A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics 1943-1988 (Penguin History)

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In this long-awaited book (already a major bestseller in Italy) Ginsborg has created a fascinating, sophisticated and definitive account of how Italy has coped, or failed to cope, with the past two decades. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain - the countries have roughly the same extent, population size and GNP - and yet they are fantastically different. Ginsborg sees this difference as most fundamentally clear in the role of the family and it is the family which is at the heart of Italian politics and business. Anyone wishing to understand contemporary Italy will find it essential to have this enormously attractive and intelligent book.

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PAUL GINSBORG was born in London in 1945. He is currently Professor of Contemporary European History at the University of Florence and was formerly Reader in European Politics at Cambridge. His last book for Penguin was the now famous A HISTORY OFCONTEMPORARY ITALY, 1943-1988.

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“...the best single work on postwar Italian history...readers will find this work invaluable.” ―John S. Hill, History: Reviews of New Books

“A work of major importance. It has a moral grandeur and a coherence of interpretation and approach that all in all likelihood will ensure it classic status... No future account of the Italian republic will be able to ignore it.” ―Christopher Duggan, The Times Literary Supplement

“The achievement of Paul Ginsborg's massive volume is that the political drama is brilliantly interwoven with the whole cultural and economic history of the country... Page after page may be read with interest and delight by all true English lovers of Italy.” ―Michael Foot, Guardian

“This is the best account of contemporary Italian history available to the English reader.” ―Jonathan Morris, The Times

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