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Fascist Italy

By: Whittam, John

Part of the New frontiers in history series
0719040043 / 9780719040047
Stock expected by 19/11/2019
22 cm ix, 179p.
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"Fascist Italy" is a concise introduction to the phenomenon of Italian fascism and its impact.

The author balances an up-to-date re-evaluation of political, diplomatic and military developments with a full assessment of the more neglected domestic and cultural dimensions of the subject.

With the aid of documents and recent research on the subject, this book presents an analysis of the origins of the movement, the reasons behind its political success and the methods used to construct and consolidate a regime capable of resolving the problems of mass society in the 20th century.

Within his broad-ranging analysis, John Whittam places particular emphasis on the attempts to exert social control, the interaction of party and state, the tension between revolutionary and conservative tendencies and on the role of Il Duce.

Mussolini's triumphs and failures in peace and war and his ultimate responsibility for the disintegration of the regime are discussed objectively.


1DST Italy, 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), JPFQ Fascism & Nazism

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