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Modern Italy: A Political History

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This history of modern Italy began in March 1861 when Count Camillo Cavour proclaimed a united Italian kingdom with the goal of creating a prosperous, liberal new power in Europe. For a country whose ancient heritage had placed it at the center of western culture, this late entry into nationhood and rapid reach for power would bring frequent crisis. In this fully revised e ...more
Hardcover, 522 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by University of Michigan Press (first published April 1st 1957)
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For Italy, the Risorgimento is sort of like the United States' Civil War: calamitous events leading to a unification of disparate, often antithetical, groups and governments. From then on all conflicts were subsumed under a single identity.

This book starts at that point in history where Earth's most famous boot became a single nation (mid 19th century) and tells its story up until 1995. A political history, focus is trained on the names and organizations that conjugated and elaborated Italian po
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