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.
|Publisher:||I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited|
|Series:||International Library of War Studies Series|
|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.