Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century by Roy Palmer DomenicoRemaking Italy in the Twentieth Century by Roy Palmer Domenico

Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century

byRoy Palmer Domenico

Paperback | November 13, 2002

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Although the unification of Italy in 1870 initially defined the nation's geographic boundaries, Italians faced the new challenge of determining their nation's social, political, and cultural identity as they entered the twentieth century. In Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century, noted scholar Roy P. Domenico examines the struggle between Liberals, Fascists, Marxists, and Catholics to recast the nation according to their visions. As he focuses on Italy's political course, Domenico deftly highlights the economic, social, and cultural changes that accompanied the shifts in governmental power. In describing those who shaped modern Italy, Domenico reveals how an agricultural society-divided by region, language, and culture-was transformed into a modern state, still faced with regional tension, ethnic division, and the problems inherent in post-modern society. Straightforward and succinct, Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century will be of great value to all interested in Italian history and culture.
Roy P. Domenico is associate professor of history at The University of Scranton.
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Title:Remaking Italy in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.98 × 5.82 × 0.58 inPublished:November 13, 2002Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0847696375

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Liberal Apex and Crisis Chapter 3 The Fascist Reformation Chapter 4 Defeat and Liberation Chapter 5 Christian Democracy and Prosperity Chapter 6 Toward the Twenty-first Century Chapter 7 Bibliography, Index, List of Abbreviations

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A balanced and concise history of modern Italy from the Liberal Age to the present. Domenico provides a good overview of political, economic, social, and religious Italian developments, supplemented by a useful annotated bibliography.