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Modern Italy 1871-1995 - Martin Clark

Longman, 1996, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Singly light reading crease to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

2nd edition. [First Edition: 1984] From the cover: “In September 1870 papal Rome fell to the troops of Victor Emmanuel II, and became the capital of a united Italy the following year. Martin Clark’s famous book is an analytical account of the political, economic and social history of the new country from that time to the present. Throughout, he lays particular emphasis on Italian society — on family life, literacy, leisure pursuits, religious practices and demography — and also on the unusually complex relationship between the institutions of the Italian State and the mass of the population. After examining the early attempts at nation-making, Dr Clark helps us to understand why, given the diversity and apparent backwardness of Italy before 1914, its Liberal regime in the 1920s was unable to withstand the rise of Fascism. He illuminates the peculiar character of Fascist Italy, and the reasons for its failure in wartime. He charts the increasing confidence and prosperity of the postwar nation, despite the fissiparity of its political system, and he considers its place in the new Europe; but he also shows how deeply rooted are the problems facing modern Italy, where current disputes reflect, and perpetuate, debates and divisions already centuries old.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: 474
ISBN: 0582051266

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