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Professor MacGregor Knox

Emeritus Professor

Research Interests: European International and Strategic History, 1890-1945
Room: EAS.E395
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7116
Email: m.knox@lse.ac.uk|

Professor MacGregor Knox held the Stevenson Chair of International History at LSE from 1994 to 2010. His main fields of research interest are European international and strategic history, 1890-1945, especially the foreign and military policies of Italy and Germany; comparative history; strategic theory; and dictatorships.

Professor Knox received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. and Ph.D .from Yale University; he taught at the University of Rochester before joining the LSE.

Professor Knox has taught, or lectured in, the following courses (and continues to lecture in HY114 and HY226):

At undergraduate level:

HY114: War and Society from the Renaissance to the Napoleonic Era, c.1500-1815|

HY116 : International History since 1890|

HY226: The Great War 1914-1918|

HY304 : Germany's New Order in Europe, 1939-1945

At Masters level:

HY409 : The Origins and Conduct of the Second World War, 1935-1945

Professor Knox has supervised, among others, the following Ph.D. students:

Gil-li Vardi, ‘The Enigma of German Operational theory: The Evolution of Military Thought in Germany, 1919-1938’ (Ph.D., 2009).

Elizabeth M. Yavnai, ‘Military Justice: The US Army War Crimes Trials in Germany, 1944-1947’ (Ph.D., 2008).

Tatjana Kraljic, ‘Forgotten Armies: British and American Troops in Southeast Asia and the Brutalisation of Warfare, 1942-45’ (Ph.D., 2005).

Claudia Baldoli, ‘Italian Fascism in Britain: The Fasci Italiani all'Estero, the Italian Communities, and Fascist Sympathisers during the Grandi Era (1932-1939)’ (Ph.D., 2002).

Alexander Ferguson, 'Axis of Failure: Strategic Folly, Economic Incompetence and Mutual Antipathy in the ltalo-German Alliance, 1939-1943' (Ph.D., 2002).

Professor MacGregor Knox's many works include:

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To the Threshold of Power, 1922/33: Origins and Dynamics of the Fascist and National Socialist Dictatorships| Volume I (Cambridge University Press, 2007-08) (paperback); for which he received a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2003-2005.

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Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-43| (Cambridge University Press, 2000; paperback 2009; Italian Edition 2002).

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Common Destiny: Dictatorship, Foreign Policy and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany| (Cambridge University Press, 2000; paperback 2009; Italian Edition, 2003).

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Co-edited with Williamson Murray, The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050| (Cambridge University Press, 2001); incl. 'Mass Politics and Nationalism as Military Revolution: The French Revolution and After', pp. 57–73.

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'The First World War and Military Culture: Continuity and Change in Germany and Italy', in Sven Oliver Müller and Cornelius Torp, eds., Imperial Germany revisited: Continuing debates and new perspectives (Oxford, 2011), pp. 213–25.

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'"Totality" and Disintegration: State, Party, and Armed Forces in National Socialist Germany and Fascist Italy', in Lutz Klinkhammer, Amadeo Osti Guerrazzi, and Thomas Schlemmer, eds., Die "Achse" im Krieg. Politik, Ideologie und Kriegführung 1939-1945 (Paderborn, 2010), pp. 80–107.

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'Erster Weltkrieg und "Military Culture": Kontinuität und Wandel im deutsch-italienischen Vergleich' ('The First World War and Military Culture: Continuity and Change in Germany and Italy'), in Sven Oliver Müller and Cornelius Torp, eds., Das Deutsche Kaiserreich in der Kontroverse. Eine Bilanz (Göttingen, 2008), pp. 290-307.

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'Das faschistische Italien und die „Endlösung" 1942/43'| Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 55:1 (2007), pp. 53-92 ('Fascist Italy Faces the "Final Solution",1942–43')











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'"Totalità" e disintegrazione: Stato, partito e forze armate nella Germania nazionalsocialista e nell'Italia fascista'| ('"Totality" and Disintegration: State, Party, and Armed Forces in National Socialist Germany and Fascist Italy'), Italia contemporanea (Milan), no. 246 (2007), pp. 5–31.

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'Fascism: Ideology, Foreign Policy, and War', in Adrian Lyttelton, ed., Liberal and Fascist Italy| (a volume in the Oxford Short History of Italy) (Oxford, 2002), pp 105–38.

 

 



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