Martin Clark's book is established as "the standard history textbook" (as The Guardian described it) His study provides an analytical account of the political, economic and social history of Italy from unification to the present day. Throughout, there is particular emphasis on Italian society - on demography, literacy, religious practices and family life; and also on th
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"Clark has produced an excellent example of what Italians like to describe, usually with admiration, as "empirismo inglese""West European Politics "Not much has been written on the Italian Republic and Clarke's well-organized chapters are the best short account so far available in English"Times Literary Supplement
Table of Contents
1.Introduction. PART ONE 1871-1887. 2.Italietta - a backward society? 3.The Liberal State. 4.The subversives. PART TWO 5.The first crisis of the Liberal State 1887 - 1900. 6.The first 'economic miracle': industrialization and the economy 1896 -1914. 7.Politics in the end of Giolitti 1900-14. 8.An Italian people? 9.Italy and the Great War. 10.The strange death of Liberal Italy 1919-25. 11.The Fascist State: the new authoritarianism. 12.The Fascist regime: the quest for consensus. 13.The economy and society under the Fascists. 14.Fascist diplomacy and Fascist war. 15. Resistance and renewal: Italy from 1943 to 1948. 16.The triumph of 'Low Politics'. 17.The economy and society under the Republic. 18.The Great Cultural Revolution: Italy in the 1970s. Bibliography. Maps. Index.
Modern Italy 1871-1995 by Martin Clark
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