Italy: A Short History / Edition 2

Italy: A Short History / Edition 2

by Harry Hearder, Jonathan Morris
     
 

Intended for the student of Italian history and culture as well as the general reader, this new edition presents a clear and concise account of the principal developments in Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day. Dr. Jonathan Morris has updated the late Professor Hearder's long-established and highly successful work with an authoritative account of… See more details below

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Intended for the student of Italian history and culture as well as the general reader, this new edition presents a clear and concise account of the principal developments in Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day. Dr. Jonathan Morris has updated the late Professor Hearder's long-established and highly successful work with an authoritative account of development in Italy over the past decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521000727
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
556,731
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1Italy in the classical world1
1Prehistoric Italy1
2The Greeks, the Etruscans and the arrival of the Romans6
3The Roman Republic, c. 509 B.C.-A.D. 31312
4The Roman Empire, A.D. 313-c. 40026
2The early Middle Ages38
1Barbarian invasions and Byzantine Italy, c. 400-c. 60038
2Lombard Italy and the foundation of the Papal States, c. 600-80043
3The Empire and the Papacy, 800-121649
4Venice and her maritime empire, c. 600-c. 130059
3The high Middle Ages66
1Sicily under the Normans and Frederick II, 1130-125066
2The city-states and the republics72
3The decline of the Papacy and the Avignon period, 1216-137883
4Cultural achievements in the age of Giotto, Dante and Petrarch89
4The Renaissance96
1The Black Death and the economic recovery of the fifteenth century96
2Humanism and the impact of printing103
3Florence under the Medici and the Republic112
4The High Renaissance: artists and their patrons in Rome, Milan, Venice and Naples119
5The political and cultural eclipse of Italy126
1The foreign invasions and wars of the sixteenth century126
2The Counter-Reformation and the Spanish period132
3The Austrian period and the return to Europe141
4The military state of Savoy and its dynasty147
6The Risorgimento, 1790-1861153
1The Napoleonic and Restoration eras, 1790-1821153
2Italian nationalism and the role of Mazzini, 1821-49164
3Cavour and the europeanization of the Italian Question, 1852-9178
4Garibaldi and the achievement of unity, 1859-61187
7From Unification to Fascism, 1861-1922198
1The first years of unity and the era of Depretis and Crispi, 1861-96198
2Giolitti's building of democracy, 1892-1914208
3The First World War: neutrality, intervention, and victory, 1914-19212
4Socialist failure and the advent of Fascism, 1890-1922218
8The Fascist disaster, 1922-45225
1The establishment of the dictatorship, 1922-9225
2Isolation and triumph in foreign policy, 1925-36230
3The alliance with Germany: neutrality and entry into the Second World War, 1936-40235
4Defeat and the collapse of Fascism, 1940-5239
9Italy since the Second World War, 1945-80244
1The resistance and the establishment of the Republic, 1944-7244
2The economic recovery and the predominance of Christian Democracy, 1947-58250
3Communism in Italy and its relations in Western and Eastern Europe since 1956256
Epilogue: From the First to the Second Republic: Italy 1980-2001263
A brief guide to further reading277
Index280

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