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Teah Tourself Mussolini's Italy,9780071461474

Teah Tourself Mussolini's Italy

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Pub. Date:
10/26/2005
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McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Teach Yourself HistoryEach title in the history category of Teach Yourself makes complex events accessible when you're seeking an alternative to dry, academic texts. Incorporating gripping personal stories, our Teach Yourself History Books transform history from a record of facts and dates to a dynamic, fascinating experience.Teach Yourself Mussolini's Italytraces the development of the dictator Benito Mussolini and his influence on the country, and shows how a former socialist became one of the most hated dictators of the twentieth century.

Author Biography

David Evans is an established writer and lecturer.

Table of Contents

introduction vii
the Italy into which Mussolini was born
1(14)
the Mussolini family
2(1)
the problems facing a united Italy
3(1)
relations between the State and the Church
4(1)
financial difficulties
5(1)
the constitution and government of Italy
6(2)
Agostini Depretis and transformismo
8(1)
recession, poverty and emigration
9(1)
years of discontent and civil unrest
10(2)
Giovanni Giolitti, master manipulator
12(1)
events in the on-going conflict between Church and State
13(1)
... and what of Benito Mussolini during these years?
14(1)
Italy's imperial ambitions and search for great power status
15(7)
foreign policy aims
16(1)
the issue of Italia Irredenta
16(1)
Italy's attempts at colonization in Africa
17(3)
alliances and treaties
20(2)
Italy and the First World War
22(13)
the coming of war
23(1)
Italy's dilemma
24(3)
how prepared was Italy for war?
27(1)
Italy at war
28(3)
the Italian home front
31(2)
the balance sheet of war
33(1)
Mussolini's part in the war
34(1)
post-war Italy -- years of crisis
35(13)
the condition of post-war Italy
36(1)
the post-war peace settlement
37(2)
the crisis over Fiume
39(3)
mounting political problems
42(1)
Mussolini's bandwagon begins to roll
43(1)
Bienno Rosso -- the `Two Red Years'
44(4)
the march on Rome and the Fascist coup of 1922
48(12)
the Fascist Party Conference of 1921
49(2)
the march on Rome
51(4)
the appeal of Fascism
55(1)
support for Fascism
55(1)
some definitions of Fascism
56(4)
towards a totalitarian dictatorship
60(15)
Mussolini rigs the electoral system
61(2)
the Gran Consiglio -- the Fascist Grand Council
63(1)
the Acerbo Law of 1923
64(1)
the elections of 1924
65(1)
the Matteotti crisis
66(2)
the Aventine Succession
68(3)
the end of parliamentary democracy
71(2)
attempts on Mussolini's life
73(2)
the early years of the Fascist dictatorship
75(13)
Benito Mussolini -- the man and the myth
76(5)
leading figures in the Fascist hierarchy
81(1)
Mussolini gains control of the Party and parliament
82(2)
II Duce and King Victor Emmanuel III
84(1)
years of repression
85(1)
Mussolini's regime -- its strengths and weaknesses
86(2)
life in Fascist Italy
88(22)
the Fascist State and the Roman Catholic Church
89(1)
the Lateran Treaty of 1929
90(2)
indoctrination -- the Fascist education system and youth movements
92(4)
the role of women in Fascist society
96(2)
the Battle for Births
98(1)
Fascist intrusion into the everyday lives of the people
99(1)
the Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro
100(2)
Mussolini's switch to racist and anti-Semitic policies
102(3)
art and culture in Mussolini's Italy
105(2)
Italian Futurism
107(1)
the cinema and radio
108(2)
the Italian economy
110(12)
the economic condition of Italy
112(1)
corporatism and the Corporate State
112(4)
the battle for the lira
116(1)
the struggle to achieve autarky
117(3)
the impact on Italy of the world recession of the 1930s
120(1)
public works schemes
121(1)
Italian foreign policy 1922--40
122(28)
the aims of Mussolini's foreign policy
124(3)
Italy's relations with other European powers
127(1)
the Corfu crisis of 1923
128(2)
Mussolini -- a man of peace?
130(2)
Mussolini's reaction to the rise of Nazi Germany
132(3)
the Italian invasion of Abyssinia
135(7)
Italian involvement in the Spanish Civil War
142(1)
Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany -- `the brutal friendship'
143(2)
Italy joins the Anti-Comintern Pact
145(1)
the crises over Austria and Czechoslovakia
145(4)
the Pact of Steel of 1939
149(1)
Italian involvement in the Second World War
150(13)
Italy's entry into the war
151(3)
Italy's contribution to the war
154(1)
the Greek fiasco
155(2)
the impact of the war on the Italian people
157(4)
Pope Plus XII and the Holocaust
161(2)
the final stages of the war and the end of Mussolini
163(11)
Mussolini overthrown
164(2)
the Salo Republic
166(2)
Italian resistance to Fascism, 1943-5
168(1)
the end of the war
169(1)
the last days of Benito Mussolini
169(3)
Mussolini's Fascist Italy -- an overview
172(2)
glossary 174(2)
taking it further 176(2)
index 178


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