Italy in the Last Fifteen Hundred Years

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An updated edition of the original, published in 1986 by UPA; the book is divided into four parts: From Byzantium to the Communes, 476-1122; From the Communes to the High Renaissance, 1122-1534; Italy Between the Hapsburgs and the French, 1534-1814; Italy in the Modern World. The author describes recent events in the Epilogue.

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Overview

An updated edition of the original, published in 1986 by UPA; the book is divided into four parts: From Byzantium to the Communes, 476-1122; From the Communes to the High Renaissance, 1122-1534; Italy Between the Hapsburgs and the French, 1534-1814; Italy in the Modern World. The author describes recent events in the Epilogue.

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This concise, fluently written presentation is recommended for those who want to learn the essentials of Italian history in a relatively short time. A chronological table from Late Antiquity to the present, and index, and recommendations for further reading for the respective chapters make this a history book with many uses.
Vincenzo Merolle Il Pensiero Politico
Comments on the original edition:

...It must be emphasized that this History of Italy serves its purpose well, which is to give a brief presentation of Italian history to a foreign public, and that from this point of view it gains interest also for the Italian reader. In addition it represents an example in the highest degree of brevity of how to create an historical synthesis. The extensive narration of events is replaced by acute comments which bring out the essential of the matter and which fill themselves, in the most felicitous moments, with deep significance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819180858
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 2/24/1992
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Reinhold Schumann is Professor of History at Boston University and an internationally known expert on the growth of the Italian cities. In 1987, he was knighted by the Italian Republic.

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