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A History of Italy
     

A History of Italy

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by Claudia Baldoli, Jeremy Black
 

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ISBN-10: 1403986169

ISBN-13: 9781403986160

Pub. Date: 12/15/2009

Publisher: Macmillan Education UK

Until the beginning of the eighteenth century, to be 'Italian' meant to identify with a number of collective memories, rather than a national memory. Yet there are elements of continuity that have shaped Italian identity over the past 1,500 years. Religion, food, art and architecture, a literary language, as well as a particular relationship between cities and

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Until the beginning of the eighteenth century, to be 'Italian' meant to identify with a number of collective memories, rather than a national memory. Yet there are elements of continuity that have shaped Italian identity over the past 1,500 years. Religion, food, art and architecture, a literary language, as well as a particular relationship between cities and countryside, between family and civil society have all contributed to present day Italian culture and politics. Baldoli explores the history of Italy as a country, rather than as a nation, in order to trace its fascinating cultural and political development.

Offering a way into each period of Italian history, the book brings Italy's past to life with extracts from poetry, novels and music. Drawing on the latest research published in English and Italian, this is the ideal introduction for all those interested in Italy's cultural and social past and its significance for the country's present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403986160
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- List of Maps, Chronologies, Windows and Illustations.- Introduction.- The 'Barbarian' Middle Ages: Invasions, Culture, Religion.- The Middle Ages of the Cities.- The Middle Ages of the Courts.- Renaissance Italy: From the European Model to the 'End of Italy'?.- Under Popes and Distant Kings.- A National Melorama: The Epic of the Risorgimento.- Liberal Italy.- From Hunger to Hedonism: Italy in the Twentieth Century.- Conclusion.- Select Bibliography.- Index.

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