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Italian and Italian American Studies

Mussolini 1883-1915

Triumph and Transformation of a Revolutionary Socialist

Editors: Di Scala, Spencer M., Gentile, Emilio (Eds.)

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  • Explores Mussolini’s socialist origins and attempts to understand his political journey to fascism by emphasizing his youthful political ideals
  • Presents interpretations of the first phase of his political career that are free of the polemics that frequently characterize past writings 
  • Examines Mussolini’s life before fascism, which has been neglected or distorted
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This book describes Mussolini’s little-known radical ideology, including his activities in Switzerland, relationship with revolutionary syndicalism, and radical journalism. It provides an in-depth treatment of the young Benito Mussolini as a revolutionary Socialist and describes the political maneuverings that took a major European Socialist party by storm before the First World War. It explains the process of how he came to dominate Italian Socialism until the crisis caused by Italy’s intervention in World War I. It illuminates Mussolini’s leadership qualities and his rise to leader of the Italian Socialist Party.

About the authors

Spencer M. Di Scala is Professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern Italian and European history.  He has won awards for his scholarship, held Fulbright Fellowships and visiting professorships at Italian universities, and has published groundbreaking books in twentieth century European history.


Emilio Gentile is an award-winning Professor Emeritus at the University of Rome and has been visiting professor at several American universities.  He has published fundamental works in the history of Italian Fascism and has led the field in researching the theme of politics as a secular religion.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53487-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53486-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mussolini 1883-1915
Book Subtitle
Triumph and Transformation of a Revolutionary Socialist
Editors
  • Spencer M. Di Scala
  • Emilio Gentile
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53487-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53487-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53486-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 309
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