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Italy and the Suez Canal, from the Mid-nineteenth Century to the Cold War

A Mediterranean History

Palgrave Macmillan

Editors:

  • Offers the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Italy and the Suez Canal

  • Explores Italian contributions to the production and development of the Canal from the mid-19th century to the Cold War

  • Draws on mostly unpublished archival sources to reveal Italy’s contribution to the Canal

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Imperial Strategies in the Mediterranean, from the Mid-1860s to World War II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

About this book

Conceived in the 1850s and opened to navigation in 1869, the Suez Canal’s construction coincided with Italy’s path to unification and its first foray into nineteenth-century globalization. Since then, the history of Italy and the Canal have intertwined in many ways, throughout peace and war. This edited collection explores the fundamental technical, diplomatic and financial contributions that Italy made to the production of the Canal and to its subsequent development, from the mid-nineteenth century to the Cold War. Drawing from unpublished public and private archival sources, this book is the first comprehensive account of this long and multifaceted relationship, providing innovative perspectives on Italy’s diplomatic, economic, social, colonial and cultural history. An insightful read for those studying maritime, diplomatic or Italian history, this book contributes to a growing body of research on the Suez Canal, which has largely emerged from international business, labour and social history, and offers new insights into the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Barbara Curli is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Turin, Italy. She is an editorial board member of Italia Contemporanea and is on the Scientific Board of the Fondazione Leonardo – Civiltà delle Macchine.


Keywords

  • Euro-Mediterranean region
  • Maritime history
  • Labour history
  • Liberal era
  • Italian fascism
  • Ethiopian War
  • Cold War
  • 1956 Crisis
  • Globalization
  • Italian unification
  • Colonial encounters
  • Migration history

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento Culture, Politica e Società, Università di Torino, Turin, Italy

    Barbara Curli

About the editor


Barbara Curli is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Turin, Italy. She is an editorial board member of Italia Contemporanea and is on the Scientific Board of the Fondazione Leonardo – Civiltà delle Macchine.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Italy and the Suez Canal, from the Mid-nineteenth Century to the Cold War

  • Book Subtitle: A Mediterranean History

  • Editors: Barbara Curli

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88255-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-88254-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-88255-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIII, 411

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Italy, Diplomatic and International History, History of Technology, Political History

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-88255-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)