Fascism, Aviation and Mythical Modernity

  • Fernando Esposito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-46
  3. Longing for Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Fernando Esposito
      Pages 115-119
  4. Fractured Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
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      Pages 123-165
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      Pages 166-209
    4. Fernando Esposito
      Pages 268-270
  5. Eternal Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
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      Pages 273-347
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-419

About this book


Flying and the pilot were significant metaphors of fascism's mythical modernity. Fernando Esposito traces the changing meanings of these highly charged symbols from the air show in Brescia, to the sky above the trenches of the First World War to the violent ideological clashes of the interwar period.


Fascism modernity aviation order myth Gabriele D'Annunzio Aby Warburg Futurism Ernst Jünger Manfred von Richthofen fascism First World War work

Authors and affiliations

  • Fernando Esposito
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität TübingenGermany

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