The History of Italy

Greenwood Publishing Group, 1 jan. 2002 - 229 pagina's
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What is Italy? In 1814 Austrian Chancellor M. de Metternich dismissed it as a mere geographical expression, because political control of the peninsula had long been divided among self-governing cities, possessions of foreign dynasties, and the Vatican. Prior to that, Italy had formed the home base of the Roman Empire. It was not until 1861 that a united Italy emerged. This concise, and clearly written account explores Italian history and culture from the Etruscans to the present day.

Starting with an introduction providing data on Italy's geography, people, and current government, the book examines the political and cultural history of the country in eleven chapters. Readers will discover the Romans, Lombards, popes, Guelphs, Ghibbellines, the Medici, the Risorgimento, sculptors, composers, Fascists, Christian Democrats, and many other people and events of Italy's rich history. Included are a biographical section with portraits of noteworthy Italians, an extensive bibliographical essay, a glossary of terms, and an index, making this book the most complete and up-to-date general history of the nation available.


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Review: The History of Italy

Gebruikersrecensie  - William - Goodreads

The book is a good start on learning the history of Italy. There are some obvious omissions, the author does not highlight the importance of Verdi in the unification. He does, however, discuss the important of Dante. So, that is something. Like is said it is a good beginner book. Volledige recensie lezen

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An Introduction to Modern Italy
Italy in the Ancient and Classical Ages
Italy in the Middle Ages 4001300
Renaissance Italy 13001500
Early Modern Italy 15001789
The French Revolution Napoleon and the Restoration of Austrian Power in Italy 17891848
Unification of Italy The Risorgimento and the Making of Italians 18481900
The Era of Giolitti and World War I 19001918
The Fascist Era and World War II 19191945
Postwar Italian Political and Economic Life
Postwar Italian Society and Culture
Notable People in the History of Italy
Glossary of Selected Terms
Bibliographic Essay

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Over de auteur (2002)

CHARLES L. KILLINGER is Professor of History at Valencia Community College and Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches Italian history. He is the author of Rebel in Two Worlds: Gaetano Salvemini in Italy and America (Praeger, 2002).

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