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Table of contents (7 chapters)
About this book
This book analyses the relationship between Fascist Italy and the League of Nations in the interwar years. By uncovering the traces of those Italians working in the organization, this volume investigates Fascist Italy’s membership of the League, and explores the dynamics between nationalism and internationalism in Geneva. The relationship between Fascist Italy and the League of Nations was contradictory, shifting from active collaboration to open disagreement. Previous literature has not reflected this oscillation in policy, focusing disproportionally on the problems Italy caused for the League, such as the Ethiopian crisis. Yet Fascist Italy remained in the League for more than fifteen years, and was the third largest power within the institution. How did a Fascist dictatorship fit into an organization espousing principles of liberal internationalism? By using archival sources from four countries, Elisabetta Tollardo shows that Fascist Italy was much more concerned with, and involved in, the League than currently believed.
- Extreme politics
- First World War
- Ethiopian crisis
Authors and Affiliations
University of Oxford alumna, London, United Kingdom
About the author
Elisabetta Tollardo received her doctorate in history from the University of Oxford, UK. Her dissertation was awarded the British International History Group Thesis Prize in 2015.
Book Title: Fascist Italy and the League of Nations, 1922-1935
Authors: Elisabetta Tollardo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
eBook Packages: History, History (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-349-95027-0Published: 04 November 2016
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-95709-5Published: 20 June 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-349-95028-7Published: 27 October 2016
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XV, 319
Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations
Topics: History of Modern Europe, History of Italy, Modern History, Political History, Peace and Conflict Studies