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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A History of Italy

ISBN 9781403986153
Publication Date December 2009
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Essential Histories series

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. 

CLAUDIA BALDOLI is Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle, UK. Her publications include Bissolati immaginario.  Le origini del fascismo cremonese dal socialismo riformista allo squadrismo (Cremona 2002) and Exporting Fascism: Italian Fascists and Britain's Italians in the 1930s (Oxford 2003). 

Acknowledgements
List of Maps, Chronologies, Windows and Illustations
Introduction
The 'Barbarian' Middle Ages: Invasions, Culture, Religion
The Middle Ages of the Cities
The Middle Ages of the Courts
Renaissance Italy: From the European Model to the 'End of Italy'?
Under Popes and Distant Kings
A National Melorama: The Epic of the Risorgimento
Liberal Italy
From Hunger to Hedonism: Italy in the Twentieth Century
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index

Reviews

'This is an excellent book.Its approach is highly original - covering a vast period of time and material through a broad 'cultural history' methodology.I learned a lot from this volume, and I am sure many other scholars and students will as well.' - John Foot,Professor ofModern Italian History, University College London, UK
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