Mussolini and the eclipse of Italian fascism : from dictatorship to populism /

On the tenth anniversary of his rise to power in 1932, Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) seemed to many the "good dictator." He was the first totalitarian and the first fascist in modern Europe. But a year later Hitler's entrance onto the political stage signaled a German takeover of the f...

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Author / Creator: Bosworth, R. J. B. (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Plates
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Mussolini and the ghost of Adolf Hitler
  • 2. The peculiarities of Italian history and the many birthdays of 1932-3
  • 3. A thriving dictatorship: Fascist, totalitarian or Mussolinian?
  • 4. Imagining liberal totalitarianism?
  • 5. An Italian dictatorship, its dreams of empire and the enveloping shadow of Nazism
  • 6. Populist totalitarianism and/or Fascist mysticism under the Duce
  • 7. The Fascist map of Europe moves to Africa: Ethiopia, empire and their consequences
  • 8. An Axis of evil, Fascist racism and a waning dictator 1936-40
  • Conclusion. Worst of dictators? The meaning of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism in the age of Trump and the populists
  • Notes
  • Further reading
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index