The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Physical Desc
xv, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Status
Yavapai College - Prescott - Limbo - for items that libraries are putting up for donation
DG467.G55 2012
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Format
Book - Regular Print
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Language
English

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General Note
Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2011.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-414) and index.
Description
The author, a historian has provided a coherent, persuasive, and entertaining interpretation of the paradoxes of Italian life, past and present. Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? The author's exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero to the Medicis, from Garibaldi to the politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour's account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it. Italy's inhabitants identify themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Neapolitans. This book shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines, rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation. -- From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gilmour, D. (2012). The pursuit of Italy: a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples (First American paperback edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gilmour, David, 1952-. 2012. The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gilmour, David, 1952-. The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

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Gilmour, David. The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples First American paperback edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

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