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    Jeffrey T. Schnapp(Editor)

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"A Primer of Italian Fascism" makes available for the first time in English translation the key documents pertaining to one of our century's defining mass political movements. Whereas existing anthologies survey Fascist writings in a multiplicity of national settings, "A Primer of Italian Fascism" opts for a tightly focused, in-depth approach that emphasises the development of Fascist ideology in the country of its birth. Historically speaking, Italian Fascism was the original Fascism. The model for subsequent movements including Nazism, Falangism, and Integralism, Italian Fascism set out to define a "third way" to modernisation known as "corporatism"."A Primer of Italian Fascism" situates the rise and fall of corporatist ideals within the framework of the actual history of Mussolini's movement and regime. It includes not only classic doctrinal statements such as Mussolini's "Foundations and Doctrine of Fascism" and writings by corporatist theorists such as Bottai, Pellizzi, Rocco, and Spirito, but also an array of fundamental political and juridical documents, including the party platforms adopted by the Fascist combat brigades, the 1938 Manifesto of Race, the 1940 Manifesto of Verona, and the Fascist labour and school charters. By making available such an extensive array of source texts, "A Primer of Italian Fascism" aims to open up for the English reader a more complex and complete vision of Fascism, both in Italy and beyond. Jeffrey T. Schnapp is Rosina Pierotti Chair of Italian Literature at Stanford University and the author of several books, including "Staging Fascism: 18 BL and the Theater for Masses".

"Read in conjunction with [Italian Fascism/A Primer of Italian Fascism] these two books fulfil a double role. First they provide a balanced survey of the nature and doctrines of Fascism. Yet just as important is the light they throw upon Italian institutions and the working of the Italian mind.Alexander De Grand, who is Professor of History at North Carolina State University, disagrees with some other contemporary scholars in that he sees Fascism as a bourgeois response to the challenge of proletarian revolution. The issues are involved.The material needed to unravel them is provided by "A Primer of Italian Fascism". It makes available, in many cases for the first time in English translation, the key documents on Fascism."-- Rivista, Summer 2000

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  • PDF | 326 pages
  • Jeffrey T. Schnapp(Editor)
  • University of Nebraska Press (24 May 1999)
  • English
  • 7
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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