Italy Since 1945

Paperback | September 1, 2000

EditorPatrick Mccarthy

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The Short Oxford History of Italy series, in seven volumes, will offer a complete History of Italy from the early middle ages to the present and, in each period, will present the most recent historical perspectives on Italian history. This means setting Italian history in the broader contextof European history as a whole. It also means questioning accepted interpretations of Italian history in each of these periods and, in particular, the idea that Italy's history has been significantly different from that of the rest of Europe. Each volume will emphasise how developments in Italy ineach period are best understood as variants on broader European patterns of political, economic social and cultural change. Italy since 1945 sets in context the tremendous changes that Italy has undergone in the last 55 years. In place of the land of pizza, sunshine, and soccer, McCarthy describes a developing nation: an economy that has found its own road to success via the piccole imprese with an increasingly strongstockmarket and more sophisticated banking; a dynamic, traditional, family centred society; and a political system struggling to modernize after forty years of Christian Democrat rule and Communist opposition. McCarthy also looks at the role of the Church, including Pius XII's wartime activities andthe 'foreign pope', John-Paul II before finally turning to sport in Italy - the only country to have 3 daily newspapers devoted to the subject. Athoritative, accessible, and absorbing, the book examines modern Italy through the eyes of 10 leading commentators and explores the Italian experience in the wider context of both the nation's past and its wider contemporary European position.

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The Short Oxford History of Italy series, in seven volumes, will offer a complete History of Italy from the early middle ages to the present and, in each period, will present the most recent historical perspectives on Italian history. This means setting Italian history in the broader contextof European history as a whole. It also means...

Patrick McCarthy is Professor of European Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Bologna

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198731698

ISBN - 13:9780198731696

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Table of Contents

Notes on AuthorsPatrick McCarthy: IntroductionPercy Allum: Italian Society TransformedVera Zamagni: Evolution of the EconomyGianfranco Pasquino: Political DevelopmentJohn L.Harper: Italy and the World since 1945Simonetta Tunesi: Italian Environmental Policies in the post-war periodPatrick McCarthy: The Church in post-war ItalySalvatore Lupo: The MafiaStefano Pivato: SportStephen Gundle: Memory and Identity: Popular Culture in post war ItalyRobert S.C.Gordon: Impegno and the Encounter with Modernity: 'High' Culture in post war ItalyPatrick McCarthy: ConclusionFurther ReadingChronologyMaps

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Italy Since 1945 represents the final volume in the excellent 'Short Oxford History of Italy Series. Will be a very welcome addition to the (already high-quality) historical surveys available on post-war Italy. History Vol. 87, Nick Carter, De Montfort University