A Transnational History of Right-Wing Terrorism offers new insights into the history of right-wing extremism and violence in Europe, East and West, from 1900 until the present day. It is the first book to take such a broad historical approach to the topic.

The book explores the transnational dimension of right-wing terrorism; networks of right-wing extremists across borders, including in exile; the trading of arms; the connection between right-wing terrorism and other forms of far-right political violence; as well as the role of supportive elements among fellow travelers, the state security apparatus, and political elites. It also examines various forms of organizational and ideological interconnectedness and what inspires right-wing terrorism. In addition to several empirical chapters on prewar extreme-right political violence, the book features extensive coverage of postwar right-wing terrorism including the recent resurgence in attacks.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of right-wing extremism, fascism, Nazism, terrorism, and political violence.

section 1|80 pages

In search of origins: Right-wing terror(ism) in an era of war and revolution

chapter 2|23 pages

Terrorist entanglements

Socialist perspectives on state and right-wing violence in the late Russian Empire

chapter 3|28 pages

Oppression, terror, and “split delegitimization”

The troubled relationship between the conservative authoritarian state and its right-wing critics in Hungary between 1919 and 1945

section 2|59 pages

Right-wing terrorism and fascism

chapter 6|16 pages

Did the Polish Minister of the Interior have to be killed?

The activities of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists in the 1930s 1

chapter 7|14 pages

Marseilles 1934

The death of the King

chapter 8|20 pages

Trading in arms, trading in terror

The Cagoule and right-wing terrorism in France

section 3|110 pages

Recent trends in right-wing terrorism: Eastern and Western Europe

chapter 10|15 pages

“Glocal militancy”?

Transnational links of German far-right terrorism

chapter 11|23 pages

“Of hobbits and tigers”

Right-wing extremism and terrorism in Italy since the mid-1970s

chapter 12|18 pages

Transnational violence and the German connection

National resistance and autonomous nationalists in the Czech Republic

chapter 13|26 pages

“Praise the saints”

The cumulative momentum of transnational extreme-right terrorism

chapter 14|17 pages

Identifying extreme-right terrorism

Concepts and misconceptions