A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics,

A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, From a war torn and poverty stricken country, regional and predominantly agrarian, to the success story of recent years, Italy has witnessed the most profound transformation economic, social and demographic in its entire history Yet the other recurrent theme of the period has been the overwhelming need for political reform and the repeated failure to achieve it Professor Ginsborg s authoritative work the first to combine social and political perspectives is concerned with both the tremendous achievements of contemporary Italy and the continuities of its history that have not been easily set aside


10 thoughts on “A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988

  1. Orsodimondo Orsodimondo says:

    TRA LA PERDUTA GENTECome dice il titolo, lo studio si ferma all anno 1988 Quello dopo il libro era gi nelle librerie, pubblicato Io l ho letto una manciata di anni dopo, ancora caldo.A me fa tremare le vene dei polsi trovare un testo sotto l etichetta di storia che analizza e racconta qualcosa che ancora sotto i nostri occhi, che non ancora passato I miei anni di studi storici mi


  2. Simon Wood Simon Wood says:

    POST WAR ITALY Paul Ginsborg s A History of Contemporary Italy begins with the Italians reaping the disastrous rewards of over two decades of Mussolini s rule The Allies have invaded southern Italy, and on the removal of El Duce the Germans invade from the north The author expertly portrays the chaotic situation, with an increasingly popular Resistance in the north fighting the Germans


  3. Bap Bap says:

    The book interweaves the economic, political, and societal changes of a 45 period when Italy made the jump from a backward state, where German and allied armies fought and a civil war raged to a modern state with an economy about the same size as Great Britain Italy had the largest neo fascist party in the west and the largest communist party as well Throughout all the center right christian


  4. Franco Vite Franco Vite says:

    Di tutte le monografie storiografiche mainstream uscite sulla storia dell Italia nel secondo dopoguerra, forse questa di Ginsborg la migliore Soprattutto nella parte del boom economico e nella transizione di fine anni 60 primi anni 70.Quando, per , si arriva ai pieni anni 70 son dolori, ed un peccato, ma da uno storico accademico, alla fine degli anni 80, forse non si poteva chiedere di pi.


  5. Pinko Palest Pinko Palest says:

    Really enjoyed this Political history as it should be done I just wish there were similar political histories for other countries as well The author deals with politics mainly through class, while not ignoring cultural factors He is perhaps overtly critical of the Italian Left s reformism while being consistently scathing of the Right s corruption, while acknowledging its tactical abilities


  6. Raul Raul says:

    Dovrebbe essere una lettura obbligatoria in tutte le scuole,


  7. Luca Dell& Luca Dell& says:

    Come molti, a scuola ho imparato la nostra storia solo fino alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale, e senza nemmeno troppi dettagli.Col desiderio di colmare finalmente questa mia ignoranza, ho comprato questo libro E fatto molto molto bene, ci sono dovizie di informazioni e dettagli, senza risultare per mai stucchevole Alcune parti risaltano in modo particolare, come la descrizione del boom economico italiano degl


  8. Angela Angela says:

    A huge, useful tome of post war Italian history Because it s basically a history book, it can be a bit dry and hard to stay focused on but kudos to Ginsborg for trying to cram all that info into my tiny brain I wish I could take this book as a lecture series course by him Anyway, just for my own memory, here are my takeaways well, first there was the war and the occupation by the evil Nazis That sucked Partisans were coo


  9. Ben Ben says:

    Necessarily a bit dry and acronym heavy when dealing with party politics, this Marxist in the purest, materialist sense but objective and balanced account of Italy s extraordinary growth and change in the post war period is otherwise a revelation From the volatile part the extreme left and extreme right played throughout the era, to the geographical and social divides in a country that began the period in medieval squalor in p


  10. Matteo Matteo says:

    AMAZING This should have been my high school textbook on Italian history.Of COURSE the italian communist party was under the guide of the Soviets and PRECISELY FOR THAT REASON they posed no threat to italian democracy in fact, they were a conservative force, restraining the revolutionary impulses of workers and landless peasants Remember that the Soviets played a very similar role in revolutionary spainit also helps to explain a gre


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