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Author Lyttelton, Adrian, 1937-

Title The seizure of power : fascism in Italy, 1919-1929 / Adrian Lyttelton
Edition Third edition
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2004


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 MELB  320.9450904 Lyt/Sop 2004  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description xvi, 558 pages ; 24 cm
Series Totalitarian movements and political religions
Totalitarian movements and political religions
Contents Back to the future? : coming to terms with Italy's Fascist past -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The crisis of the liberal state -- 3. The rise of the Fascist movement -- 4. The march on Rome -- 5. Mussolini and his allies -- 6. Normalization -- 7. The party and the state (I) -- 8. The party and the state (II) -- 9. Employers and unions -- 10. The Matteotti crisis -- 11. The defeat of the party -- 12. The origins of the corporate state -- 13. The Fascist economy -- 14. Ideology and culture -- 15. Propaganda and education -- 16. The regime -- 17. Afterword -- Map : the Fascist takeover of local power
Summary "The Seizure of Power is a study of Fascism in the country of its origin, Italy. Adrian Lyttelton examines the origins and growth of the Fascist movement, explaining the contribution made by different social groups to its ideology and actions. The stages by which Mussolini achieved his position of absolute power are analysed in detail, and Professor Lyttelton traces the evolution of the Fascist party after 1922." "This is a revised and updated third edition of this classic work of wide-ranging scholarship. Republished and with a new preface by the author, it will be essential reading for all students of Fascism and international history."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Electronic books.
Fascism -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945.
LC no. 2004050217
ISBN 0714654736 hardback