Journal of Modern European History 13 (2015), 1

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Journal of Modern European History 13 (2015), 1
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Fascist Temporalities

München 2015: C.H. Beck Verlag
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ISSN 1611-8944
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Jörg Später
Historisches Seminar der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
Redaktion Journal of Modern European History
United Kingdom
Schriftleitung: Christina von Hodenberg, Alexander Nützenadel, Joachim von Puttkamer, Milos Reznik
Später, Jörg

The last few years have seen a growing historiographical interest in time and chronopolitics. Yet there are only few actual case studies of temporalities and of specific orders of time, of how and to what end they were constructed, experienced and practiced. In this special issue, we aim to tackle this task by relating and comparing the concepts and politics of time primarily of Italian Fascism, but also of Nazism and of the Romanian Legion of the Archangel Michael. The authors approach the complex phenomenon of fascist temporalities by taking a closer look at archaeological excavation as an instrument of temporal rupture, the nexus between the movie camera and the dynamic imperial Fascist present, the correspondence between the Legion’s timeless Romanian nation and Eliade’s concepts of sacred time, and by describing the Fascist historic imaginary as well as the de-temporalization it implied. The issue highlights the alleged paradox between the cult of speed and the longing for deceleration, anti-historicism and renovation, the pursuit of revolutionary new beginnings and the yearning for eternal standstill.


Fascist Temporalities

Fernando Esposito / Sven Reichardt: Revolution and Eternity. Introductory Remarks on Fascist Temporalities

Joshua Arthurs: The Excavatory Intervention: Archaeology and the Chronopolitics of Roman Antiquity in Fascist Italy

Ruth Ben-Ghiat: The Imperial Moment in Fascist Cinema

Raul Carstocea: Breaking the Teeth of Time: Mythical Time and the “Terror of History” in the Rhetoric of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania

Claudio Fogu: The Fascist Stylisation of Time


Roger Griffin: Fixing Solutions: Fascist Temporalities as Remedies for Liquid Modernity

Helena Barop: Building the “Opium Evil” Consensus. The International Opium Commission of Shanghai

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