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The Resource The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples, David Gilmour

The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples, David Gilmour

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The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples
Title
The pursuit of Italy
Title remainder
a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples
Statement of responsibility
David Gilmour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author, a historian has provided a coherent, persuasive, and entertaining interpretation of the paradoxes of Italian life, past and present. Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? The author's exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero to the Medicis, from Garibaldi to the politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour's account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it. Italy's inhabitants identify themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Neapolitans. This book shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines, rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation. -- From publisher description
  • Historian David Gilmour has provided a coherent, persuasive, and entertaining interpretation of the paradoxes of Italian life, past and present. Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? Gilmour's exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great figures of the Italian past--from Cicero to the Medicis, from Garibaldi to the politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour's account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it. Italy's inhabitants identify themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Neapolitans. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines, rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilmour, David
Dewey number
945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG467
LC item number
.G55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples, David Gilmour
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diverse Italies -- Imperial Italies -- Cities and powers -- Adriatic Venice -- Disputed Italies -- Revolutionary Italies -- The making of Italy -- Legendary Italy -- Making Italians -- Nationalist Italy -- Fascist Italy -- Cold War Italy -- Modern Italy
Control code
706020981
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374283162
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706020981
Label
The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples, David Gilmour
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diverse Italies -- Imperial Italies -- Cities and powers -- Adriatic Venice -- Disputed Italies -- Revolutionary Italies -- The making of Italy -- Legendary Italy -- Making Italians -- Nationalist Italy -- Fascist Italy -- Cold War Italy -- Modern Italy
Control code
706020981
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374283162
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706020981

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