This article aims to explore the interplay between religion and political radicalism in Europe by focusing on the case of Italian ‘White Leagues’ (Catholic trade unions) in the interwar period. Interest in this movement stems partly from the opinion that the understanding of politics in early twentieth-century Europe has often been distorted by the historiographical focus on the political polarisation between communism and fascism, which has led to the neglect of the complex ideological area in between. The article will focus in particular on the main organiser of the peasant ‘White’ unions in Italy, Guido Miglioli. He developed a network of political contacts across Europe with the aim of resuscitating the anti-fascist struggle in Italy and launching a campaign for the liberation of the peasantry. This was to be achieved through a European peasant International that would draw from the Soviet example while maintaining its Christian roots.
|Titolo:||With Rome and with Moscow : Italian Catholic Communism and the anti-Fascist exile|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-STO/04 - Storia Contemporanea|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1017/S0960777316000448|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|