Second edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy and its struggle to forge itself as a nation state. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate recent developments and includes a new section on twenty-first-century Italy, a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliographical essay.
About the Author
Christopher Duggan is Professor of Modern Italian History at the University of Reading. He has written extensively on many aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italy. His books include Fascism and the Mafia (1989), Francesco Crispi: From Nation to Nationalism (2002), The Force of Destiny: A History of Italy since 1796 (2007) and Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy (2012). All his books have been translated into Italian. He is a Commendatore of the Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana, a title conferred by the President of Italy.