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Dr Toby Abse

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PositionLecturer, Senior Tutor
Department History
Email t.abse (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7204
Dr Toby Abse

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.'

Teaching

BA

First year
Dictators, War and Revolution

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

MA
Italian Terrorism in the 20th Century

 

Publications

Book Section

The Moro Affair: Interpretations and Consequences
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

Catholic-Jewish Relations in Italy from Unification to the Second Vatican Council (1870-1965)
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

Italy's Long Road to Austerity and the Paradoxes of Communism
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

Palmiro Togliatti, Loyal Servant of Stalin
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

Article

Rifondazione Comunista: a party of protest or a party of government?
Abse, Toby. 2015. Rifondazione Comunista: a party of protest or a party of government? Socialist History(47), pp. 64-89. ISSN 0969-4331

Research

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