The History Of Italy

Author: Charles L. Killinger
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314834
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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

A History Of Italy

Author: Claudia Baldoli
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013664
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Until the beginning of the eighteenth century, to be 'Italian' meant to identify with a number of collective memories, rather than a national memory. Yet there are elements of continuity that have shaped Italian identity over the past 1,500 years. Religion, food, art and architecture, a literary language, as well as a particular relationship between cities and countryside, between family and civil society have all contributed to present day Italian culture and politics. Baldoli explores the history of Italy as a country, rather than as a nation, in order to trace its fascinating cultural and political development. Offering a way into each period of Italian history, the book brings Italy's past to life with extracts from poetry, novels and music. Drawing on the latest research published in English and Italian, this is the ideal introduction for all those interested in Italy's cultural and social past and its significance for the country's present.

A Compendious History Of Italy

Author: Luigi Sforzosi
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A History Of Italy 1700 1860

Author: Stuart Joseph Woolf
Editor: London : Methuen
ISBN:
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Italian society has, over the centuries, offered a microcosm of western European society in its cultural, political and economic experiences. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Italy's social structure and the changes wrought within it had major implications for the political development within the Italian states, and Professor Woolf studies this interaction within the context within western Europe.--Cover.

A Brief History Of Italy

Author: Jeremy Black
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472140885
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'Jeremy Black skilfully sketches social, cultural and political trends' - Christina Hardyment, Times audiobook of the week 'A remarkable mixture of cold history, wide culture and personal experience' Ciro Paoletti, Secretary General of the Italian Commission of Military History Despite the Roman Empire's famous 500-year reign over Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, Italy does not have the same long national history as states such as France or England. Divided for much of its history, Italy's regions have been, at various times, parts of bigger, often antagonistic empires, notably those of Spain and Austria. In addition, its challenging and varied terrain made consolidation of political control all the more difficult. This concise history covers, in very readable fashion, the formative events in Italy's past from the rise of Rome, through a unified country in thrall to fascism in the first half of the twentieth century right up to today. The birthplace of the Renaissance and the place where the Baroque was born, Italy has always been a hotbed of culture. Within modern Italy country there is fierce regional pride in the cultures and identities that mark out Tuscany, Rome, Sicily and Venice to name just a few of Italy's many famous regions. Jeremy Black draws on the diaries, memoirs and letters of historic travellers to Italy to gain insight into the passions of its people, first chronologically then regionally. In telling Italy's story, Black examines what it is that has given Italians such cultural clout - from food and drink, music and fashion, to art and architecture - and explores the causes and effects of political events, and the divisions that still exist today.

A Traveller S History Of Italy

Author: Valerio Lintner
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
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Analyzes the development of the Italian people from prehistoric times to today, dealing with all the major periods of Italian history

A Concise History Of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408486
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A concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.

The History Of Italy

Author: Francesco Guicciardini
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691213917
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In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captain--and persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florence--retired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy--both a brilliant portrayal of the Renaissance and a penetrating vision into the tragedy and comedy of human history in general. Sidney Alexander's readable translation and abridgment of Guicciardini's four-volume work earned the prestigious 1970 P.E.N. Club translation award. His perceptive introduction and notes add much to the understanding of Guicciardini's masterpiece.

The Force Of Destiny

Author: Christopher Duggan
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618353675
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A sweeping history of Italy describes the turbulent birth of a unified modern nation during the first half of the nineteenth century, its destructive role during World War I, the rise of Mussolini and authoritarianism in the 1920s and 1930s, its defeat during World War II, and the legacy of its tempestuous history for modern-day Italy.

The Regions Of Italy

Author: Roy Palmer Domenico
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307331
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Italians the world over historically have identified themselves more with their regions of origin than with what is known as Italy. This new, comprehensive guide invites readers to view the colorful land as its denizens have for centuries: by region. Author Roy Domenico superbly surveys the regional and provincial characteristics and cultures of the 20 regions of Italy, encompassing economy, cuisine, history, recent politics, and arts.