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Mussolini and Fascist Italy

3rd Edition

By Martin Blinkhorn


112 pages

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In Mussolini and Fascist Italy Martin Blinkhorn explains the significance of the man, the movement and the regime which dominated Italian life between 1922 and the closing stages of the Second World War. He examines:

  • those aspects of post-Risorgimento Italy which provided the longterm context vital to an understanding of Fascism
  • the social and political convulsions wrought by economic change after 1890 and by Italy’s intervention in the First World War
  • the Fascist movement's rapid rise from obscurity to power and the subsequent establishment of Mussolini’s dictatorship
  • the history of the Fascist regime until its demise during the Second World War
  • the ways in which Italian Fascism has been understood by contemporary analysts and by historians.

The third edition of this best-selling Lancaster Pamphlet provides an expanded and fully updated analysis. New features include additional material on Fascist totalitarianism and a completely revised consideration of the ways in which Fascism has been interpreted.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Time Chart. Maps. Note on Usage 1. Introduction 2. The Setting: Liberal Italy, 1861–1915 3. The Seedbed of Fascism 4. The Conquest of Power, 1919–25 5. Italy Under Fascism 6. Diplomacy and Imperialism, 1922–36 7. The Decline and Fall of Fascism, 1936–45 8. Interpreting Italian Fascism. Conclusion. Suggested Reading

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets

Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
Each pamphlet:
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HISTORY / Military / World War II