Italy and the Wider World: 1860-1960

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Richard Bosworth's overview of Italy's role in European and world politics from 1860 to 1960 is lively and iconclastic. Based on a combination of primary research and secondary material he examines Italian diplomacy, military power, commerce, culture, tourism and ideology. His account challenges many aspects of current Italian historiography and offers an original vision of the place of Italy in modern history.

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Overview

Richard Bosworth's overview of Italy's role in European and world politics from 1860 to 1960 is lively and iconclastic. Based on a combination of primary research and secondary material he examines Italian diplomacy, military power, commerce, culture, tourism and ideology. His account challenges many aspects of current Italian historiography and offers an original vision of the place of Italy in modern history.

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'A most valuable and original book.'Lucio Sponza, Italian Studies
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An overview of Italy's role in European and world affairs from 1860 to 1960 which highlights the ambiguity of Italy's political, economic and social fortunes in the modern era. Chapters examine Italy's relationship with other countries in formal diplomacy, military matters, trade and finance, imperial policy, emigration, "high" and "low" culture and tourism. In dealing with each theme, Bosworth asks challenging questions of the existing historiography, offering on original vision of Italy's place in modern history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415134774
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/29/1996
  • Pages: 264
  • Lexile: 1710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
Introduction: The problem of Italy and the wider world 1860-1960 1
1 Italian Diplomacy and European Power Politics 1860-1922 15
2 Italian Diplomacy and European Power Politics 1922-60 36
3 The Italian Military in War and Peace 1860-1960 57
4 Italian Commerce and the Wider World 1860-1960 76
5 The Rise and Fall of the Italian Empire 1860-1960 94
6 The Rise and Rise of the Empire of the Italies: Emigration 1860-1960 114
7 Cultures and Ideology for Export: Italy and the Italies 1860-1960 137
8 Visiting Italy: Tourism and Leisure 1860-1960 159
Conclusion 182
Notes 188
Index 241
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