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A history of Italy

Author: Claudia Baldoli
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Palgrave essential histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Intertwining the history of art, literature, food, music, and religion, Baldoli explores Italy's history from the Middle Ages to the present. The book offers an insight into continuities across past and present day Italian culture, politics, and identity, drawing on a range of recent historiography and contemporary sources"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Baldoli
ISBN: 9781403986153 1403986150 9781403986160 1403986169
OCLC Number: 232981064
Description: xix, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The 'barbarian' Middle Ages : invasions, culture, religion --
The Middle Ages of the cities --
The Middle Ages of the courts --
Renaissance Italy : from the European model to the 'end of Italy'? --
Under popes and distant kings : Italy in the age of the Baroque --
A national melodrama : the epic of the Risorgimento --
Liberal Italy --
From hunger to hedonism : Italy in the twentieth century.
Series Title: Palgrave essential histories.
Responsibility: Claudia Baldoli.

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Offering a way into each period of Italian history, the book brings Italy's past to life with extracts from poetry, novels and music. Drawing on the latest research published in English and Italian,  Read more...

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