Mussolini's Greek Island
Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II
By (author) Sheila Lecoeur
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Mussolini's Greek Island by Sheila Lecoeur
Book DescriptionA powerful and unique study of the realities and long-term impact of occupation, "Mussolini's Greek Island" reveals the Italian dictator's imperial vision, the mechanisms of Italian occupation and its tragic consequences. The small island of Syros is a vital entry-point illuminating Italian imperialism - its ethos, fascist connection, pretension and administrative achievements, marred by famine. Here Lecoeur examines the devastating effects of war and occupation on the local community - starvation, corruption and survival - and, drawing on local archives and interviews with survivors, offers new insight into this crucial but little known episode. Enriching our understanding of Mussolini's hegemonic visions and the mechanisms of occupation, a key issue of our times, this path-breaking book will appeal to scholars of fascism, World War II and military occupation in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845116705
(216mm x 134mm x 28mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheila Lecoeur
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Author Biography - Sheila Lecoeur
Sheila Lecoeur received her PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London and is Coordinator of Italian in the Humanities Department at Imperial College London.
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