Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: Comparisons and Contrasts

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This collaborative volume explores the parallels and contrasts between the two regimes. Its ten essays examine the rise of the Fascist and Nazi movements; the relation of the regimes to workers, women, and war; and how the regimes may be viewed in a long-term perspective.
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"...the volume encompasses an impressively wide sweep of comparisons and contrats, and summerizes a vast extent of recent scholarship. It is the sort of work that should be purchased by every scholarly library." Italian Quarterly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521471299
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Italy, Germany and fascism 1
1 The 'crisis of bourgeois society' and the origins of Fascism 12
2 The crisis of bourgeois society in interwar Germany 23
3 Italian workers and Italian Fascism 40
4 Whatever was the attitude of German workers? Reflections on recent interpretations 61
5 Women in Fascist Italy 78
6 'The value of marriage for the Volksgemeinschaft': policies towards women and marriage under National Socialism 94
7 Expansionist zeal, fighting power, and staying power in the Italian and German dictatorships 113
8 Restorative elites, German society and the Nazi pursuit of war 134
9 From Fascism to 'post-Fascists': Italian roads to modernity 165
10 National Socialism and modernisation 197
Suggestions for further reading 230
Index 232
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