Contemporary Italy: A Research Guide (Bibliographies and Indexes in World History)
Martin J. Bull
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A unique bibliographic and historiographic guide to the study of contemporary Italy, this book points to over 650 texts that have shaped the academic and scholarly study of postwar Italy. It is the first guide to include a genuine mix of English-language and Italian-language materials and to approach these materials in a historiographic as well as a bibliographic manner. It is an ideal guide for English, North American, and Italian scholars who have just begun their study of Italy or want to know more about research in areas outside their area of expertise.
Following the introduction, which outlines the context within which the evolution of Italian studies should be viewed, the book is divided into two parts. Part I includes five historiographic chapters providing a detailed survey and analysis of works published in history, politics, government, the economy, and society. Part II is an annotated bibliographic guide to all of the texts pointed to in Part I.
country's emergence as a leading industrial power. The most useful studies are R. Borcio and G. Lodi, La sfida verde: il movimento ecologista in Italia (1988) [2.88], Mario Diani, hole nelVarcipelago: il movimento ecologista in Italia (1988) [2.93], and R. Del Carria, Ilpotere diffuso: i Verdi in Italia (1988) [2.92]. Politics 23 There are several new parties or 'movement-parties' which have risen to prominence in the 1990s as a consequence of the effective meltdown of the old party system.
Wagner-Pacifici, Robin Erica. The Moro Morality Play. Terrorism as Social Drama. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. An unusual but readable book, adopting a dramaturgic approach to the Moro kidnapping. BIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS, SPEECHES, WRITINGS 1.82 Andreotti, Giulio. Intervista su De Gasperi. Bari: Laterza, 1977. The most prevalent politician of the Italian Republic (seven-times Prime Minister Andreotti) being interviewed about the politician most associated with the postwar settlement
capitalismo italiano. Bari: Laterza, 1977. A book-length interview with the ex-Governor of the Bank of Italy about the state of the Italian economy in the 1970s. 1.85 Colombo, Furio. In Italy. Post War Political Life: interviews with Andreotti, Nenni, Terracini, Spriano, La Malfa, Lama, Saraceno, Carli. New York: Karz Publishers, 1981. One of the few books in English which interviews top politicians and other leading figures in Italian political and economic life. 1.86 Coppola, Aniellio.
final victory and uses previously unused archive documents in Britain, Italy and the Vatican. It is the only book in English which deals in detail with this period and is a rivetting read, although it does not take into account some interpretations of the period which have appeared in Italian, such as those of the Resistance. Until recently there were three main texts on the Resistance: R. Battaglia, Storia della Resistenza (1964) [ 1.19], Guido Quazza, Resistenza e Storia d 'Italia (1976) [
movimento cattolico in Italia 1860-1980. Torino: Marietti, 1981-1984. Vol 1: Ifatti e le idee (1981); Vol. 2:1protagonisti (1982); Vol. 3: Lefigurerappresentative (1984). Wide-ranging historical dictionary covering all significant aspects of the Catholic movement. 122 Bibliography 5.87 Evans, Robert H. Life and Politics in a Venetian Community. Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1976. Local case study of a Venetain town which brings out the role of religion in municipal politics. 5.88