Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean

Remembering Fascism's Empire
Author(s): 
Doumanis, Nicholas
ISBN: 
0333682327
Date published: 
June 1997
Hardback
Price: 
£42.50
Pages: 
256

This book examines the relationship between coloniser and colonised among the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands between 1912 and 1943, and is based on an oral history project conducted between 1990 and 1995. Italian power is described as having been negotiated, resisted and modified by locals, who admired many aspects of Italian rule without according the regime any legitimacy. This ethnographic history challenges standard views on Italian colonialism and Greek nationalism, and reflects on contemporary questions regarding historical memory, political culture and social identity.