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The Failure of Italian Nationhood

The Geopolitics of a Troubled Identity

  • Manlio Graziano

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Introduction

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  3. Foreword: The ‘Original Sin’

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  4. The Original Characteristics

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  5. The Permanencies

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  6. Identity and Sovereignty

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About this book

Introduction

This book explains Italy s endless political instability and its historical, cultural and economic roots. It also illustrates why, even after the creation of the Italian state, Italy was never really unified. Piero Gobetti described fascism once as the "autobiography" of the Italian nation. This book explains why today it is possible to describe "berlusconism" - a cultural, political and social phenomenon in Italy- as the most recent version of this country s autobiography.

Keywords

cultural history Europe history internationalization mediterranean nation reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Manlio Graziano
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  1. 1.France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230113060
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-28867-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11306-0
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