Synopses & Reviews
Intertwining the history of art, literature, food, music and religion, Baldoli explores Italy's history from the Middle Ages to the present. The book offers an insight into continuities across past and present day Italian culture, politics, and identity, drawing on a range of recent historiography and contemporary sources.
About the Author
CLAUDIA BALDOLI is Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle, UK. Her publications include Bissolati immaginario. Le origini del fascismo cremonese dal socialismo riformista allo squadrismo (Cremona 2002) and Exporting Fascism: Italian Fascists and Britain's Italians in the 1930s (Oxford 2003).
Table of Contents
List of Maps, Chronologies, Windows and Illustations
The 'Barbarian' Middle Ages: Invasions, Culture, Religion
The Middle Ages of the Cities
The Middle Ages of the Courts
Renaissance Italy: From the European Model to the 'End of Italy'?
Under Popes and Distant Kings
A National Melorama: The Epic of the Risorgimento
From Hunger to Hedonism: Italy in the Twentieth Century