Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000

Faith and Fascism

Catholic Intellectuals in Italy, 1925–43

Authors: Dagnino, Jorge

  • Offers an in-depth study of the FUCI and its significance to Catholic intellectual ideas
  • Contributes to the historiography of Italy and of Catholic politics in twentieth-century Europe
  • Explores how Catholicism has played a role in European attitudes towards modernisation and modernity, and its relationship with secular powers
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44894-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $85.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44893-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This is a study of the Federazione Universitaria Cattolica Italiana (FUCI) between 1925 and 1943, the organisation of Catholic Action for the university sector. The FUCI is highly significant to the study of Catholic politics and intellectual ideas, as a large proportion of the future Christian Democrats who ruled the country after World War II were formed within the ranks of the federation. In broader terms, this is a contribution to the historiography of Fascist Italy and of Catholic politics and mentalities in Europe in the mid- twentieth century. It sets out to prove the fundamental ideological, political, social and cultural influences of Catholicism on the making of modern Italy and how it was inextricably linked to more secular forces in the shaping of the nation and the challenges faced by an emerging mass society. Furthermore, the book explores the influence exercised by Catholicism on European attitudes towards modernisation and modernity, and how Catholicism has often led the way in the search for a religious alternative modernity that could countervail the perceived deleterious effects of the Western liberal version of modernity.

About the authors

Jorge Dagnino is Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, UK. He is co-editor of the forthcoming edited collection, The New Man in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1919-45.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dagnino, Jorge

    Pages 1-12

  • The FUCI and the Conquest of the Modern World: 1925–1933

    Dagnino, Jorge

    Pages 15-27

  • The Architecture of the City of God: Politics and Society During the Montini-Righetti Era

    Dagnino, Jorge

    Pages 29-43

  • The FUCI and Fascism, 1925–33

    Dagnino, Jorge

    Pages 45-62

  • A Path to Modernity: The Fuci in the 1930s

    Dagnino, Jorge

    Pages 65-86

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44894-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $85.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44893-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Faith and Fascism
Book Subtitle
Catholic Intellectuals in Italy, 1925–43
Authors
Series Title
Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44894-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44894-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44893-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 254
Topics