The Third Rome, 1922-43: The Making of the Fascist Capital

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Springer, Jul 29, 2014 - History - 324 pages
What kind of city was the Fascist 'third Rome'? Imagined and real, rooted in the past and announcing a new, 'revolutionary' future, Fascist Rome was imagined both as the ideal city and as the sacred centre of a universal political religion. Kallis explores this through a journey across the sites, monuments, and buildings of the fascist capital.

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The Fascist Conquest of Rome
Architecture and Urban Eutopia
Framing the Ancient Imperial City
Fascism and the City of the Popes
The Quest for Signature Buildings
Building for Grandeur and Necessity
Exhibitions as Heterotopias
Rome and the Dream of Fascist Universalism

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Aristotle Kallis is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on the study of European fascism/the extreme right, interwar modernism, and mass violence. His principal publications include Genocide and Fascism (2009), Nazi Propaganda in the Second World War (2005), and The Fascism Reader (2003).

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