A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 592 pages
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From a war-torn and poverty-stricken country, regional and predominantly agrarian, to the success story of recent years, Italy has witnessed the most profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its entire history. Yet the other recurrent theme of the period has been the overwhelming need for political reform--and the repeated failure to achieve it. Professor Ginsborg's authoritative work--the first to combine social and political perspectives--is concerned with both the tremendous achievements of contemporary Italy and "the continuities of its history that have not been easily set aside."

 

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An enlightening and detailed, if at times a little academic, modern history of Italy. Very well researched and presented with a fair overview of the competing players in this complex history. Read full review

Review: A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988

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Necessarily a bit dry and acronym heavy when dealing with party politics, this Marxist (in the purest, materialist sense) but objective and balanced account of Italy's extraordinary growth and change ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Chapter
8
Chapter
15
Resistance and Liberation
39
Chapter 3
72
Chapter 4
121
The Economic Miracle Rural Exodus and Social Transformation
210
Chapter 8
254
Chapter 9
298
Chapter 10
348
Notes
452
Bibliography
536
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Paul Ginsborg is Professor of Contemporary European History at the University of Florence. His previous publications include Daniele Manin and the Venetian Revolution of 1848-1849.

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