Italy: A Short History / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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'There is a fine introduction to the culture of the Renaissance and an equally positive account of the Risorgimento on which Hearder was such an expert … another well produced and illustrated book.' Robert Pearce, History Today

'… there are few English historians of Italy who write with the same ease and clarity as Hearder. Equally, there are few who would be able to manage the trick, as Hearder does, of condensing 3,000 years of history into one slim volume while still providing the reader with a detailed narrative of events and personalities, and a sense of historical perspective. it is for these reasons that Italy: A Short History deserves a second outing.' History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521806138
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/4/2002
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Harry Hearder, who died in 1996, was a Professor at the University of Wales. His many publications on European and Italian history include Europe in the Nineteenth Century (Longman, second edition, 1988) and Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento (Longman, 1983).

Jonathan Morris is Lecturer in Modern European History at University College, London. His publications include The Political Economy of Shopkeeping in Milan 1886–1922 (Cambridge, 1983). He is editor of the Journal of Contemporary European History.

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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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