Italy and Its Monarchy

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Yale University Press, 1989 - 402 Seiten

Written by one of the world's leading historians of Italy, this provocative and highly readable book is the first major study of the Italian monarchy and its impact on Italy's history, from Unification in 1861 to the foundation of the Italian republic after the Second World War.

"Brilliant, . . . remarkable, . . . highly entertaining. . . . Only Mack Smith could have told what is finally so shabby a story with this combination of learning and bravura."--Nicholas Richardson, Sunday Times

"A brilliant narrative history of the political role of the kings of Italy. It is based on an immense range of sources."--Philip Mansel, Daily Telegraph

"Mack Smith is the leading writer in English on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian history. . . . [He] has now written a study of the Italian monarchy that subjects the four kings of united Italy to [. . . a] . . . debunking treatment. He shows how indispensable the monarchy was for the working of the Italian political system, but also how it was ultimately disastrous."--James Joll, New York Review of Books

"A welcome addition to libraries in the English-speaking world. . . . Denis Mack Smith shows masterful command of political and diplomatic sources and balanced historical judgment."--Clara M. Lovett, American Historical Review

"A book to be read and enjoyed. It is urbane [and] stylish."--Richard Bosworth, International History Review

 

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Inhalt

between pages 36 and 37
1
The king and the constitution 1861
5
An abortive march on Rome 1862
11
The war for Venice
23
Court politics 18667
33
railway station in Venice 5 April 1875
36
A failed revolution 1867
39
The conquest of Rome
48
Greatpower politics
173
Umberto II votes in the referendum 1946
180
Victory in Libya
182
Giolitti in difficulties 191214
191
Salandra 1914
197
To fight or not to fight?
205
Italy at war 191517
217
Defeat and triumph 191718
226

The Left in power
54
Death and retrospect
60
The new reign
71
Depretis and the transformation of parties
80
Crispi 188791
91
Crispi and the politics of force
106
Defeat in Africa
113
Umberto reasserts his authority
121
Two turbulent years
127
Retrospect
136
Queen Margherita 1900
140
A new direction in politics
147
between pages 148 and
149
Foreign policy 19004
155
Queen Elena 1900
158
The beginning of Giolittismo
163
Postwar difficulties
233
Fascism and the march on Rome
244
The fascist dictatorship
254
The diarchy
267
Alliance with Germany
275
Italy drifts into war
287
The regime disintegrates
294
Mussolini is dismissed
300
The armistice
306
The flight from Rome
316
The monarchy under attack
323
Umberto II
330
Abbreviations and Acknowledgements
343
List of prime ministers of Italy
391
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Über den Autor (1989)

David Mack Smith was born in London, England on March 3, 1920. He attended Haileybury College in Hertfordshire and studied history at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He taught at Clifton College in Bristol and served in the war cabinet during World War II. In 1947, he became a fellow at Peterhouse College, where he taught until he was elected a senior research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, in 1962. He retired in 1987. He wrote numerous books about modern Italy including Cavour and Garibaldi 1860: A Study in Political Conflict; Italy: A Modern History; A History of Sicily written with Moses Finley; Mussolini's Roman Empire; Victor Emanuel, Cavour and the Risorgimento; and Italy and Its Monarchy. He wrote several biographies including Garibaldi: A Great Life in Brief, Cavour, Mazzini, and Mussolini: A Biography. He was the editor of The Making of Italy, 1796-1870 and Great Lives Observed: Garibaldi. He died on July 11, 2017 at the age of 97.

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