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A history of contemporary Italy : society and politics, 1943-1988

Author: Paul Ginsborg
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ginsborg
ISBN: 1403961530 9781403961532
OCLC Number: 51549744
Description: 586 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Presidents of the Republic and Presidents of the Council of Ministers --
Italy at war --
Resistance and liberation --
The post-war settlement, 1945-8 --
The agrarian reform --
Christian Democracy in state and society --
Left-wing politics and the working-class movement in the 1950s --
The 'Economic Miracle', rural exodus and social transformation 1956-63 --
The Centre-left, 1958-68 --
The Era of Collective Action, 1968-73 --
Crisis, compromise and the 'Anni di Piombo', 1973-80 --
Italy in the 1980s --
Statistical appendix.
Responsibility: Paul Ginsborg.

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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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