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Giuseppe Finaldi

Dr Giuseppe Finaldi

Senior Lecturer

Contact details
The University of Western Australia (M208)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 1638
+61 8 6488 1069
Room 2.02, Arts Building, Perth campus
BSc L.S.E., MA Lond., PhD European Univ. Inst., Florence
Born in London, Giuseppe Finaldi studied history at the London School of Economics, University College London and the European University Institute. He came to UWA as a lecturer in 2004 and teaches and researches modern European history.
Key research
Italian history 19th-20th centuries.
Italian colonial history
Fascism and Nazism
British history
History of Psychiatry
Cinema and History
A History of Italian Colonialism, 1860-1907: Europe's Last Empire, (Oxford: Routledge, 2017)

with Daniela Baratieri and Mark Edele, eds. Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories, (London: Routledge, 2013).

Italian National Identity in the Scramble for Africa, Italy’s African Wars in the Era of Nation-building, 1870-1900, (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009).

Mussolini and Italian Fascism, (London: Pearson, 2008).

With Richard Bosworth, ‘The Italian Empire’ in Empires at War ed. Robert Gerwarth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

“The Italian Empire,” in The Cult of the Duce: Mussolini and the Italians from 1914 to the Present, eds. Christopher Duggan, Stephen Gundle and Giuliana Pieri (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013).

“Blueblood and Blacksmith: A Comparative Study of Churchill’s and Mussolini’s Speeches”, in Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories, eds. Daniela Baratieri, Mark Edele and Giuseppe Finaldi279 (New York: Routledge, 2013).

“The Italian Massacre of civilians in Addis Ababa March 1935,” in Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, eds Philip Dwyer and Lyndall Ryan, (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2012).

“Italy, Liberalism and the Age of Empire,” in Liberal Imperialism: an Anthology, ed. Matt Fitzpatrick (London, Palgrave, 2012).

“Asmara: world heritage or Fascist legacy?” in Forme del politico tra Ottocento e Novecento, ed. Emanuel Betta, Daniela Cagliotti and Elena Papadia, (Rome: Viella, 2012).

“The Peasants did not Think of Africa: Empire and the Italian State’s Pursuit of Legitimacy, 1871-1945,” in European Empire and the People, ed. John MacKenzie, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011).

“Ascesa e trionfo di Menelik,” in Gli Italiani in Guerra, Conflitti, identità, memorie dal Risorgimento ai nostri giorni vol.2, ed. Isnenghi Mario, (Turin: UTET, 2009).
An Age of Violence: the Modern World
Britain in the 20th Century
Hitler the Holocaust and the Historians
Restaging the Past: CInema and the Practice of History
Madness and Modernity: Psychiatry and History
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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