Maurras, Charles
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Maurras, Charles

(March 20, 1868, Martigues [Département Bouches-du-Rhône] – November 16, 1952, Tours), French politician. Maurras is considered one of the most influential theorists and instigators of French conservatism in the first half of the 20th century. His influence extended far beyond the neo-royalist organization Action française, of which he was the leader for over 40 years, and also far beyond the newspaper that bore the same name. The appeal of Maurras’ ideas lay in their highly original manner of combining royalist and nationa…

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Mollenhauer, Daniel, “Maurras, Charles”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0386>
First published online: 2015



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