This classic textbook covers the social, economic and political history of Italy from unification in 1870 to the present time. This new edition brings students right up to date, with increased coverage of the the 1980's and 90's and a new section on the turbulent reign of Silvio Berlusconi. Other changes include updating the coverage of Liberal Italy and Fascism in the light of recent scholarship and changes in historiographical approach, additional material on Italian popular culture and a new chronology.
Praise for previous editions:
"Clark has produced an excellent example of what Italians like to describe, usually with admiration, as empirismo inglese" West European Politics
"Martin Clark's Modern Italy has a big gap to fill, and plugs it admirablyâ€¦ It can be read with pleasure and profit by specialist and general reader alike." P.J. Morgan, English Historical Review
"Clark's well-organized chapters are the best short account so far available in English." P.A.Ginsborg, Times Literary Supplement