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  • Italy Since 1800by Roger Abaslom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Since unification, Italy has grown from a backward agrarian society into one of the world's leading industrial powers. Yet her history exhibits spectacular disunities, inconsistencies and paradoxes. Dominated by political Catholicism, she has also been home to Fascism, the mafia, and the largest Communist movement outside the Eastern Bloc. Her politics... more...

  • Italy in the Central Middle Agesby David Abulafia

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Incorporating the latest developments in the study of the period, a team of leading international scholars provides a fresh and dynamic picture of a period of great transformation in the political, cultural, and economic life of the Italian peninsula, which witnessed the rise of autonomous city states in the north, the creation of a powerful kingdom... more...

  • In the Society of Fascistsby Giulia Albanese; Roberta Pergher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This work seeks to take a fresh look at the contentious question of the longevity and popularity of Mussolini's regime in Italy. In particular, it draws upon new research to challenge what has been the most influential paradigm over the last couple of decades, namely, the interpretation of Italian fascism as a consensual dictatorship. more...

  • Calamities and the Economy in Renaissance Italyby Guido Alfani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    Italy faced a number of catastrophes in the long sixteenth century. This economic and demographic history follows the consequences of these catastrophes - the action of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse - War, Famine and Plague, all followed by Death. more...

  • Revisioning Italyby Beverly Allen; Mary Russo

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 79.50

    This volume covers a range of subjects drawn from Italy and abroad to study the historical and contemporary formations of Italian national identity. In doing so, the work illuminates Italy past and present as well as the local and global dimensions of national identity in general. more...

  • People and Identity in Ostrogothic Italy, 489?554by Patrick Amory

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 68.00 US$ 55.76

    A new view of the Goths of Italy, challenging racist, nationalist assumptions about barbarian groups. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Cultureby Zygmunt G. Baranski; Rebecca J. West

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. more...

  • The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italyby Derek Beales; Eugenio F. Biagini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This book introduces the reader to the relationship between the Italian national movement, achieved by the Risorgimento, and the Italian unification in 1860. These themes are discussed in detail and related to the broader European theatre. Covering the literary, cultural, religious and political history of the period, Beales and Biagini show Italy... more...

  • Fascist Modernitiesby Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat's innovative cultural history of Mussolini's dictatorship is a provocative discussion of the meanings of modernity in interwar Italy. Eloquent, pathbreaking, and deft in its use of a broad range of materials, this work argues that fascism appealed to many Italian intellectuals as a new model of modernity that would resolve the contemporary... more...

  • Mussolini and Fascist Italyby Martin Blinkhorn

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 30.95

    In Mussolini and Fascist Italy Martin Blinkhorn explains the significance of the man, the movement and the regime which dominated Italian life between 1922 and the closing stages of the Second World War.  He examines:   those aspects of post-Risorgimento Italy which provided the longterm context vital to an understanding of Fascism   the social... more...