Mussolini

Mussolini

by R. J. B. Bosworth

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ISBN-13: 9780340981733
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 505,932
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Bosworth is one of the world's leading authorities on modern Italian history. He has been a Visiting Fellow at a number of institutions, including the Italian Academy at Columbia University, St. Johns and Clare Hall (Cambridge), Balliol and All Souls Colleges (Oxford), the Humanities Research Centre (Canberra) and the University of Trento in Italy. He currently shares his Professorship of History between the University of Western Australia and Reading University in the UK. Since the initial publication of his biography of Mussolini, he has written Mussolini's Italy: life under the dictatorship (Penguin, 2006), and a short polemic, Nationalism (Pearson, 2007). In 2009 he edited for Oxford University Press the Oxford handbook of fascism.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations and maps IX

Preface XI

Introduction to the new edition (2010) 1

Introduction to the first edition (2002) 7

1 The Furies and Benito Mussolini, 1944-1945 16

2 First of his class? The Mussolinis and the young Benito, 1883-1902 35

3 Emigrant and socialist, 1902-1910 50

4 The class struggle, 1910-1914 66

5 War and revolution, 1914-1919 85

6 The first months of Fascism, 1919-1920 104

7 The Fascist rise to power, 1920-1922 121

8 Government, 1922-1924 140

9 The imposition of dictatorship, 1924-1925 159

10 The Man of Providence, 1926-1929 177

11 Mussolini in his pomp, 1929-1932 196

12 The challenge of Adolf Hitler, 1932-1934 214

13 Empire in Ethiopia, 1935-1936 233

14 Crisis in Europe, 1936-1938 252

15 The approach of a Second World War, 1938-1939 271

l6 Germany's ignoble second, 1939-1941 290

17 First fall and feeble resurrection, 1942-1943 310

l8 The ghost of Benito Mussolini, 1945-2010 332

Notes 349

Select bibliography 433

Index 491

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