Italy

A Century of Fascism

Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly what it was.

Rome, Zombie City

Surveying history’s various attempts to rehydrate Rome’s ‘desiccated corpse’.

Sun and Stone

A new cultural history of Sicily, the key to the Mediterranean.

Fiume for Fiumians

The multi-layered complexity of ‘Europe’s smallest successor state’ between 1918 and 1921.

Escape from Vesuvius

In October 1943 the Allies liberated the area around the infamous volcano in the Bay of Naples. Its sudden eruption in March 1944, as war in Italy raged, stretched the resources of the combined services to the limit. What followed was an exemplary emergency operation.