Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II

Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II

by Shelia Lecoeur

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Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II by Shelia Lecoeur

A powerful and unique study of the realities and long-term impact of occupation, Mussolini's Greek Island reveals the Italian dictator's imperial vision, the mechanisms of Italian occupation and its tragic consequences. The small island of Syros is a vital entry-point illuminating Italian imperialism - its ethos, fascist connection, pretension and administrative achievements, marred by famine. Here Lecoeur examines the devastating effects of war and occupation on the local community - starvation, corruption and survival - and, drawing on local archives and interviews with survivors, offers new insight into this crucial but little known episode. Enriching our understanding of Mussolini's hegemonic visions and the mechanisms of occupation, a key issue of our times, this path-breaking book will appeal to scholars of fascism, World War II and military occupation in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780769899
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 03/25/2015
Series: International Library of War Studies Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sheila Lecoeur received her PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is Coordinator of Italian in the Humanities Department at Imperial College London.

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