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The Reinterpretation of Italian Economic History: From Unification to the Great War

Fenoaltea, Stefano

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 110765808X / ISBN 13: 9781107658080
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Title: The Reinterpretation of Italian Economic ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This book examines the economic development of post-unification Italy in its international context. Num Pages: 322 pages, 47 b/w illus. 4 maps 32 tables. BIC Classification: 1DST; KCZ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 231 x 152 x 21. Weight in Grams: 484. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107658080

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Synopsis: Post-Unification Italy was part of a wider world within which men and money circulated freely; it developed to the extent that those mobile resources chose to locate on its soil. The economy's cyclical movements reflected conditions in international financial markets, and were little affected by domestic policies. State intervention restricted the internal and international mobility of goods, and limited Italy's development: it kept the economy weak, reduced Italy's weight in the comity of nations, and paved the way for the frustrations and adventurism that would plunge the twentieth century into world war.

About the Author: Stefano Fenoaltea obtained his PhD in economics at Harvard University, where he studied under Alexander Gerschenkron and John R. Meyer. He has taught extensively at leading colleges and universities in the United States, and is now serving in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Rome (Tor Vergata). He has published widely in academic journals, and is best known for his work on slavery, medieval agriculture, and Italian development. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a consultant to the Istituto Centrale di Statistica and to the Bank of Italy; he is listed in Who's Who in the World.

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