HIST318 - ITAL HIST 1789-PRESENT

Description: 
The seminar looks at the evolution of modern Italy from the Napoleonic Era through the unification of the Kingdom in 1861, through its crisis in the First World War and the subsequent struggle for control of the new mass society. It looks at the emergence of the first fascist regime and the first modern dictatorship under Benito Mussolini; the rise and consolidation of that dictatorship, its descent into anti-semitism, defeat in war and the civil war of 1943-45, which followed that defeat. Out of that crisis a new prosperous republic has grown. It traces that story to the latest stage, the curious media dictatorship of Silvio Berlusconi. Italian history contains in its history all the problems of modern Europe and some unique to it. Its culture through the pizza, the pasta and the fine consumer products has become world-wide, and its children live in large numbers in every major city in the world.
Instructors: 
STEINBERG, JONATHAN
Day and Time: 
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Room: 

WILLIAMS HALL 25

Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
  • ITAL318401
Syllabus: 
  • Major Concentrations: European
  • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: Europe