Developing a knowledge of the Spanish-Italian connection between right-wing extremist groups is crucial to any detailed understanding of the history of fascism. Transnational Fascism in the Twentieth Century allows us to consider the global fascist network that built up over the course of the 20th century by exploring one of the significant links that existed within that network. It distinguishes and analyses the relationship between the fascists of Spain and Italy at three interrelated levels - that of the individual, political organisations and the state - whilst examining the world relations and contacts of both fascist factions, from Buenos Aires to Washington and Berlin to Montevideo, in what is a genuinely transnational history of the fascist movement.
Incorporating research carried out in archives around the world, this book delivers key insights to further the historical study of right-wing political violence in modern Europe.
Matteo Albanese is Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Pablo del Hierro is Assistant Professor of European History at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Introduction 1. The Origins of the Fascist Network, 1922-1945 2. The Efforts to Keep the Network Alive After the War, 1945-1956 3. Transition for the Transnational Network, 1956-1960 4. A Progressive Radicalization, 1960-1968 5. The Adoption of a Terrorist Strategy, 1968-1982 Bibliography Index