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Author White, Steven F., 1950- author
Title Modern Italy's founding fathers : the making of a postwar republic / Steven F. White
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
book jacket
 Modern History Library  945.092092 W588    AVAILABLE    30550100679677
 人文社會聯圖  DG578 .W48 2020    AVAILABLE    30600020134665
Descript xi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-242) and index
"Modern Italy's Founding Fathers offers a fresh perspective on the genesis of the Italian Republic as viewed through the efforts of its three most influential leaders: Christian Democrat Alcide De Gasperi, Socialist Pietro Nenni and Communist Palmiro Togliatti. In concise, accessible prose, this work demonstrates how De Gasperi--the Republic's inaugural prime minister from 1945 to 1953--and his fellow statesmen's shared experience of Fascist oppression, belief in popular sovereignty, and ability to compromise despite deep ideological differences, enabled the creation of Italy's post-war republic. This is the first collective biography in English to examine the genesis of the Italian Republic, commencing with the overthrow of Mussolini in 1943 and concluding with De Gasperi's death in 1954. Drawing on the personal papers, speeches and writings of the three protagonists, on governmental and party archives, and on significant new Italian secondary scholarship, Steven F. White demonstrates how these leaders forged political practices and customs which continue to define Italian parliamentary life to the present day. Examining the interplay of personalities, leadership styles, ideas and political context, this study is a vital text for any student of modern Italy and, more broadly, of Cold War Europe"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Statesmen -- Italy -- Biography
De Gasperi, Alcide, 1881-1954
Nenni, Pietro, 1891-1980
Togliatti, Palmiro, 1893-1964
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1945-1976
Partito della democrazia cristiana -- Biography
Partito socialista italiano -- Biography
Partito comunista italiano -- Biography
Cold War
Fascism -- Italy -- History -- 20th century
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