History | H620 2787 Colloq-Mod West European History 3:00-5:00P M BH209 Ipsen
H620 | 2787 | Ipsen C

	Topic: Fascist Italy
	A portion of the above section reserved for majors
	H620: meets with WEUR W605

This course begins with the questions of what is fascism and what is fascist
ideology, considered in a multinational context.  We then move on to the
political, social, and (to a somewhat lesser degree) cultural history of
Fascist Italy.  The course will insofar as possible follow a
political/chronological trajectory from the development of Italian Fascism
as a movement, to its transformation into a political party, to the seizure
of power, the major Fascist social and economic programs, Fascist
imperialism in Libya and Ethiopia, the alliance with Nazi Germany, entrance
into World War II, and finally to defeat and resistance.  Along the way we
shall encounter social issues bearing on class; fascism in the provinces;
fascist virility and its counterpart, namely "model wives and mothers"; the
fascistization of youth and so forth.  Students will be responsible for
weekly readings and several written assignments.  Contact the instructor by
e-mail for a tentative syllabus (cipsen@indiana.edu).