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Title:
Italy : a short history
Author:
Hearder, Harry.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780521806138

9780521000727
Format :
Book

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Central Library DG467 .H43 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Italy: A Short History is a concise but comprehensive account of Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day. It is intended for both students of Italian history and culture and the general reader, whether tourist, business-person or traveller, with an interest in Italian affairs. Harry Hearder places the main political developments in Italian history in their economic and social context, and shows how these related to the great moments of artistic and cultural endeavour. Amongst key events, he analyses the growth and decline of the Roman Empire, the remarkable cultural achievements of the Renaissance, Italian unification and the contradictions of the fascist dictatorship of Mussolini. Jonathan Morris brings the work up to the present day with an authoritative but colourful history of the corruption scandals that brought down the post-war Italian political system in the 1990s and the new political forces that have emerged in its place.


Table of Contents

1 Italy in the classical world
2 The early Middle Ages
3 The high Middle Ages
4 The Renaissance
5 The political and cultural eclipse of Italy
6 The Risorgimento, 1790-1861
7 From Unification to Fascism, 1861-1922
8 The Fascist disaster, 1922-1945
9 Italy since the Second World War, 1945-2000

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