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Italian Foreign Policy

The Statecraft of the Founders, 1870-96. Giovanni Agnelli Foundation Series in Italian History

By (author) Federico Chabod
Translated by William McCuaig
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 11th Jun 1996
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 34mm
Weight: 914g
ISBN-10: 0691044503
ISBN-13: 9780691044507
Barcode No: 9780691044507
Synopsis
Federico Chabod (1901-1960) was one of Italy's best-known historians, noted for his study of Italian history in a European context. This is a translation of his most important book, publication of the original being delayed by the fall of fascism and Chabod's active participation in the Italian Resistance. Chabod intended to write a new kind of diplomatic history - one in which political history is seen as part of a larger historical whole. He does not present a detailed chronological account of Italian foreign policy during the period studied, but rather the "moral and material" underpinnings of that policy. He presents a portrait of an age, with the real subjects being the Italian state and society, the ruling class, and political culture.

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"It is a most impressive and interesting work.... It is far more than a diplomatic history.... Chabod has produced a kind of total history that is a monument of scholarship, splendidly organized."--"Foreign Affairs"