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The Italian Left in the Twentieth Century : A History of the Socialist and Communist Parties - Alexander de Grand

The Italian Left in the Twentieth Century

A History of the Socialist and Communist Parties

Hardcover Published: 22nd March 1989
ISBN: 9780253331076
Number Of Pages: 200

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..". a very fair and intelligent description of the vicissitudes of the two parties and students seeking a readable and jargon-free overview of the subject-matter should be directed to this text." -- History

"De Grand's study is exceptional in its comprehensive historical perspective... a revealing and evocative synthesis." -- Marion S. Miller

"De Grand is a useful guide to the complex history of the Italian left." -- Thomas R. Brooks, New York City Tribune

"An excellent overview of the vital Italian left-wing... " -- Book Reader

"This is a well-written, readable, rather detailed though not ponderous, discussion of the politics of the parties of the Italian Left in this century up to the present time." -- Perspective

..". will add immeasurably to our understanding of and appreciation for a country tormented at various times in the past century." -- Mediterranean Quarterly

..". well-written and extensively researched... De Grand illustrates a clear and obvious path of development on the Italian left... " -- L'Italo-Americano

"It is... a pleasure to note the appearance of Alexander De Grand's book... By providing an almost side-by-side summary of the thought and action of both parties... De Grand renders a unique contribution." -- American Historical Review

..". a good starting point for students of Italian history and politics, as well as anyone with an interest in the modern European Left.... It offers both a solid introduction to, and a persuasive interpretation of, its subject." -- Journal of Modern History

De Grand chronicles the history of the Italian Socialist and Communist parties -- natural allies yet also enemies, in the struggle to reform society.

Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: The Left from the Formation of the Italian Socialist Party to the Triumph of Fascism Chapter 1 The Origins of the Socialist Movement in Italy, 1860-1900 Chapter 2 The Heyday of Reformism and the Challenge of Revolutionary Socialism, 1900-1917 Chapter 3 The Left between Revolution and Reaction, 1917-1920 Chapter 4 The Creation of the Italian Communist Party, 1921-1926 Chapter 5 The Years of Exile, 1926-1943 Part Two: The Left and the Republic Chapter 6 The Fall of Fascism and the Establishment of the Republic Chapter 7 The Cold War and the Creation of a Bipolar Political System Chapter 8 The Left in the Years of Centrism, 1948-1960 Chapter 9 The Opening to the Left: New Beginning or False Start Chapter 10 The Perils of Prosperity, 1968-1979 Conclusion Bibliographical Essay Index

ISBN: 9780253331076
ISBN-10: 0253331072
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 22nd March 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.61  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.53