Tourist Planning in Fascist Italy and the Limits of a Totalitarian Culture

@article{Bosworth1997TouristPI,
  title={Tourist Planning in Fascist Italy and the Limits of a Totalitarian Culture},
  author={Richard J. B. Bosworth},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
  • R. Bosworth
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Art
  • Contemporary European History
The historiography of Italian fascism has reached a curious pass. Once, especially in the English-language world, all was dominated by the study of politics, diplomacy and war. Moreover, these studies were automatically ‘intentionalist’ in their interpretation. For Denis Mack Smith as, ironically, for Renzo De Felice, it did not seem possible to think of the period from 1922 to 1945 except as ‘Mussolini's Italy’; any analysis of fascist Italy could not depart far from the dominant and… 
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