The Unification of Italy 1815-1914 remains a key component of 19th Century historical general and specialist topics. It is also a major contribution to comprehending the eventual rise and demise of Mussolini’s Fascist State between 1922 and 1945. The topic is covered by all the major examination boards. The text also is a source for general European history in this period.
Provides a chronological but thematic structure upon the often complex process of Italian unification.
The causal factors behind the evolution of the Unification process.
Potted biographies of key personalities are included.
The whole span of the historiographical debate from its origins in 1861 to
Chapters are commenced with key questions, an historical contextualisation, sub title headings and end of chapter conclusion.
The chapter is enhanced by a primary source criticism questions, a quick reusable mind map and all threads pulled together via a learning zone tutorial
The Learning Zone Tutorial aids independent learning (a key issue for Ofsted) by offering the student reader all Key Questions, Key Skills, Key Terms and Definitions, 2/3 student activities, Supportive Material, Key Personalities and crucially Note Making Categories to aid efficient recall.
All text commentary is supported by an array of primary and secondary source referencing listed at the end of each chapter.
Blocked time lines in every chapter allow students to place change into its chronological context.
Throughout the text students are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and technical resources so crucial to examiners
The text places Italian Unification into its European context and questions the established orthodoxy. This is vital in essay construction and as route to the best grades
The book is concerned with mapping out the emergence of the Left and Right in Europe since the French Revolution. In the first section, it examines the evolution of Nationalism up to 1945. In the second, it examines Socialism and Communism over the same period and in the third, Social Democracy. At the end of each section a case study state is chosen against which the theory is examined in practice.
Explains in full emergence of left/right political ideologies in Europe ( 1789-1950)
Practical application of political ideologies during this period
Social cultural political and economic factors that lay behind the ideological movements
All chapters are enhanced with 1. Potted biographies 2. Timelines 3. Key word definitions 4. A* extra information 5. End of chapter mind maps to aid revision. 6. Learning zones which provide students with self-help information to aid comprehension 7. Extensive glossary 8. Supplementary reading lists. 9. Extensive usage of primary source documents to enhance essay construction. 10. Clear secondary source references to aid students in understanding of the major historiographical arguments that dominated the period
Each chapter teaches the student a different set of historical advance level skills crucial to exam success