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The Resource Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933–1940, by Robert Mallett, (electronic resource)

Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933–1940, by Robert Mallett, (electronic resource)

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Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933–1940
Title
Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933–1940
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by Robert Mallett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The true nature of Mussolini's foreign policy during the late interwar period has been the subject of considerable controversy. Was Mussolini in reality pro-British, even as late as June 1940; or was his international policy more sinister and based on conquering a Fascist empire in North Africa and the Middle East? Robert Mallett makes use of much new archival evidence in order to answer this riddle of interwar history. Mallett argues that Mussolini had harboured imperial designs in the Mediterranean and Red Sea from as early as 1919, but that not until 1933, with the rise of Hitler, was it possible for Fascist Italy to pursue a programme of territorial expansion. Previously unpublished material also casts new light on the Nazi-Fascist relationship, revealing it to be at times paranoid, acrimonious and duplicitous on both sides. Although the book focuses on Italian policy, it provides an important reassessment of the Ethiopian Crisis, the Spanish Civil War, the Austro-German Anschluss, Munich and the run up to the Second World War. Mallett shows that it is erroneous to place excessive emphasis on the role of Adolf Hitler in subverting the interwar international order, and demonstrates that Mussolini was heavily implicated in the global conflict that erupted in September 1939.--
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Mallett, Robert
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
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Europe-History
Label
Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933–1940, by Robert Mallett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-3774-2
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online resource
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Contents
Acknowledgements -- Contrasting Interpretations of Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War -- A Tortuous Landscape -- A New Alignment -- The Holy War -- Cementing the Bond -- A Brutal Friendship -- Passi Romani -- 'Not a Diaphragm, but an Axis' -- 'The Vital Need for Empire' -- The Climacteric -- Commitments -- Conclusion -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-4039-3774-2
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 266 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781403937742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55498034
Label
Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933–1940, by Robert Mallett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-3774-2
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Contrasting Interpretations of Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War -- A Tortuous Landscape -- A New Alignment -- The Holy War -- Cementing the Bond -- A Brutal Friendship -- Passi Romani -- 'Not a Diaphragm, but an Axis' -- 'The Vital Need for Empire' -- The Climacteric -- Commitments -- Conclusion -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-4039-3774-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 266 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781403937742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55498034

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