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Author Belco, Victoria, 1952-

Title War, massacre, and recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 / Victoria C. Belco

Publ Info Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  DG572 .B37 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 574 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Series Toronto Italian studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [513]-537) and index
Contents Introduction: from war to peace -- Situating the villages -- Italy at war -- Variations on a massacre -- Completing the disintegration -- Life with the Allies -- True victims and the truly needy -- Restitution, reparations, and rewards -- Restoring the community -- Rebuilding the commune -- Private property, public good, and the housing crisis -- Mezzadria struggle and social change: the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' -- Unemployment -- Pure politics -- Honouring the dead -- Conclusion: after war and massacre
Note "The Second World War wreaked unprecedented devastation throughout Europe, necessitating monumental reconstruction efforts that burdened not only governments, but the lives of ordinary citizens. War, Massacre, and Recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 examines this transitional period in the province of Arezzo by detailing the daily experiences of civilians through the traumas of war and the difficulties of recovery
Studying the aftermath of war in a new and insightful way, Victoria C. Belco shifts the perspective from the national to the local level. With this localized focus, she provides valuable insight into the ways in which civilians coped with an overwhelming range of problems - from adjusting to Allied occupation and widespread displacement to rampant unemployment and the restructuring of local administrations and institutions after fascism. Recreating the post-war atmosphere of disorder, need, and political upheaval, Belco shows how the competing community interests caused social fragmentations that impeded change, while the unity of a shared past prevented civil war."--pub. desc
LC subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Italy, Central
Civilians in war -- Italy, Central -- History -- 20th century
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Italy -- Citizen participation
Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945
Italy -- History -- 1945-1976
ISBN 9780802093141 (bound)
0802093140 (bound)