Presents some 350 entries on chief characteristics of Italy's social, political, and cultural changes since the Napoleonic era, illustrating the rich complexity of Italy's evolution, especially in the 20th century. Special attention is paid to political figures, formative events, and intellectual movements. Includes a chronology. Gilbert is a professor in Italian studies at the University of Bath, England. Nilsson is retired from the Dickinson College Center for International Studies in Bologna, Italy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-462).
Editor's Foreword / Jon Woronoff
Table 1. Royal Heads of State
Table 2. Heads of Government, 1861-1945
Table 3. Elections to the Chamber of Deputies, 1861-1924
Table 4. National Secretaries of the PNF
Table 5. Presidents of the Republic, 1946-1997
Table 6. Italian Cabinets and Prime Ministers since 1945
Table 7. Elections to the Chamber of Deputies, 1946-1992
Table 8. Elections to the Senate, 1948-1992
Table 9. The General Election of March 27, 1994
Table 10. The General Election of April 21, 1996
Table 11. General Elections of March 27, 1994, and April 21, 1996
Table 12. Italian Resident Population by Census Return, 1861-1991
Table 13. Distribution of Working Population by Sector, 1861-1991
Table 14. Italian GNP at Constant 1938 Figures, 1861-1951
Table 15. Annual Economic Growth, 1952-1974: The Economic Miracle
Table 16. The Steady Growth of a Mature Economy: The Italian Economy in the 1990s
Table 17. Total School Enrollment, 1993-1994
Table 18. The European Union: 1996 Populations, Gross Domestic Product, and Approximate GDP per Capita.
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