Force Of Destiny: A History Of Italy Since 1796

Force Of Destiny: A History Of Italy Since 1796

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by Christopher Duggan
     
 

The greatness of Italy's culture and way of life have had a powerful attraction for many generations of visitors. This has created an overwhelming sense that Italy is a fundamentally benign and easy going country. The Force of Destiny, Christopher Duggan's immensely enjoyable new book, lays waste to this idea. While sharing everyone's enthusiasm for Italy as a place,… See more details below

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The greatness of Italy's culture and way of life have had a powerful attraction for many generations of visitors. This has created an overwhelming sense that Italy is a fundamentally benign and easy going country. The Force of Destiny, Christopher Duggan's immensely enjoyable new book, lays waste to this idea. While sharing everyone's enthusiasm for Italy as a place, he strongly distinguishes this from its political role over the past two centuries, which has been both vicious and ruinous for Europe as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141013909
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
08/26/2008
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.85(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     xi
List of Maps     xiii
Preface     xv
Awakening, 1796-1815
Deliverance, 1796-9     3
Searching for the Nation's Soul     24
Conspiracy and Resistance     48
Preaching, 1815-46
Restoration, Romanticism and Revolt, 1815-30     71
Fractured Past and Fractured Present     90
Apostles and Martyrs: Mazzini and the Democrats, 1830-44     116
Educators and Reformers: The Moderates     144
Poetry, 1846-60
Revolution, 1846-9     165
Piedmont and Cavour     181
Unity, 1858-60     198
Prose, 1861-87
The New State     217
The Road to Rome, 1861-70     242
The Threat from the South, 1870-85     259
National Education     274
Sources of Authority: King, Church and Parliament, 1870-87     298
War, 1887-1918
Francesco Crispi and the 'New European Order', 1887-91     323
The Fin de Siecle Crisis     338
Rival Religions: Socialism and Catholicism     350
Nationalism     374
The Great War, 1915-18     390
Fascism, 1919-43
Civil War and the Advent of Fascism, 1919-22     407
The Establishmentof a Dictatorship, 1922-5     433
The Fascist Ethical State     449
Community of Believers     475
A Place in the Sun, 1929-36     488
Into the Abyss, 1936-43     506
Parties
The Foundations of the Republic, 1943-57     529
The Economic Miracle, 1958-75     548
Towards the 'Second Republic'     568
References     588
Index     627

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