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Never give in : the Italian Resistance and politics

Author: Alastair Davidson; Steve Wright
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1998.
Series: Studies in modern European history, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For a half century, the experience of Resistance has formed a central reference point within the world of Italian politics and culture. The essays that make up "Never Give In" offer a critical assessment both of that legacy and some of the major political forces that have laid claim to it. At the same time, the authors of these essays argue that the Resistance continues as more than simply nostalgia.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Never give in.
New York : P. Lang, ©1998
(OCoLC)607066215
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Davidson; Steve Wright
ISBN: 0820431494 9780820431499
OCLC Number: 34282629
Description: 122 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Alastair Davidson --
2. The Moral and Religious Significance of the Resistance / V.G. Venturini --
3. Communists and the Italian Resistance / Alastair Davidson --
4. The Aborted Italian Revolution of July 1948 / Tom Behan --
5. Missed Opportunities --
New Left Readings of the Italian Resistance / Steve Wright --
6. "In order to be considered we must first have fought": Women in the Italian Resistance / Mirna Cicioni --
7. Conclusion --
The Political Legacy of Resistance / Alastair Davidson.
Series Title: Studies in modern European history, v. 22.
Responsibility: edited by Alastair Davidson & Steve Wright.

Abstract:

For a half century, the experience of Resistance has formed a central reference point within the world of Italian politics and culture. The essays that make up "Never Give In" offer a critical assessment both of that legacy and some of the major political forces that have laid claim to it. At the same time, the authors of these essays argue that the Resistance continues as more than simply nostalgia.

In each of their historiographical revisions, they also show - even in the much more complicated and less heroic accounts of what happened - a continuing ethic, a way of being and acting politically that is of abiding relevance.

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