A Concise History of Italyby Christopher Duggan
Pub. Date: 04/21/1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day, this concise history focuses in particular on the difficulties Italy has faced in forging a nation state during the past two centuries, including a legacy of fragmentation dating back to the sixth century.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. The geographical determinants of disunity; 2. Disunity and conflict: from the Romans to the renaissance, 400–1849; 3. Stagnation and reform, 1494–1789; 4. The emergence of the national question, 1789–1849; 5. Italy united; 6. The liberal state and the social question, 1870–1900; 7. Giolitti, the first world war, and the rise of fascism; 8. Fascism; 9. The republic; Select bibliography; Index.
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