Department of History

Dr Toby Abse

Position held:
Lecturer, Senior Tutor

+44 (0)20 7919 7204

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Office hours:
Wednesday 12-1pm
Richard Hoggart Building, Room 284

Academic qualifications

BA, Cambridge, 1978
PhD, Cambridge, 1983
Thesis entitled 'The Political Struggle in Livorno, 1918-1922: The Rise of Fascism in a Socialist Stronghold.'



First year
Dictators, War and Revolution

Second and third year
France Since 1870: Fascism, Communism and Democracy
Germany Since 1870: Nationalism Versus Democracy

Italian Terrorism in the 20th Century

Research interests

My research interests include Italian fascism, Italian Communism, Italian labour history and recent developments in Italian politics.

Selected publications

Number of items: 4.

Book Section

Abse, Toby. 2007. The Moro Affair: Interpretations and Consequences. In: S. Gundle and L. Rinaldi, eds. Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy Transformations in Society and Culture. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 89-100. ISBN 1403983917 [Book Section]

Abse, Toby. 2006. Catholic-Jewish Relations in Italy from Unification to the Second Vatican Council (1870-1965). In: Philip J. Broadhead and Damien V. Keown, eds. Can Faiths Make Peace? Holy Wars and the Resolution of Religious Conflicts. I.B Tauris, pp. 107-123. ISBN 9781845112769 [Book Section]

Abse, Toby. 2005. Italy's Long Road to Austerity and the Paradoxes of Communism. In: B. Moss, ed. Monetary Union in Crisis: The European Union as a Neo-Liberal Construction. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 249-265. ISBN 0333963172 [Book Section]

Abse, Toby. 2003. Palmiro Togliatti, Loyal Servant of Stalin. In: K. Flett and D. Renton, eds. New Approaches to Socialist History. New Clarion Press, pp. 30-48. ISBN 1873797419 [Book Section]

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