History of Italy

ISBN-10: 1403986169

ISBN-13: 9781403986160

Edition: 2009

Authors: Claudia Baldoli, Jeremy Black

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Intertwining the history of art, literature, food, music and religion, Baldoli explores Italy's history from the Middle Ages to the present. The book offers an insight into continuities across past and present day Italian culture, politics, and identity, drawing on a range of recent historiography and contemporary sources.
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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Claudia Baldoli is Senior Lecturer in European History at Newcastle University, UK. She is the author of Exporting Fascism: Italian Fascists and Britain's Italians in the 1930s (2003) and A History of Italy(2009). She is also the co-editor, along with Andrew Knapp, of Forgotten Blitzes: France and Italy under Allied Air Attack, 1940-1945 (2012).

List of Maps, Chronologies and Boxes
The �Barbarian� Middle Ages: Invasions, Culture, Religion
�May you live in harmony�: Latin and Gothic populations in Italy
A province of the empire
A project for Italian unification? The Lombards in the peninsula
The myth of Rome in the Germanic empire
A new language
Further reading
The Middle Ages of the Cities
Year 1000 and thereabouts
Monastic art and holy wars: the Roman Church in the new millennium
The Maritime Republics
Landscape, cities and countryside
Southern Italy
Literary texts, music and art
Further reading
The Middle Ages of the Courts
Rebirth after plague: the Age of the Signorie
The papacy between Rome and Avignon
Saints and cities
Saints, witches, or mothers: images of women between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Italian language in the age of Dante and Petrarch
The birth of an Italian cuisine
Further reading
Renaissance Italy: From the European Model to the �End of Italy�?
Italian politics in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Renaissance and humanism
Artists and architects
The Counter-Reformation, the new Rome and Italy in the sixteenth century
Literature and Italian language in the sixteenth century
Further reading
Under Popes and Distant Kings: Italy in the Age of the Baroque
Italian politics in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
The post-Tridentine social world
A violent country?
An age of hunger
Philosophy, science and religion
Clergy, saints and magic
Art, architecture, literature and music in the Baroque age
The continuing language debate
Further reading
A National Melodrama: The Epic of the Risorgimento
The Italian Enlightenment
The legacy of the French Revolution and Napoleon
Language and nation
Romanticism and Risorgimento
The development of a national discourse
The Revolution begins: 1848
The impossible restoration
Wars and revolutions from Genoa to Rome-via Palermo, Naples and Venice
Further reading
Liberal Italy
Celebrating the new nation
Contesting the nation: the Catholic Church
Contesting the nation: socialist Italy
Contesting the nation: banditry and the �southern question�
Italians abroad
Towards industrialization: women's work between fields and factories
�La Belle Epoque�: the Giolitti age
Further reading
From Hunger to Hedonism: Italy in the Twentieth Century
The Italian people between peace and war
The defeat of Italian democracy
Mussolini�s Italy
Words that did not become reality: Fascist wars and defeats
Italian art of the reconstruction
Italian society during the Republic
A consumer society
Further reading
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