A Concise History of Italy by Christopher Duggan audiobook

A Concise History of Italy

By Christopher Duggan
Read by Jonathan Keeble

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Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. Christopher Duggan’s acclaimed introduction charts the country’s history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the present day, and surveys the difficulties Italy has faced during the last two centuries in forging a nation state. Duggan successfully weaves together political, economic, social and cultural history, and stresses the alternation between materialist and idealist programmes for forging a nation state. The audiobook includes coverage of 19th- and 20th-century Italy, as well as a section devoted to Italy in the 21st century. This is the ideal resource for those seeking an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to Italian history.

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Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. Christopher Duggan’s acclaimed introduction charts the country’s history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the present day, and surveys the difficulties Italy has faced during the last two centuries in forging a nation state. Duggan successfully weaves together political, economic, social and cultural history, and stresses the alternation between materialist and idealist programmes for forging a nation state. The audiobook includes coverage of 19th- and 20th-century Italy, as well as a section devoted to Italy in the 21st century. This is the ideal resource for those seeking an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to Italian history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A detailed, well-structured guide to the problems that still dog the heels of this geographically booted country.” Teaching History
“Narrator Jonathan Keeble brings a fine British accent and a pleasingly gruff voice to this account of Italy’s (mostly political and economic) history…His narration is thoughtful, showing attention to each sentence, yet still energetic, and he is very able at shaping phrases and conveying meaning. When there’s an opportunity to act (as in quotations) or add a bit of excitement (at the end of WWII, for example), he does. This is, overall, an intelligent and capable delivery of an informative overview of Italian history.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Christopher Duggan

Author Bio: Christopher Duggan

Christopher Duggan (1957–2015) was a professor of modern Italian history at the University of Reading. He had written extensively on many aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italy., and he earned a Commendatore of the Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana, a title conferred by the president of Italy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English