The early twentieth century in Italy was a crucial period in its history. Mussolini and Fascism surveys all the important issues and topics of the period including the origins and rise of Fascism, Mussolini as Prime Minister and Dictator, the Totalitarian state, foreign policy and the Second World War. It also examines how Italian Fascism compared to other inter-war dictatorships.
About the Author
Patricia Knight is a Senior Lecturer at City and Islington College where she has taught GCSE and A Level History. Her publications include The Spanish Civil War (1998).
Table of Contents1. Liberal Italy and the Origins of Fascism
2. The Rise of Fascism: Italy from 1919 to 1922
3. From Prime Minister to Dictator, 1922 to 1926
4. A Totalitarian Regime? Mussolini and the Fascist State
5. 'Transforming Italy': How Successful were Fascist Economic and Social Politics?
6. 'Great, Respected and Feared': How Successful was Mussolini's Foreign Policy from 1922 to 1938?
7. 'A Brutal Friendship'? The German Alliance, War and Mussolini's Downfall
8. Fascism and Nazism