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This book charts the evolution of Italian Fascism from its inconspicuous beginnings as an anti-party movement in 1919 to its equally inauspicious ending as a Nazi German satellite in 1945. It shows how and why Fascism came to power in 1922 as a mass movement of middle class reaction against socialism and parliamentary liberal policies in a period of serious postwar political and social crisis, and how the attempt to implant a totalitarian new order culminated in a Fascist war which exposed the pretensions and inadequacies of 'fascistization' and dissolved the Fascist consensus.
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'The best introduction to the subject available.' - Dr Jonathan Morris, University College London
Praise for the first edition:
'[an] impressive synthesis. Tightly written, it packs an enormous amount of information into 200-odd pages. [Morgan's] account of the links between domestic and foreign policy in Italian Fascism is exemplary.' - Paul Preston, Times Higher Education Supplement
It is now 80 years since Mussolini's Fascism came to power in Italy, but the political heirs of the original Fascism are part of government in today's Italy. The resurgence of neo-fascist and neo-Nazi extremism all over Europe are a reminder of the continuing place of fascism in contemporary European society, despite its political and military defeat in 1945.
This thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition provides a critical and comprehensive overview of the origins of Fascism and the movement's taking and consolidation of power. Philip Morgan:
· explains how the experience of the First World War created Fascism
· describes how the unsettled post-war conditions in Italy enabled an initially small group of political adventurers around Mussolini to build a large movement and take power in 1922
· focuses on the workings of the first ever 'totalitarian' system and its impacts on the lives and outlooks of ordinary Italians
· considers the meshing of internal 'fascistisation' and expansionism, which emerged most clearly after 1936 as Italy became more closely aligned with Nazi Germany
· examines the demise of Italian Fascism between 1943 and 1945 as Mussolini and his party became the puppets of Nazism
· provides an explanation and interpretation of Fascism, locating it in contemporary history and taking account of recent debates on the nature of the phenomenon.
Clear and approachable, this essential text is ideal for anyone interested in Italy's turbulent political history in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Seller Inventory # CHL3454533
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003845728
Book Description PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1995. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9171099
Book Description PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1995. Condition: Fair. Ships from the UK. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97636296
Book Description PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1995. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP105374923
Book Description PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1995. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP105596207
Book Description Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1995. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Charts the evolution of Italian Fascism from its inconspicuous beginnings as an anti-party movement in 1919 to its equally inauspicious ending as a Nazi German satellite in 1945; a little scuffing to cover edges, text bright and unmarked and spine uncreased; very good working copy; pp xii, 209. Seller Inventory # 018243
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1995. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Seller Inventory # 7415224
Book Description Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Clean text, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Seller Inventory # L_M03-J02_0014_DC_09/18
Book Description MacMillan Londra. Collana The making of the Twentieth Century, 1995. Brossura. Condition: molto buono. Copertina flessibile ben conservata con segni di uso ai bordi. Interno fresco e pulito, voilume integro. 210 pagine. Seller Inventory # ABE-1480623072016