Mussolini in Ethiopia, 1919-1935: The Origins of Fascist Italy's African War

Mussolini in Ethiopia, 1919-1935: The Origins of Fascist Italy's African War

By: Robert Mallett (author)Hardback

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Mussolini in Ethiopia, 1919-1935 looks in detail at the evolution of the Italian Fascist regime's colonial policy within the context of European politics and the rise to power of German National Socialism. It delves into the tortuous nature of relations between the National Fascist Party and the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), while demonstrating how, ultimately, a Hitler-led Germany proved the best mechanism for overseas Italian expansion in East Africa. The book assesses the emergence of an ideologically driven Fascist colonial policy from 1931 onwards and how this eventually culminated in a serious clash of interests with the British Empire. Benito Mussolini's successful flouting of the League of Nations' authority heralded a new dark era in world politics and continues to have its resonance in today's world.

About Author

Robert Mallett is an experienced academic researcher and author of six books on Fascist foreign and strategic policy, ideology, and political religion theory. He has researched and taught at City University of New York, the University of the West of England, Bristol, and the Universities of Hanyang, Seoul, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Rome La Sapienza and Wisconsin, Madison, as well as the United States Naval Academy. He founded and edited the political science journal and book series Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions (now Politics, Religion and Ideology) and has organized major international conferences in the United States, South Korea, Italy, and the United Kingdom. He has appeared on various radio and television programs.


1. Post-war realities: Italy 1919; 2. A mutilated peace: Italy, 1919-29; 3. The impending war of revenge: Europe and Africa, 1932; 4. Containing the Fuhrer: 1933-4; 5. Achieving an empire: 1934-5; 6. Darkening waters: January-May 1935; 7. Facing down the British: May-July 1935; 8. Battle lines: August-October 1935.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107090439
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 234
  • ID: 9781107090439
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 1107090431

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