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Fascism's European Empire Italian Occupation During the Second World War

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ISBN-10: 0521845157

ISBN-13: 9780521845151

Edition: 2006

Authors: Davide Rodogno, Adrian Belton, Peter Baldwin, Christopher Clark, James B. Collins

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A controversial reappraisal of the Italian occupation of the Mediterranean during the Second World War which Davide Rodogno examines for the first time within the framework of fascist imperial ambitions. He focuses on the European territories annexed and occupied by Italy between 1940 and 1943: metropolitan France, Corsica, Slovenia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Western Macedonia, and mainland and insular Greece. He explores Italy's plans for Mediterranean expansion, its relationship with Germany, economic exploitation, the forced 'Italianisation' of the annexed territories, collaboration, repression, and Italian policies towards refugees and Jews. He also compares Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany through their dreams of imperial conquest, the role of racism and anti-Semitism, and the 'fascistization' of the Italian Army. Based on largely unpublished sources, this is a groundbreaking contribution to genocide, resistance, war crimes and occupation studies as well as to the history of the Second World War more generally.
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Book details

List price: $156.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 562
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288

Davide Rodogno is Associate Professor of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. His publications include Fascisma??s European Empire (2005) and Against Massacre (2011).

List of illustrations
List of maps
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Note on the translation
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Time of Idiocy:
Prologue: The conquered territories
Italo-German relations in Mediterranean Europe
From the Axis to the alliance with Germany
From the Pact of Steel to the end of the parallel war
The fear of Germany: the Fascists' perception of the Nazis
The New Mediterranean Order
The right to found an empire: the new civilization and Fascism's civilizing mission
Organization of the spazio vitale: the new order
The new economic order in the European territories of the imperial community
Albania and the colonial experience as blueprints for construction of the new order
The inhabitants of the imperial community
The discrepancy between Fascism's plans for domination and actual occupation
The territories annexed
Mussolini, the civil and military authorities and the co-ordination of occupation policies
Mussolini's role
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Italian Commission for Armistice with France
The administrative structures of the annexed territories: civil commissions, governorates and high commissions
The PNF
The civil and military courts
The Banca d'Italia
The Regio Esercito
Poer conflicts
The conquerors
The aristocracy of the new civilization and the civilizing mission
The leaders of the revolution and the empire
The honour code of the Italian officer
The morale of the soldiers
Perceptions and relationships between conquerors and the conquered
The everyday lives of the conquerors and the impact on occupation policies
Relations with the German soldiers
Relations with the occupied countries
Croatia, an occupied ally
Greece
France
Economic valorization and the exploitation of the occupied territories
Long-term plans: 'valorization' of the imperial community
Short-term exploitation of the occupied territories
Greece
Croatia
France
The forced Italianization of the new provinces
Ascertaining eligibility for citizenship, denationalization, Fascistization and colonization
The Fascist economy in the annexed provinces
The forced Albanianization of the provinces of Kosovo and Debar
Collaboration
Collaboration in the annexed territories: Slovenia and Dalmatia
Croatia
Montenegro
Greece
France
Repression
The civilian internment camps: their locations and inmates
Notes on the camps for former Yugoslavian civilians: the concentration camp on the island of Arbe (Rab)
Notes on other civilian internment camps in the territories militarily occupied by the Second Army
The Italian concentration camps in Montenegro, Albania, Greece and France
Policy towards refugees and Jews
The refugee question
Italian policies towards Jews
The militarily occupied territories
Italiani brava gente?
Epilogue
Appendix
Archival sources
Bibliography
Index