Italian Fascism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312115661
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Map of Modern Italy
Pt. 1 The Conquest of Power, 1919-29 1
1 The Postwar Crisis and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-22 3
Politics and society in post-unification Italy 3
The war in Italy 6
'1919-ism' and early Fascism 13
The 1919 elections 16
The biennio rosso and Fiume 21
The Fascist reaction 34
Giolitti and Fascism 40
The transition from movement to party 43
The March on Rome 52
2 Between 'Normalisation' and 'Revolution', 1922-5 60
The various Fascisms 60
Dictatorship by stealth 64
The conquest of the South and the 1924 election 71
The Matteotti crisis 75
3 The Construction of the 'Totalitarian' State, 1925-9 79
'Totalitarianism' 79
The party and the state 81
Syndicates and corporations 88
The Fascist constitution 92
The conciliation with the Catholic Church 95
The revaluation of the lira 97
'Ruralism' 101
Pt. II The Fascist Regime, 1929-36 105
4 The Years of the Great Depression, 1929-34 107
The party and the inquadramento of the nation 107
The organisation of the young, welfare and free time 109
The impact and limitations of 'totalitarian' control 116
Corporativism and the Great Depression 124
5 The Creation of the Fascist Empire, 1935-6 131
Imperialism, revisionism and the limits to Fascist foreign policy in the 1920s 131
The 'totalitarian' state: internal policy as foreign policy and vice versa 136
The Depression and Fascism's opportunity 138
The invasion and conquest of Ethiopia 140
Pt. III Fascist Expansionism at Home and Abroad, 1936-43 145
6 The Axis Connection and the 'Fascistisation' of Italian Society, 1936-40 147
The Axis with Germany 147
Forcing the pace of 'fascistisation' 155
Autarky and economic preparation for war 165
'Non-belligerency' and war, 1939-40 169
7 Fascist Italy at War, 1940-3 173
The collapse of Italy's parallel war 173
The impact of war and the internal crisis of the regime 176
The fall of Mussolini 180
Epilogue: The Italian Social Republic, 1943-5 183
Notes 189
Select Bibliography 193
Index 200
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