A Concise History of Italy (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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$11.82
UPC:
9780521408486
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (May 27, 1994)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
336
Shipping Weight:
1.1 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
later printing
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
ISBN-10:
0521408482
ISBN-13:
978-0521408486
Author:
Christopher Duggan

Product Overview

Since its creation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This concise history covers the period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day, but focuses on the difficulties Italy has faced in forging a nation state during the past two centuries. The opening chapters consider the geographical and cultural obstacles to unity, and survey the long centuries of political fragmentation in the peninsula since the sixth century. It was this legacy of fragmentation that Italy's new rulers had to strive to overcome when the country became united, more by accident than design, in 1859-61.

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