecomers 1. Peculiarities of the old order 2. Revolutions from above, 1789--1871: Politics, society, myths Part 2. Italy and Germany as nation-states, 1871--1914 1. Economic expansion, social ambition 2. The politics of stunted parliamentarism 3. The instruments of war 4. The national myths 5. Fateful peculiarities: The view from 1914 Book II: From War to Dictatorship, 1914--1933 Part 3. The synthesis of violence and politics, 1914--18 1. The meaning of the war: The inner circle from euphoria to resentment 2. The meaning of the war: "August Days" and "Radiant May" 3. The meaning of the war: Fragmentation, defeat, denial, wrath 4. Structural transformations and the end of all legitimacy Part 4. Kampfzeit: The Road to Radical Nationalist Victory, 1919--33 1. Post-War Italy and Weimar Germany: Structures and forces 2. The Perpetuation of the War: Ideas and Institutions 3. "Without armistice or quarter": Fascism and National Socialism 4. To Rome and Berlin, 1921--22 ? 1931--33 5. ... Out of the National Pasts Conclusion: ... Into the Radical National Future: Inheritances and Prospects of the New Regimes Frequently cited works PRIVATE Notes
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Fascism -- Italy -- History.
National socialism -- Germany -- History.