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Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II

Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II
Sheila Lecoeur

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A 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.

Author Info

Sheila Lecoeur received her PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is Coordinator of Italian in the Humanities Department at Imperial College London.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780769899
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2015
Number of Pages: 272
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: 17 black / white integrated

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