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Italy : A Short History - Harry Hearder


A Short History

By: Harry Hearder, Jonathan Morris (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 4th February 2002
ISBN: 9780521806138
Number Of Pages: 308

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Italy: A Short History is a concise but comprehensive account of Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day. It is intended for both students of Italian history and culture and the general reader, whether tourist, business-person or traveller, with an interest in Italian affairs. Harry Hearder places the main political developments in Italian history in their economic and social context, and shows how these related to the great moments of artistic and cultural endeavour. Amongst key events, he analyses the growth and decline of the Roman Empire, the remarkable cultural achievements of the Renaissance, Italian unification and the contradictions of the fascist dictatorship of Mussolini. Jonathan Morris brings the work up to the present day with an authoritative but colourful history of the corruption scandals that brought down the post-war Italian political system in the 1990s and the new political forces that have emerged in its place.

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'There is a fine introduction to the culture of the Renaissance and an equally positive account of the Risorgimento on which Hearder was such an expert ... another well produced and illustrated book.' Robert Pearce, History Today '... there are few English historians of Italy who write with the same ease and clarity as Hearder. Equally, there are few who would be able to manage the trick, as Hearder does, of condensing 3,000 years of history into one slim volume while still providing the reader with a detailed narrative of events and personalities, and a sense of historical perspective. it is for these reasons that Italy: A Short History deserves a second outing.' History

Italy in the classical world
The early Middle Ages
The high Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The political and cultural eclipse of Italy
The Risorgimento, 1790-1861
From Unification to Fascism, 1861-1922
The Fascist disaster, 1922-1945
Italy since the Second World War, 1945-2000
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ISBN: 9780521806138
ISBN-10: 0521806135
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 4th February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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