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Everyday Life in Fascist Venice, 1929-40 Hardcover – 4 May 2012

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (4 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230232868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230232860
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book explores the day-to-day 'lived experience' of fascism in Venice during the 1930s

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KATE FERRIS Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of St Andrews, UK, with research and teaching interests in modern Italian and Spanish history.

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Paul Corner recently stressed that despite national rhetoric in Fascism, Fascist Italy remained a myriad of diverse localities each led by local chiefs The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy. Kate Ferris' Everyday Life in Fascist Venice, 1929-40 refines both Renzo De Felice's general idea that the Ethiopian War was the height of the dictatorship's consensus Mussolini il duce. Gli anni del consenso 1929-1936, and Emilio Gentile's assertion that the regime's attempt to "sacralise " politics, instilling a sense of faith, love and spiritual devotion, which with the apparatus of the Roman Catholicism helped bind the population in faithful, devotion to Mussolini and the state Politics as ReligionThe Sacralization of Politics in Fascist Italy. In a historical city tourist stage-set projecting the new disciplined image of Fascism to a global audience, the study of Venice also tests the consent-dissent of the locals to the "brutal" regime.Read more ›
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