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A Concise History of Italy (Cambridge Concise Histories)by Christopher Duggan
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Since its creation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This concise history covers the period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day, but focuses on the difficulties Italy has faced in forging a nation state during the past two centuries. The opening chapters consider the geographical and cultural obstacles to unity, and survey the long centuries of political fragmentation in the peninsula since the sixth century. It was this legacy of fragmentation that Italy's new rulers had to strive to overcome when the country became united, more by accident than design, in 1859-61.
This title is a concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.
A concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-305) and index.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. The geographical determinants of disunity; 2. Disunity and conflict: from the Romans to the renaissance, 400 — 1849; 3. Stagnation and reform, 1494 — 1789; 4. The emergence of the national question, 1789 — 1849; 5. Italy united; 6. The liberal state and the social question, 1870 — 1900; 7. Giolitti, the first world war, and the rise of fascism; 8. Fascism; 9. The republic; Select bibliography; Index.
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