Italy: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present
Infobase Publishing, 1 jan. 2009 - 712 pagina's
Exploring more than 500 years of the country's history, "Italy" provides readers interested in modern Italy or European history with a greater understanding of Italy's past, from the Renaissance to the present. This guide presents the milestones in Italy's history in an interesting and readable way.
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Designed to provide a concise survey of the development of Europe since the Renaissance, Facts on File's "European Nations" series, which kicked off a few years ago with Austria-Hungary & the Successor States , Great Britain , and Russia , welcomes two more additions this fall: France and Italy . Both authored by expert historians (Roberts teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson, and Sarti teaches at the Univ. of Massachusetts) and adhering to the series' uniform format, the guides start off with an introduction discussing the place of the country in both European and world history. This is followed by sections on various periods of the country's past and an A-Z dictionary of important people, events, places, and ideas. Taking up the largest portion of each volume, the dictionary covers the country's intellectual, political, diplomatic, cultural, social, religious, and economic developments. France features such entries as Ren Descartes , House of Bourbon , and Crimean War ; Italy includes Italo Calvino , John Paul II , and Opera , to name just a few. As in previous volumes, a chronology of key events, a selected bibliography, plentiful black-and-white maps, and lists of political figures enhance the guides' reference value. Bottom Line Although not essential, the guides from this growing series will appeal to undergraduates. Their price is steep, so academic libraries should select titles on countries of interest. An optional purchase. [Germany and Spain & Portugal will be added to the series in spring 2005.--Ed.]--Rosanne M. Cordell, Schurz Lib., Indiana Univ., South Bend