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  • The Rise of Italian Fascism (Responding to Fascism Vol 6)by A Rossi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    First published in English in 1938 this book gives an account of Italian history in the years immediately following the first world war, culminating in the triumph of Mussolini. Arguing that Mussolini succeeded because he was much more ruthless than his opponents, he concludes that this is something that must be learnt from: ?in point of material... more...

  • Desiring Italyby Susan Cahill

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Under the spell of la dolce vita . . . For centuries Italy has been many things to many people. In this brilliant anthology and traveler's companion, twenty-eight first-rate women writers reveal why the land that is the heart and soul of European civilization is so seductive to women. Kate Simon walks us through a Siena filled with surprises... more...

  • Renaissance Civic Humanismby James Hankins

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    The evolution of republican concepts compared to medieval and early modern traditions of political thought. more...

  • People and Identity in Ostrogothic Italy, 489?554by Patrick Amory

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 66.00

    A new view of the Goths of Italy, challenging racist, nationalist assumptions about barbarian groups. more...

  • The Failure of Italian Nationhoodby Manlio Graziano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This book provides a political, economic, sociological, and cultural history of Italy that looks at its difficulties with the task of nation-building. more...

  • Head Over Heelby Chris Harrison

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 17.95

    A vivid journey into the heart of southern Italy, introducing us along the way to a cast of eccentric characters. more...

  • Tra Cartagine e Romaby Salvatore De Vincenzo

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00

    This work investigates the Carthaginian territories in Sicily from the period of Punic settlement of the western portion of the island in the 6th century BC through the creation of the Roman province and the Augustan administration. It analyzes fundamental questions regarding the Punic and Roman presence in Sicily. Specific areas of emphasis include... more...

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

    Enigma Books 2005; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Il Duce and His Womenby Roberto Olla; Stephen Parkin

    Alma Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The first biography to offer insights into Mussolini's private life, with a particular focus on his attitude toward women and his relationships with many mistresses, enriched by first-hand documents and previously unpublished photographs The figure of Benito Mussolini looms large as one of the most influential during the first half of the 20th... more...

  • In the Society of Fascistsby Giulia Albanese; Roberta Pergher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This work seeks to take a fresh look at the contentious question of the longevity and popularity of Mussolini's regime in Italy. In particular, it draws upon new research to challenge what has been the most influential paradigm over the last couple of decades, namely, the interpretation of Italian fascism as a consensual dictatorship. more...