Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean: Remembering Fascism's Empire

Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean: Remembering Fascism's Empire

by N. Doumanis


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This book examines the relationship between coloniser and colonised among the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands between 1912 and 1943, and is based on an oral history project conducted between 1990 and 1995. Italian power is described as having been negotiated, resisted and modified by locals, who admired many aspects of Italian rule without according the regime any legitimacy. This ethnographic history challenges standard views on Italian colonialism and Greek nationalism, and reflects on contemporary questions regarding historical memory, political culture and social identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333682326
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/18/1997
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Glossary - Introduction - Historical Background - Italy's Aegean Possession - Popular Dissent - The Poetics of Nationalism - Colonialism and Modernity - Italian Colonialism, Italian Character - Epilogue - Appendix - Bibliography

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