The past in a black shirt: Fascism and history

Journal title PASSATO E PRESENTE
Author/s Massimo Baioni
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/117 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 135-140 File size 69 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2022-117009
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The review analyses the essays included in the volume Il fascismo e la storia, published by Edizioni della Scuola Normale di Pisa, 2020. From antiquity to the Middle Ages, from the French Revolution to the Risorgimento and the Great War, every era of the past was used by Fascism to legitimise its place in the present and to project into the future the new essentially Fascist identity of the Italians. This is a thematic perspective that allows us to explore Fascism’s conception of history, as well as the various positions within its ideological and cultural universe.

Keywords: Italian Fascism, Public use of history, Nationalization of the Masses

Massimo Baioni, Il passato in camicia nera: il fascismo e la storia in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 117/2022, pp 135-140, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2022-117009