Muted violence: Italian war crimes in occupied Greece

  title={Muted violence: Italian war crimes in occupied Greece},
  author={Lidia Santarelli},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  pages={280 - 299}
  • L. Santarelli
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Italian Studies
This article considers the myth of Italians as ‘good people’ that has dominated post-war historiography as well as the public and institutional discourse, and analyses the connection between the judiciary paradigm and the historical narrative of the Second World War. It presents an account of Italian war crimes in occupied Greece and suggests a possible interpretation regarding the military violence towards the civilian population. War crimes are considered within the context of the general… 
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