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  • The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940by Robert Mallett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This book argues that the Duce's aggressive war against the predominant Mediterranean powers, Britain and France, was the only means whereby Italy might secure access to the world's oceans. more...

  • Mussolini and Italian Fascismby Giuseppe Finaldi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Fascism was one of the defining experiences of the European 20th Century. Within it many of the economic, political, social and cultural contradictions that had been brewing in the unprecedented transformation that European society underwent in the 19th and early 20th century came to a head. Mussolini, the man who most fashioned Italian Fascism, dramatically... more...

  • Dionysius I of Syracuse and Greek Tyrannyby Lionel Jehuda Sanders

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Professor Sanders? full-length study of Dionysius I, one of the most powerful figures of fourth-century BC Greece, is the first to appear in English, and marks an important reassessment of the ?tyrant? of Syracuse. Dionysius I regularly appears in the surviving historical accounts as a tyrant in the worst ? modern ? sense of the word: cruelty,... more...

  • Origins of the Italian Wars of Independence, Theby Frank J. Coppa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This title focuses on the "Risorgimento", the movement that led to the unification of Italy as a single kingdom. The Italian Wars of Independence were a sequence of three separate conflicts, taking place in 1848-49, 1859 and 1866. This volume examines the role of the major powers outside Italy in these conflicts, particularly France, Austria, Great... more...

  • Italy in the Seventeenth Centuryby Domenico Sella

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    In his comprehensive overview of 17th century Italy, Professor Sella challenges the old view that Italy was in general decline, instead he shows it to have been a time of sharp contrasts and shifts in fortune. He starts with a balanced and critical analysis of political developments (placing the Italian states in their wider European context) before... more...

  • Italy 1530-1630by Eric Cochrane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This book covers one of the more obscure periods of Italian history. What we know of it is presented almost always pejoratively: an unrelieved tale of political absolution, rural refeudalisation, economic crisis, religious repression and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in this important new survey Eric Cochrane... more...

  • The Essential Mae Brussellby Mae Brussell; Alex Constantine; Paul Krassner

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.95

    Fascinating research from the woman who inspired an entire generation of anti-Fascist conspiratorial investigations. more...

  • The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italyby Derek Beales; Eugenio F. Biagini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This book introduces the reader to the relationship between the Italian national movement, achieved by the Risorgimento, and the Italian unification in 1860. These themes are discussed in detail and related to the broader European theatre. Covering the literary, cultural, religious and political history of the period, Beales and Biagini show Italy... more...

  • Italy Since 1800by Roger Abaslom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Since unification, Italy has grown from a backward agrarian society into one of the world's leading industrial powers. Yet her history exhibits spectacular disunities, inconsistencies and paradoxes. Dominated by political Catholicism, she has also been home to Fascism, the mafia, and the largest Communist movement outside the Eastern Bloc. Her politics... more...

  • The Origins of Fascist Ideology 1918-1925by Emilio Gentile

    Enigma Books 2005; US$ 18.00

    The masterwork by Gentile fills a broad gap in the understanding of the origins of a major political movement of the 20th Century: fascism. This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development and initial success of fascism as it originated in Italy right after the First World War. the author traces each major influence and gives us... more...