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Modern Italy : a political history

Author: Denis Mack Smith
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1997.
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A political history of modern Italy, tracing events from 1861 when Count Camillo Cavour proclaimed a united Italian kingdom, to the formation of a Second Republic after the 1992 revolt of the electorate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Mack Smith
ISBN: 0472108956 9780472108954
OCLC Number: 36865665
Description: x, 534 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1. Italy before 1861. The "geographical expression" --
The idea of national unity --
Mazzini, Garibaldi, and the revolutionaries --
Cavour and the expansion of Piedmont --
Section 2. The political and economic scene. The constitution, the King, and Parliament --
The social hierarchy --
Agriculture and industry --
Immediate political problems --
Section 3. The first decade, 1861-1871. Ricasoli, Rattazzi, and Minghetti, 1861-1865 --
Counterrevolution and brigandage, 1850-1865 --
The war for Venice, 1866 --
Financial and other problems, 1866-1867 --
The capture of Rome --
Section 4. The nation asserts itself, 1870-1882. The last years of the right, 1870-1876 --
Depretis and transformation, 1870-1880 --
Foreign policy, 1860-1882 --
Colonial enterprise, 1860-1882 --
Section 5. The troubled period of Crispi, 1880-1893. Depretis and Crispi, 1880-1890 --
Irredentism and nationalist fervor --
Agriculture and industry, about 1880 --
The tariff war with France, 1887-1892 --
Corruption and the banks, 1889-1893 --
Section 6. Colonial defeat and political reaction, 1893-1900. Social unrest and Crispi's last ministry --
The Ethiopian war and the eclipse of Crispi --
Parliamentary government endangered, 1896-1900 --
Defects in the constitution --
Section 7. Giolitti and liberal reform, 1900-1911. Liberal government resumed, 1900-1904 --
Clerical and radical co-operation, 1904-1906 --
The "southern problem," and emigration --
Economic and cultural revival --
The last years of liberal reform, 1909-1911 --
Section 8. The onset of war. The German alliance, 1896-1911 --
The Libyan war, 1911-1912 --
Giolitti's system collapses, 1912-1914 --
Italy remains neutral, 1914 --
Intervention against Austria, 1915 --
Section 9. The war and its aftermath, 1915-1922. The conduct of war, 1915-1918 --
The peace settlement, 1918-1920 --
New political currents, 1919 --
Nitti and the rape of Fiume, 1919-1920 --
Giolitti and suicide of liberalism, 1920-1921 --
Bonomi and Facta, 1921-1922 --
Section 10. Mussolini's revolution, 1922-1925. Italy on the eve, Summer 1922 --
The March on Rome, October 26-30, 1922 --
Dictatorship emerges, 1922-1924 --
The defeat of Parliament and press, 1924-1925 --
Section 11. The theory and practice of fascism. The machinery and personnel of fascism --
Economic and social policy --
Fascist doctrine --
The standardization of culture --
Persecution and its effects --
Surviving institutions --
Section 12. Decline and fall of a Roman empire. Foreign policy, 1922-1936 --
Lack of restraint, 1936-1938 --
The drift toward war, 1938-1940 --
Military and political defeat, 1940-1943 --
Section 13. The transformation of Italy, 1943-1969. Liberation, 1943-1947 --
Postwar recovery --
Constitutional problems in the 1950s --
A move to the left: the early 1960s --
Section 14. Italian democracy in crisis. Terrorism, corruption and consociation, 1968-1981 --
The old regime begins to collapse, 1981-1992 --
Four attempts at reform, 1992-1995 --
An interim solution, 1996 --
Appendix: Prime Ministers of Italy, heads of state, Popes.
Responsibility: Denis Mack Smith.
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