Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Conquest of Power, 1919–29

  3. The Fascist Regime, 1929–36

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Philip Morgan
      Pages 107-130
    3. Philip Morgan
      Pages 131-144
  4. Fascist Expansionism at Home and Abroad, 1936–43

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Philip Morgan
      Pages 173-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-209

About this book


This book charts the evolution of Italian Fascism from its inconspicuous beginnings as an anti-party movement in 1919 to its equally inauspicious ending as a Nazi German satellite in 1945. It shows how and why Fascism came to power in 1922 as a mass movement of middle class reaction against socialism and parliamentary liberal policies in a period of serious postwar political and social crisis, and how the attempt to implant a totalitarian new order culminated in a Fascist war which exposed the pretensions and inadequacies of 'fascistization' and dissolved the Fascist consensus.


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