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K 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 asi. Good but dull and tedious Read like a textbook

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A History of Contemporary Italy Society and Politics 1943 1988

Hic 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 wor. 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 seriescourse 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 cool Americans saved everyone and planted their seeds of control Then the major Italian parties formed the DC Christian Democrats PCI Communists and PSI Socialists Ginsborg doesn t mention the crazy right wing guys like Lega Nord and Alleanza Nazionale but America kinda hated the Communists during the Cold War so they were doomed to be opposition forever At least until the late 70sBerlinguer

Summary A History of Contemporary Italy Society and Politics 1943 1988

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 demograp. 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


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

  1. 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 i

  2. says:

    The book interweaves the economic political and societal changes of a 45 period when Italy made the jump from a

  3. 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 R

  4. 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 seriescourse by him Anyway just for my own memory here are my takeaways w

  5. says:

    Necessarily a bit dry and acronym heavy when dealing with party politics this Marxist in the purest materialist sense but objective and balanc

  6. says:

    AMAZING This should have been my high school textbook on Italian historyOf COURSE the italian communist party was under the guide of the Sovie

  7. says:

    A detailed account of Italy from World War II to the end of the Italian First Republic Mr Ginsborg covers all the topics from the economic miracle to the year of lead related to terrorism in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s

  8. says:

    a very well reaserched book Accurate and well writtenItalians have a short memory they should all read this book funny that the best books about Italy are not written by Italians

  9. says:

    Good but dull and tedious Read like a textbook

  10. says:

    An enlightening and detailed if at times a little academic modern history of Italy Very well researched and presented with a fair overview of the competing players in this complex history

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