Within the wider attempt to transform Italian communities abroad into Fascist colonies, the Italian Fasci Abroad sought to build nationalist propaganda in the Mediterranean. The irredentist activities and the propaganda of the Fasci in Malta alarmed the British governors on the island, the British government and MI5. This article analyses the cultural conflict organised in Maltese schools, bookshops and universities by the Italian nationalists against the British protectorate–a conflict the British suspected could be followed by military activity, in particular when Italy began building its empire in Ethiopia. The nationalist offensive was supported in the 1920s and, more vigorously, in the 1930s by the Fasci, the Italian consulate on the island and, ultimately, the Italian government. Not even the Second World War and the bombing of Malta by the Italian air force concluded the conflict between Italian and British imperialism on the island.
The Northern Dominator and the Mare Nostrum : Fascist Italy’s Cultural War in Malta / C. Baldoli. - In: MODERN ITALY. - ISSN 1353-2944. - 13:1(2008), pp. 5-20.
|Titolo:||The Northern Dominator and the Mare Nostrum : Fascist Italy’s Cultural War in Malta|
|Parole Chiave:||Italian fascism; Malta; British imperialism; Catholic religion|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-STO/04 - Storia Contemporanea|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13532940701765890|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|