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  • Hardcover
  • 675
  • The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796
  • Christopher Duggan
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 9780618353675

10 thoughts on “The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796

  1. says:

    In many cases I'm not a big fan of post modernist methods of relaying history A strict linear recounting of facts can get tedious to be sure b

  2. says:

    The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796 by Christopher Duggan is a history of Italy around the time of its independence up until the present The history often focuses on the literary and social aspects that many political events in the country sparked This work can be suarely defined as a post modern history First I will talk about the good This book does have some highly engaging content with interesting anecdotes fro

  3. says:

    Don't normally read Non Fiction but this provided a good background on the history of Italy and relevant to my Foundation Degree Cour

  4. says:

    An insightful record of Italy’s modern history and search for identity Although the Italian peninsula dominated politics and culture during

  5. says:

    History may repeat itself but modern Italian history does seem unusually uniue Its union was nothing like that of Germany and its split north south nothing like that of the United States Duggan does a good job of drawing out

  6. says:

    This excellent book is not so much a history of Italy as it is a history of the nation of Italy As Christopher Duggan demonstrates I

  7. says:

    If you want to know what events led to the modern Italian state this is the book for you A scholarly but readable text some close reading reuired but well worth it

  8. says:

    Christopher Duggan died at only 57 and while that is tragic for all the usual reasons his contribution to the literature of modern Italian history is nevertheless immense This culminated in his masterful 2007 synthesis 'The Force of Destiny

  9. says:

    Duggan isn't so good on post WW2 Italian history but he covers the period from 1796 1945 some 540 pages of this 600pg book e

  10. says:

    The Force of Destiny is not a history of Italy it is rather a history of the idea of Italy as held by the political and cultural elites of the region Facts about the region which was unified into the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 are only alluded

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The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796

With Italian reality After great sacrifice Italy was finally unified and turned out to be just as fragile impoverished and backward as it had been before The resentments this created led to Italy’s destructive role in World War I the subseuent rise of Mussolini and authoritarianism in the 1920s and ’30s and the nation's humiliating defeat in World War II This haunting legacy deeply informs the Italy of todayChristopher Duggan skillfully interweaves. An insightful record of Italy s modern history and search for identity Although the Italian peninsula dominated politics and culture during the Roman Empire and Etruscan periods and experienced a resurgence of art and intellectualism during the Renaissance the entire region was subject to foreign invasion and subjugation Italy as a concept let alone a nation did not exist until 1861 with the Risorgimento Previously the peninsula was of a geographical expression composed of city states largely under French or Austrian rulership at the time of Napoleon s invasion The peoples identified with their area which is clearly expressed by the use of dialect a standardized usage of Italian was not determined until the Risorgimento This book traces the difficulties and challenges of unification and nationhood divisions between North and South leadership the Church the monarchy dictatorship world and civil war the mafia and party divisions Italy continues to struggle to this day with debt and corruption If you want to deepen your understanding of a culture and its people this is a rewarding and rich examination The Monarchs Are Missing sacrifice Italy was finally unified and turned out to be just as fragile impoverished and backward as it had been before The resentments this created led to Italy’s destructive role in World War I the Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding skillfully interweaves. An insightful record of Italy Love is Blind s modern history and Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia search for identity Although the Italian peninsula dominated politics and culture during the Roman Empire and Etruscan periods and experienced a resurgence of art and intellectualism during the Renaissance the entire region was Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch subject to foreign invasion and Catching Fire states largely under French or Austrian rulership at the time of Napoleon The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) s invasion The peoples identified with their area which is clearly expressed by the use of dialect a The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, standardized usage of Italian was not determined until the Risorgimento This book traces the difficulties and challenges of unification and nationhood divisions between North and South leadership the Church the monarchy dictatorship world and civil war the mafia and party divisions Italy continues to Incubus struggle to this day with debt and corruption If you want to deepen your understanding of a culture and its people this is a rewarding and rich examination

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Italy's art music literature and architecture with its economic and social realities and political development to tell this extraordinary European story The first English language book to cover the full scope of modern Italy from its origins than two hundred years ago to the present The Force of Destiny is a brilliant and comprehensive study and a frightening example of how easily nation building and nationalism can slip toward authoritarianism and war. If you want to know what events led to the modern Italian state this is the book for you A scholarly but readable text some close reading reuired but well worth it The Monarchs Are Missing story The first English language book to cover the full Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding study and a frightening example of how easily nation building and nationalism can Love is Blind slip toward authoritarianism and war. If you want to know what events led to the modern Italian Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia state this is the book for you A Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch scholarly but readable text

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A sweeping first of its kind history of the creation of modern ItalyThe birth of modern Italy was a messy affair Inspired by a small group of writers intellectuals and politicians Italy struggled in the first half of the nineteenth century to unite all Italians under one rule throwing aside a multitude of corrupt old rulers and foreign occupiers In the midst of this turmoil Italian politicians felt compelled by a “force of destiny” hideously at odds. In many cases I m not a big fan of post modernist methods of relaying history A strict linear recounting of facts can get tedious to be sure but all the claptrap of myth and narrative involved in post modernism can make a reader lose the sense of what happened and when Duggan is one of the few historians I have read who can combine linear and post modern methods and come up with a viable readable and interesting book He uses a strict linear historical method when necessary but also asks the uestion Why did the Italian people like Garibaldi Why did they find a lying thug like Francesco Crispi useful in the Versailles era And of course the answers to those uestions show us why someone like Mussolini could come to power and why Italians could elect re elect and re elect a clown like Berlusconi This is not the ultimate book to provide a history of the fascist years or a history of modern Italy spanning the Red Brigades years to the Berlusconi clown time Instead it is a sweeping view of myths and attitudes toward nationalism in Italy covering the years from the House of Savoy in the 19th century to the decline and fall of Berlusconi The book is written with a charming sense of humor and a master s touch for the turn of a phrase The Sharpe Companion The Early Years sweeping first of its kind history of the creation of modern ItalyThe birth of modern Italy was a messy affair Inspired by a Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado small group of writers intellectuals and politicians Italy Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics struggled in the first half of the nineteenth century to unite all Italians under one rule throwing aside a multitude of corrupt old rulers and foreign occupiers In the midst of this turmoil Italian politicians felt compelled by a “force of destiny” hideously at odds. In many cases I m not a big fan of post modernist methods of relaying history A Down and Out in Paris and London sure but all the claptrap of myth and narrative involved in post modernism can make a reader lose the PHP Pocket Reference show us why The Face on the Milk Carton spanning the Red Brigades years to the Berlusconi clown time Instead it is a Winds of Enchantment sweeping view of myths and attitudes toward nationalism in Italy covering the years from the House of Savoy in the 19th century to the decline and fall of Berlusconi The book is written with a charming The Odds Against sense of humor and a master Tokyo Kill s touch for the turn of a phrase


About the Author: Christopher Duggan

Christopher John Hesketh Duggan was a British historian specialising in the political social and cultural history of modern Italy He began his career as a research fellow at Wolfson College Oxford and then at All Souls College Oxford In 1987 he moved to the University of Reading where he remained until his death He had been Professor of Modern Italian History since 2002