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ISBN 13 : 9780521666220
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ISBN 13 : 9780521434928
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ISBN 13 : 0745627994
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ISBN 13 : 019162392X
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ISBN 13 : 9780521669627
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ISBN 13 : 9401202311
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Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929-2016

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ISBN 13 : 1487502923
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The Italian Cinema Book

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ISBN 13 : 1839020253
Pages : 392 pages
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ISBN 13 : 9780313324895
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ISBN 13 : 0816074747
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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1598849093
Pages : 526 pages
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Italy in the Nineteenth Century

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ISBN 13 : 019158679X
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Italy in the Nineteenth Century PDF Format Full Free by John A. Davis and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2000-09-21 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 context of 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 in each period are best understood as variants on broader European patterns of political, economic social and cultural change. This volume covers the period from the French Revolution to the end of the Nineteenth Century. Consisting of nine essays written by leading British and American historians, the volume shows how Italy's unexpected political unification and independence were inseparable from the impact of the broader processes of modernisation that were changing the face of Europe and the fabric of European society. The social and political tensions that fuelled the struggles for independence were rooted in Italy's difficult modernisation, which continued thereafter to threaten the consolidation of the new Italian state. But Italy's difficult modernisation did not preclude real change, and although Italy entered the twentieth century as a highly imperfect democracy it was not noticeably more imperfect, illiberal or divided than its nineteenth century European counter-parts, nor did the new challenges posed by the rise of mass society make fascism an inevitable outcome of the Risorgimento. Italy in the Nineteenth Century provides both the general and specialist reader with a critical but concise introduction to the most recent historical debates and perspectives.


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Dante's Comedy and the Ethics of Invective in Medieval Italy

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ISBN 13 : 1498567797
Pages : 351 pages
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Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies: A-J

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ISBN 13 : 1579583903
Pages : 2258 pages
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Great Italian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century / I grandi racconti italiani del Novecento: A Dual-Language Book

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ISBN 13 : 0486476316
Pages : 274 pages
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Kafka’s Italian Progeny

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ISBN 13 : 1487506309
Pages : 313 pages
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Inferno

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ISBN 13 : 0520361822
Pages : 478 pages
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Download Inferno PDF Format Full Free by Allen Mandelbaum and published by University of California Press. This book was released on 2021-05-28 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1998.