Liberal and Fascist Italy: 1900-1945

Paperback | April 1, 2002

EditorAdrian Lyttelton

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The period from 1900 to 1945 was one of the most dramatic in Italian history. It embraced two world wars, the crisis of the liberal state, and the advent of a new form of dictatorship destined to leave an imprint on the whole history of Europe. It was also a period in which Italian economy andsociety began to undergo that process of transformation which led to the modern, industrialized Italy of today. Italian writers and artists responded creatively to change and the contribution to European culture of such figures as Croce, Gramsci, D'Annunzio, Pirandello, De Chirico, or the Futuristswas one of primary importance. This volume discusses these developments in depth, paying particular attention to the social and moral conflicts resulting from modernization, war, and the impact of the totalitarian experiment of Fascism. The interaction between foreign and domestic policy is also explored. The final chapterconsiders three strands of cultural life: visual arts, literature, and social thought.

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The period from 1900 to 1945 was one of the most dramatic in Italian history. It embraced two world wars, the crisis of the liberal state, and the advent of a new form of dictatorship destined to leave an imprint on the whole history of Europe. It was also a period in which Italian economy andsociety began to undergo that process of tr...

Adrian Lyttelton is Adjunct Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University Center, Bologna. He has also lectured at the University of Pisa, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Reading, and is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and All Souls College, Oxford. His publications include The Seizure of Power: F...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.66 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Adrian Lyttelton: Introduction1. Paul Corner: State and society2. Alice A. Kelikian: Church, state, and Catholicism3. Marcello De Cecco: The economy4. Thomas Row: Italy and the crisis of the international order5. MacGregor Knox: Fascist Ideology, foreign policy, and war6. Emile Gentile: The totalitarian experiment7. Bruno Wanrooij: Modernization and daily life8. Emily Braun: The visual arts9. John Woodhouse: Literature10. Richard Bellamy: Social and political thoughtAdrian Lyttelton: ConclusionMapsFurther ReadingChronology