Italy in the Nineteenth Century: 1796-1900 / Edition 1

Italy in the Nineteenth Century: 1796-1900 / Edition 1

by John A. Davis
     
 

Covering the period from the French Revolution to the end of the 19th Century, this volume sets the events leading to Italian Unification and the creation of an independent Italian state in the broader context of 19th-century European history. Challenging the view that the political failings of the Risorgimento and Italy's economic and social backwardness paved the

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Overview

Covering the period from the French Revolution to the end of the 19th Century, this volume sets the events leading to Italian Unification and the creation of an independent Italian state in the broader context of 19th-century European history. Challenging the view that the political failings of the Risorgimento and Italy's economic and social backwardness paved the way for fascism in the 20th century, it emphasizes how similar Italy's social and political development was to that of other modernizing European states in the same period, while explaining why Italy's experience of modernization in the nineteenth century also proved particularly difficult.

Italy in the Nineteenth Century provides both the general and specialist reader with a critical, concise introduction to the most recent historical debates and perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198731276
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Short Oxford History of Italy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,315,640
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Since 1992 John Davis has held the Emiliana Pasca Noether Chair at the University of Connecticut, previously professor of Modern European History at the University of Warwick where he was Director of the Center for Social History. Professor Davis was awarded the British Academy Serena Medal for Italian studies in 1998, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997. 94509

Table of Contents

Chapter One: From the French Revolution to Napoleon, Alexander Grab
Chapter Two: The Age of the Restoration, David Laven
Chapter Three: Giuseppe Mazzini and his Opponents, Roland Sarti
Chapter Four: Cavour and Piedmont, Anthony Cardoza
Chapter Five: Garibaldi and the South, Lucy Riall
Chapter Six: Politics in the Era of Depretis and Crispi: 1870-96, Christopher Duggan
Chapter Seven: Religion and Society 1789-1892, David I Kertzer
Chapter Eight: Culture and High Society 1796-1896, Ray Grew
Chapter Nine: Economy, Society, and the State, John A. Davis
Further Reading
Chronology
Glossary
Maps
Index

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