Mussolini / Edition 1

Mussolini / Edition 1

by Peter Neville
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415249902

ISBN-13: 9780415249904

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Although he could be both ruthless and opportunistic, Benito Mussolini was also driven by ideology and his desire to make Italy great. But conservative forces in the Italian establishment and factional warfare in his own fascist party were stumbling blocks to his policy, and ultimately Italy never became as fascist as Mussolini would have liked.

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Although he could be both ruthless and opportunistic, Benito Mussolini was also driven by ideology and his desire to make Italy great. But conservative forces in the Italian establishment and factional warfare in his own fascist party were stumbling blocks to his policy, and ultimately Italy never became as fascist as Mussolini would have liked.

Clear and engaging, this survey is key to the understanding of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415249904
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Routledge Historical Biographies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The shaping of a political leader, 1883-1919 2. The achievement of power, 1919-24 3. Crisis and consolidation, 1924-29 4. The evolution of a fascist foreign policy 5. Italian society under Mussolini, 1931-396. The Ethiopian War, 1935-36. Into the abyss: foreign and defence policy, 1936-40 8. The slide to disaster, 1940-43 9. The last phase, 1943-45 Conclusion.

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