Early Modern Italy is a fascinating survey of society in Italy from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries - the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Covering the whole of the Peninsula from the Venetian Republic, to Florence, through to Naples it shows how the huge economic, cultural and social divides of the period still affect the stability of present day united Italy.
This is an essential guide to one of the most vibrant yet tempestuous periods of Italian history.
'In preparing this book, Christopher Black has handled an impressive range of publications covering some three centuries of various aspects of Italian social history...students, scholars and teachers of the period will be grateful for a helpful introductory discussion of a wide range of topics, which the bibliography will prove very useful for developing.' - Peter Laven, English Historical Review, June 2002
'This is a useful guide to recent developments in social history across Italy as a whole.' - History