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Anarchistes de la bombe, anarchistes de l'idée: les anarchistes français à Londres, 1880-1905

Bantman, C (2014) Anarchistes de la bombe, anarchistes de l'idée: les anarchistes français à Londres, 1880-1905 Le Mouvement Social, 246. pp. 47-61.

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Abstract

The political activities of the 450 or so French-speaking anarchists exiled in Great Britain between 1880 and 1914 have recently been the subject of diverging historiographical assessments. The terrorist motive, which the movement's contemporaries were so concerned with, has been taken up by several studies. Yet a transnational approach brings out a very different interpretation: that of a group with a predominantly informal organisation (against the myth of the "anarchist International"), overwhelmed with basic material preoccupations, and more inclined to strategic thinking concerning the revolutionary potential of trade unions than to terrorist pursuits. In the light of this analysis, it is therefore more fruitful to describe London's "French quarter", not as a terrorist outpost, but rather as a node of networks and transfers for the international anarchist movement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Liberal Arts
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
Authors :
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Bantman, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 March 2014
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1353/lms.2014.0009
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Sep 2016 15:15
Last Modified : 12 Sep 2016 15:15
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805460

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