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Italy : an illustrated history
Privitera, Joseph Frederic, 1914-
Publication Information:
New York : Hippocrene Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
xiv, 142 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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DG467 .P72 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Written in an accessible style this illustrated history covers the full panoply of Italy's history -- from Roman days to the present time.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. v
Acknowledgmentp. vi
Italy: The Cradle of Civilizationp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Mapp. xiv
The Boot, Lo Stivalep. 1
476 A.D.: Enter the Barbarians and the Middle Agesp. 2
The Lombardsp. 6
The Papacyp. 8
The Frankish Emperorsp. 8
The Saracensp. 10
The Normansp. 11
The City-Statesp. 12
Frederick II (1194-1250)p. 14
Italian: The Glue that Bindsp. 14
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)p. 17
The Renaissancep. 21
Cosimo de' Medici (1389-1464)p. 23
Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449-1492)p. 25
The Other Powersp. 30
The Kingdom of the Two Siciliesp. 30
The Papal Statesp. 32
Venicep. 40
Genoap. 41
Milanp. 41
The High Renaissancep. 43
The Age of Invasions: 1495-1814p. 60
Charles VIII, King of France, Invades Italyp. 60
Louis XII, King of France, Follows Suitp. 61
Pope Julius IIp. 63
Spanish-Austrian Ascendancyp. 64
Reign of Philip IIp. 65
Extinction of the Old Ducal Familiesp. 67
The Decline of Venice and Spainp. 67
The Wars of Successionp. 68
Forty-Four Years of Peacep. 69
Italy in the Napoleonic Period: 1796-1814p. 70
Bonaparte in Italyp. 72
Il Risorgimento: 1815-1870p. 75
Austrian Rule in Italyp. 75
Reaction in the Italian Statesp. 76
The Carbonarip. 78
Revolutions of 1830p. 78
Mazzini, Garibaldi, and Cavourp. 79
Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)p. 80
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882)p. 84
1860p. 88
1861p. 90
1862-1882p. 90
Count Camillo Benso di Cavour (1810-1861)p. 92
There was Prose, Poetry, and Music, Toop. 100
Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)p. 100
Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873)p. 100
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)p. 101
Forging A Modern Italy: 1871-1920p. 103
The Triple Alliancep. 105
Francesco Crispi (1818-1901)p. 105
Giovanni Giolitti (1842-1928)p. 106
End of the Triple Alliancep. 107
Italy Moves Toward Warp. 107
Italy at War: 1915-1918p. 108
The Dark Age of Fascism: 1920-1945p. 109
Benito Mussolini (1883-1945)p. 109
The March on Rome, Via Sleeping Carp. 115
Il Duce: 1922-1939p. 116
1939 to 1945: The Endp. 120
Reconstruction and Italy Today: 1945-2000p. 122
The Italian Republicp. 122
1948-1960p. 123
De Gasperi and the Christian Democratsp. 123
The Other Partiesp. 125
The Economy Surges in the 1960sp. 125
Aldo Morop. 126
The 1970s: Cultural Revolution and Terrorismp. 126
At the Threshold of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 128
The Cultural Scenep. 129
Afterwordp. 139
Indexp. 141