In this course we will discuss the history of Italy, a story that has a hundred and fifty. It will be discussed, rather than tell it. Given that this is a possible interpretation of the history of Italy, they not "how are really panned out." An interpretation that revolves around two seemingly contradictory assumptions. On the one hand, if it is viewed in the long term, Italy is a country of great achievements. It was governed by suburban standards and authoritarian regimes, and in 1861 became a national state that is inspired by models of European liberalism. It appeared as a poor territory and reaches, in the late 900, the GDP per capita of German and English. It had no bearing on the geopolitical level and becomes, already at the end of 800, a medium-sized power. On the other hand, the Italian has a history of internal splits, territorial imbalances, bloody conflicts, civil wars. Just think of the divisions of the Risorgimento movement, the "banditry" post-unification, the clash between fascists and socialists in the postwar period, to the 1943-45 civil war, the massacres of the Second World War, the season of terrorism and even that "the war civil cold "between Berlusconi and antiberlusconiani that marked the last two decades. Well, how it was possible the coexistence of big hits and major conflicts? Italy among the "miracles" and Italy's tragedies? One answer may lie in the political and social stability of the country, a result of long-governmental and parliamentary tradition of "centrism", and a wise governance of the suburbs, especially Southerners, by the central political class. In the lessons these phenomena will be addressed starting, each time, by a concretely or symbolically significant event of the different periods and problems.
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