Modern Italy: A Short History

Modern Italy: A Short History

Modern Italy: A Short History

Modern Italy: A Short History

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THIS book makes no claim to scholarship, for I have relied entirely on the researches of other men as contained in their writings, and on a considerable knowledge of Italy and the Italians acquired during many visits to the peninsula.

I should like to express my appreciation of the admirable works from which I have freely drawn for facts, but especially of those of Bolton King, G. M. Trevelyan, and Luigi Villari, and my gratitude to my wife for her invaluable suggestions and criticisms.

I have used the usual English equivalents for Italian nouns, only employing the Italian when the use of English would be pedantic, as, for example, fascismo and fascista instead of their atrocious English translations.

I have for the same reason called the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Austria; the Kingdom of Sardinia, Piedmont; and the president of the council of ministers, the premier or prime minister.

G. B. McC.

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