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Title Dictatorship in history and theory : Bonapartism, Caesarism, and totalitarianism / edited by Peter Baehr, Melvin Richter.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Series Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Subject Dictatorship -- History -- Congresses.
Dictatorship -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Authoritarianism -- History -- Congresses.
Authoritarianism -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Alt Name Baehr, Peter.
Richter, Melvin, 1921-
Conference for the Study of Political Thought.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages).
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Note Most chapters of this book represent amended versions of papers delivered at the international meeting of the Conference for the Study of Political Thought at Hunter College, N.Y., in April 1999.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Peter Baehr and Melvin Richter -- Part I. Bonapartism to its contemporaries -- From Consulate to Empire : impetus and resistance / Isser Woloch -- The Bonapartes and Germany / T.C.W. Blanning -- Prussian conservatives and the problem of Bonapartism / David E. Barclay -- Tocqueville and French nineteenth-century conceptualizations of the two Bonapartes and their empires / Melvin Richter -- Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte : democracy, dictatorship, and the politics of class struggle / Terrell Carver -- Bonapartism as the progenitor of democracy : the paradoxical case of the French Second Empire / Sudhir Hazareesingh -- Part II. Bonapartism, Caesarism, totalitarianism : twentieth-century experiences and reflections -- Max Weber and the avatars of Caesarism / Peter Baehr -- The concept of Caesarism in Gramsci / Benedetto Fontana -- From constitutional technique to Caesarist ploy : Carl Schmitt on dictatorship, liberalism, and emergency powers / John P. McCormick -- Bonapartist and Gaullist heroic leadership : comparing crisis appeals to an impersonated people / Jack Hayward -- The leader and the masses : Hannah Arendt on totalitarianism and dictatorship / Margaret Canovan -- Part III. Ancient resonances -- Dictatorship in Rome / Claude Nicolet -- From the historical Caesar to the spectre of Caesarism : the Imperial Administrator as internal threat / Arthur M. Eckstein.
Summary Bringing together the work of historians and political theorists to examine the complex relationships among nineteenth century democracy, nationalism, and authoritarianism, this study pays special attention to the careers of Napoleon I and III, and of Bismarck. An important contribution is consideration of not only the momentous episodes of coup d'etat, revolution, and imperial foundation which the Napoleonic era heralded, but also the contested political language with which these events were described and assessed. Political thinkers were faced with a battery of new terms--"Bonapartism," "Caesarism," and "Imperialism" etc ... --with which to define their era.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511185154 (electronic bk.)
9780511185151 (electronic bk.)
9781139052429 (electronic bk.)
113905242X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 69704626
Additional Format Print version: Dictatorship in history and theory. Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 0521825636 0521532701 (DLC) 2003051238 (OCoLC)52134632.