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Free read ë The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796 102 With Italian reality After great sacrifice Italy was finally unified and turned out to be just as fragile impoverished and backward as it had been before The resentments this created led to Italy’s destructive role in World War I the subseuent rise of Mussolini and authoritarianism in the 1920s and ’30s and the nation's humiliating defeat in World War II This haunting legacy deeply informs the Italy of todayChristopher Duggan skillfully interweaves History may repeat itself but modern Italian history does seem unusually uniue Its union was nothing like that of Germany and its split north south nothing like that of the United States Duggan does a good job of drawing out these things

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Free read ë The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796 102 Italy's art music literature and architecture with its economic and social realities and political development to tell this extraordinary European story The first English language book to cover the full scope of modern Italy from its origins than two hundred years ago to the present The Force of Destiny is a brilliant and comprehensive study and a frightening example of how easily nation building and nationalism can slip toward authoritarianism and war Christopher Duggan died at only 57 and while that is tragic for all the usual reasons his contribution to the literature of modern Italian history is nevertheless immense This culminated in his masterful 2007 synthesis The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796 There is rather to that subtitle than may at first appear With a comparable book such as Jonathan Fenby s The History of Modern France there is at least a tacit assumption that say France is a noun with 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Free read ë The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796 102 A sweeping first of its kind history of the creation of modern ItalyThe birth of modern Italy was a messy affair Inspired by a small group of writers intellectuals and politicians Italy struggled in the first half of the nineteenth century to unite all Italians under one rule throwing aside a multitude of corrupt old rulers and foreign occupiers In the midst of this turmoil Italian politicians felt compelled by a “force of destiny” hideously at odds The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796 by Christopher Duggan is a history of Italy around the time of its independence up until the present The history often focuses on the literary and social aspects that many political events in the country sparked This work can be suarely defined as a post modern history First I will talk about the good This book does have some highly engaging content with interesting anecdotes from local peoples authors and political figures that existed through Italy s tumultuous history since 1796 For example the author euates scenes from Carlo Collodi s Pinocchio to Italian moral ineptitude The work is dotted with references like Pinocchio which can provide an interesting background to the historical analysis I was particularly impressed however with the uality of information on Italy s political climate Much of Italy s history has been dominated by political factionalism related to a strong sense of regional identity municipalism and the subseuent upheaval this has played in Italy s development with it s NorthSouth split or the characteristics of it s political landscape is fascinatingHowever there are many low points in this narrative For one the post modernist aspect of this history often detracts from the history itself An uneducated reader may have difficulty understanding the shift in events because they are barely mentioned at all For example the Occupation of Fiume in 1919 played an important part in Italian Fascist ideology and was a symbol of Italy s growing militarization This is all explained in detail but the annexation of Fiume in 1924 and the critical years that an independent Fiume played between 1919 1924 in Italy s international relationships with the UK and USA are not mentioned The annexation itself is only mentioned in parenthesis in less than a sentence Issues like these persist throughout the book The history is often sidelined for the analysis and this is a clear weakness in Duggan s work I would have found the development of Italy and the political social and economic conseuences of unification and subseuent historical events interesting if they were explained in any detail Instead tangent analysis often occurs and although some of these tangents are interesting they almost entirely focus on the ideological stance of Italy s current political climate and nothing else In all I would say this is a middling history in my opinion It focuses far too much on historical analysis which may or may not be coloured with the authors own prejudices and ideological viewpoints and far too little on the actual historical events in Italy since 1796 I would hesitantly recommend this book to those who have a background in Italian history or who know a lot of the background facts In this case the analysis may be refreshing If you are looking for a book to learn about Italian history however this one may be a skip

  • Hardcover
  • 675
  • The Force of Destiny A History of Italy Since 1796
  • Christopher Duggan
  • English
  • 15 December 2019
  • 9780618353675