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Italy's Sea: Empire and Nation in the Mediterranean, 1895-1945

Valerie McGuire


Enriching the metropole-colony frame that has tended to dominate studies of European colonial empire, this book assumes a transnational approach to modern Italy and establishes how Italy’s national project and history of nationalism was intimately bound up with the fantasy—and then reality during the fascist period—of an empire in the Mediterranean. Although largely forgotten in both Italy and Greece, Italian imperial rule in the Dodecanese islands tells the story of the making of modern Europe at its margins. Unlike other studies of Italian colonialism, that emphasize Mussolini’s creation of ... More

Keywords: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Mediterranean, Migration, Diaspora, Nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781800348004
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie McGuire, author