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Italy and Its Eastern Border, 1866-2016

By Marina Cattaruzza Copyright 2017
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This is the first scholarly work in Modern European History which elucidates consistently how border issues affect the history of nations and states in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book rethinks the Italian history of the last 150 years from the perspective of its eastern periphery and of the profound impact that events on the border had on the core of the country.


    1. The Kingdom of Italy and the Irredentist Dilemma

    2. From Irredentism to Nationalism

    3. World War I

    4. From the End of the War to the Treaty of Rapallo: 1918-1921

    5. Frontier Fascism

    6. The Italian Occupation in Slovenia and Dalmatia: 1941-1943

    7. The Eclipse of the Italian State: From September 8, 1943 to the Eve of the Yugoslav Occupation of Venezia Giulia

    8. From the "Race for Trieste" to the London Memorandum

    9. From the London Memorandum to the End of the Long Post-War Era

    10. Conclusion


    Marina Cattaruzza is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Universit├Ąt Bern.