Synopses & Reviews
Intended for the student of Italian history and culture as well as the general reader, this new edition presents a clear and concise account of the principal developments in Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day. Dr. Jonathan Morris has updated the late Professor Hearder's long-established and highly successful work with an authoritative account of development in Italy over the past decade.
Presents a clear, concise account of Italian history from the Ice Age to the present.
This new edition of Italy: A Short History presents a clear and concise account of the principal developments in Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day, intended for both the student of Italian history and culture and the general reader with an interest in Italian affairs.
A clear and concise outline of Italian history from prehistory to the present day, intended not only for the student of Italian history and culture but for anyone with an interest in Italian affairs.
About the Author
The late Harry Hearder, who died in 1996, was a Professor at the University of Wales. His many publications on European and Italian history include Europe in the Nineteenth Century (Longman, second edition, 1988) and Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento (Longman, 1983).Jonathan Morris is Lecturer in Modern European History at University College, London. His publications include The Political Economy of Shopkeeping in Milan 1886'"1922 (Cambridge, 1983). He is editor of the Journal of Contemporary European History.
Table of Contents
1. Italy in the classical world; 2. The early Middle Ages; 3. The high Middle Ages; 4. The Renaissance; 5. The political and cultural eclipse of Italy; 6. The Risorgimento, 1790'"1861; 7. From Unification to Fascism, 1861'"1922; 8. The Fascist disaster, 1922'"1945; 9. Italy since the Second World War, 1945'"2000.