Italy in the Nineteenth Century: 1796-1900

Synopsis

'... An extremely strong collection of essays.' HistoryCovering the period from the French Revolution to the end of the 19th Century, this volume sets the events leading to Italian Unification and the creation of an independent Italian state in the broader context of 19th Century European history. Challenging the view that the political failings of the Risorgimento and Italy's economic and social backwardness paved the way for fascism in the 20th century, it emphasises how similar Italy's social and political development was to that of other modernising European states in the same period, while explaining why Italy's experience of modernisation in the nineteenth century also proved particularly difficult. Italy in the Nineteenth Century provides both the general and specialist reader with a critical but concise introduction to the most recent historical debates and perspectives.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • John A. Davis
  • Alexander Grab
  • David Laven
  • Roland Sarti
  • Anthony Cardoza
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2000