Italy / Edition 7 available in Paperback
A Traveller's History of Italy analyzes the development of the Italian people from pre-historic times right through to the imaginative, resourceful and fiercely independent Italians we know today. All the major periods of Italian history are dealt with, including the Etruscans, the Romans, the communes and the city states which spawned the glories of the Renaissance. In more modern times, Unification and the development and the degeneration of the Liberal state into Fascism are covered, as well as the rise of Italy to the position it currently enjoys as a leading member of the European Community. The Gazetteer, which is cross-referenced to the main text, highlights sites, towns, churches and cathedrals of historical importance to the visitor. For traveller's on the ground or students at their desks, this handy paperback will prove invaluable.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Early Italy: From Cave-Dwellers to Etruscan Civilization||1|
|Chapter 2||The Romans||21|
|Chapter 3||The Middle Ages: From Barbarians to City States||53|
|Chapter 5||A Pawn in the Game: Centuries of Foreign Domination||117|
|Chapter 6||Risorgimento and Unification||143|
|Chapter 7||The Liberal State and Fascism||172|
|Chapter 8||Post-War and Contemporary Italy||202|
|Popes, Emperors, Doges and Kings of Naples of the Renaissance||233|
|Selected Italian Artists||235|
|Heads of State, Popes and Prime Ministers of United Italy||237|
|Chronology of Major Events||240|
|Selected Reading on Italian History||255|
|The Roman Empire at its height||46|
|Italy at the time of the Lombards||57|
|Italy in the mid-fourteenth century||91|
|Italy under the Spanish||120|
|Unification of Italy 1859-1870||170|
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I will read the book on Italy soon because Italy is a most beautiful country in Europe
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!