Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: Comparisons and Contrasts

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Richard Bessel, Professor of Twentieth-Century History Richard Bessel, University of Cambridge
Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 1996 - History - 242 pages
Can Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany be compared? This collaborative volume explores the parallels and contrasts between the two regimes. Its ten essays examine the rise of the Fascist and Nazi movements; the relation of the regimes to workers, women, and war; and how the regimes may be viewed in a long-term perspective. The essays take stock of recent research, advance fresh theories about the histories of Nazism and Fascism, and provide a basis for informed comparison of two regimes central to twentieth-century history.
 

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Contents

Notes on the contributors
ix
Preface
xii
List of abbreviations
xiii
Italy Germany and fascism
1
The crisis of bourgeois society and the origins of Fascism
12
The crisis of bourgeois society in interwar Germany
23
Italian workers and Italian Fascism
40
Whatever was the attitude of German workers? Reflections on recent interpretations
61
The value of marriage for the Volksgemeinschaft policies towards women and marriage under National Socialism
94
Expansionist zeal fighting power and staying power in the Italian and German dictatorships
113
Restorative elites German society and the Nazi pursuit of war
134
From Fascism to postFascists Italian roads to modernity
165
National Socialism and modernisation
197
Suggestions for further reading
230
Index
232
Copyright

Women in Fascist Italy
78

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