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Geopolitica: the 'geographical and imperial consciousness' of fascist Italy

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posted on 21.10.2014, 09:02 authored by Marco AntonsichMarco Antonsich
Very few contributions have been published in English on the Italian geopolitical tradition of the interwar years. This is rather surprising, given the fact that, after Geopolitik, Italian geopolitics was one of the largest and most significant in Europe. This article aims to fill this void, by offering a detailed and critical investigation into this intellectual production. Although the article traces the origins of Italian geopolitics back to the 1920s, its main focus is on Geopolitica (1939-9142), the journal which, more than any others, embodied the attempts to give Italy its own geopolitics. Despite its ambitious proposal to become the ‘imperial-geographical consciousness’ of the Fascist regime, Geopolitica remained largely confined within the circle of academic geography and ultimately also failed to influence the development of Italian geographical tradition.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Geopolitics

Volume

14

Issue

2

Pages

256 - 277

Citation

ANTONSICH, M., 2009. Geopolitica: the 'geographical and imperial consciousness' of fascist Italy. Geopolitics, 14 (2), pp.256-277.

Publisher

Routledge (© Taylor & Francis Group)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2009

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Geopolitics on 29th April 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14650040802578708.

ISSN

1465-0045

eISSN

1557-3028

Language

en

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