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Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State

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Publisher Comments:

A major bestseller in Italy, Paul Ginsborg's account of this most recent and dynamic period in Italy's history is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand contemoprary Italy. Ginsborg chronicles a period that witnessed a radical transformation in the country's social, economic and political landscape, creating a fascinating and definitve account of how Italy has coped or failed to cope as it moves from one century to the next. With particular emphasis on its role in italian life, work and culture Ginsborg shows how smaller families, longer lives and greater generation crossover have had significant effects on Italian society. Ginsborg looks at the 2000 elections, the influence of the Mafia, the decline of both Communism and Catholicism, and the change in national identity. This is modern history at its best.

Review:

"[A] rich, dense portrait....Despite Ginsborg's generally optimistic portrayal, this book is far too complex to offer a Pollyannaish portrayal of Italy....Ginsborg has not written an easy book, but it offers a complete portrayal of the textures of Italian society." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Italy and its Discontents is a tour-de-force. Anyone concerned about the condition of the country will find it packed with material to think about and argue over." The Economist (London)

Review:

"Complex and fertile with 'thick description,' Italy and Its Discontents radiates the paradoxes and ironies that abound in a troubled country." Stanislao G. Pugliese, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Finally in paperback, Paul Ginsborg's masterful portrait of modern Italy, with a new preface

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-500) and index.

About the Author

Paul Ginsborg is Professor of Contemporary European History in the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Florence. His previous publications include Daniele Manin and the Venetian Revolution of 1848-1849.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403961525
Subtitle:
Family, Civil Society, State
Author:
Ginsborg, Paul
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Political History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Palgrave MacMill
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
GTR-542
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 page tabular appendix
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.17 x 6.03 x 1.515 in

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Product details 544 pages Palgrave MacMillan - English 9781403961525 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] rich, dense portrait....Despite Ginsborg's generally optimistic portrayal, this book is far too complex to offer a Pollyannaish portrayal of Italy....Ginsborg has not written an easy book, but it offers a complete portrayal of the textures of Italian society."
"Review" by , "Italy and its Discontents is a tour-de-force. Anyone concerned about the condition of the country will find it packed with material to think about and argue over."
"Review" by , "Complex and fertile with 'thick description,' Italy and Its Discontents radiates the paradoxes and ironies that abound in a troubled country."
"Synopsis" by ,
Finally in paperback, Paul Ginsborg's masterful portrait of modern Italy, with a new preface

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-500) and index.
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