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Author Levis Sullam, Simon, author.

Title Giuseppe Mazzini and the origins of fascism [electronic resource] / Simon Levis Sullam.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Apostolo a brandelli. English
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
Series Italian and Italian American studies
Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-193) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Appropriation of Mazzini and the Crisis of Italian Democracy -- 1. Giuseppe Mazzini and the Religion of the Nation -- 2. From Poetry to Prose -- 3. Mazzini in the New Century -- 4. The Nation's Duties between War and Postwar -- 5. Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Religion of the Nation -- Conclusion: A Religion of the Nation without a Civil Religion -- Afterword: Mazzini, the Risorgimento, and the Origins of Fascism.
Summary "In this controversial and groundbreaking study, Simon Levis Sullam proposes a compelling reinterpretation of the political thought of one Italy's founding fathers, Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), and suggests a new approach to understanding the origins of fascist ideology. Specifically, he sheds much-needed light on the continuity between nineteenth-century Italian nationalism and fascism. By providing for the first time an in-depth analysis of the religious aspects of Mazzini's nationalism (which has generally been categorized by historians as liberal and democratic), Sullam identifies its authoritarian and potentially anti-democratic components and trace their influence on the rise of conservative and fascist politics in Italy. As he demonstrates, the absence of a civil religion from the process of Italian national identity formation, in concert with the Risorgimento's relatively weak democratic tradition, was a critical factor in the evolution of right-wing ideology in the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Language notes Translated from the Italian.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872 -- Political and social views.
Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872 -- Influence.
Fascism -- Italy -- History.
Nationalism -- Italy -- Religious aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Civil religion -- Italy -- History -- 19th century.
Democracy -- Italy -- History -- 19th century.
Revolutionaries -- Italy -- Biography.
Statesmen -- Italy -- Biography.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1815-1870.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1914-1945.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1137514590