Pursuit of Italy A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
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Description: A provocative, entertaining account of Italy’s diverse riches, its hopes and dreams, its past and presentDid Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? The question is asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance—and weakness—of Italy today.David Gilmour’s wonderfully readable exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled by the great figures of the Italian past—from Cicero and Virgil to the controversial politicians of the twentieth century. His wise account of the Risorgimento debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it, though he paints a sympathetic portrait of Giuseppe Verdi, a beloved hero of the era.Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines. Italy’s inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. Italy’s strength and culture still come from its regions rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Barbarian and Byzantine Italy|
|Cities and Powers|
|Italy and the Restoration|
|The Making of Italy|
|Lombardy and the Duchies, 1859|
|Sicily and Naples, 1860|
|Venice (1866) and Rome (1870)|
|The Generation of Giants|
|The Wisest Statesman|
|The Noblest Roman|
|Father of the Nation|
|Some Generals and an Admiral|
|The Risorgimento without Heroes|
|Piedmont Comes to Naples|
|Sicily Goes Downhill|
|Rome and Parliament|
|The Quest for Glory|
|The Bear of Busseto|
|Cold War Italy|
|List of Books Used and Cited in the Text|