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n.1.The spirit or principles of a French political movement identified with Gen. Georges Boulanger (d. 1891), whose militarism and advocacy of revenge on Germany attracted to him a miscellaneous party of monarchists and Republican malcontents.
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Topics discussed include the rise of Boulangism, the Dreyfus Affair, the rise of anti-Semitism, and the effects of French nationalism on growing proto-fascist movements in Europe.
He instead retained an enthusiasm for strong, authoritarian rule that did not exclude dictatorial republicanism, (7) which originated in his boyhood fascination with Napoleon Bonaparte, and which he upheld even after the failure of Boulangism.
Nationhood and Nationalism in France: from Boulangism to the Great War, 1889-1918 (London : Harper Collins, 1991), 255-266.
37) Marc Crapez, La Gauche reactionnaire (Paris, 1998) for the careers of Albert Regnard, Jules Soury, and Boulangism as a distant forerunner of fascism; Pierre-Andre Taguieff, La Force du prejuge, Essai sur le racisme et ses doubles (Paris, 1987).
historical moment when the collapse of Boulangism, the Panama Canal
Irvine, The Boulanger Affair Reconsidered: Royalism, Boulangism and the Origins of the Radical Right in France (Oxford, 1989), p.