Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State 1980-2001 by Paul Ginsborg

Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State 1980-2001 by Paul Ginsborg soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: The sequel to Paul Ginsborgs A History of Contemporary Italy takes the story through the 1980s and 1990s. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain and yet they are very different, with the author emphasising the central role of the family in Italy.

In this long-awaited book (already a major bestseller in Italy) Ginsborg has created a fascinating, sophisticated and definitive account of how Italy has coped, or failed to cope, with the past two decades. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain the countries have roughly the same extent, population size and GNP and yet they are fantastically different. Ginsborg sees this difference as most fundamentally clear in the role of the family and it is the family which is at the heart of Italian politics and business. Anyone wishing to understand contemporary Italy will find it essential to have this enormously attractive and intelligent book.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 520 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my History Italy catalogue?

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