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Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe examines the political machinations behind a visit to England in 1864 of the Italian patriot and ‘liberator’, darling of the English establishment and radicals alike.

Patricia Wright describes the first Italian attempt to capture Ethiopia.

During the winter of 1935-6, writes Patricia Wright, Italian armies overran Ethiopia and annexed the Empire to the Italian Crown.

Prospects seemed encouraging for the Italian Empire in 1940, writes Patricia Wright, but an arduous defeat ensued.

David Mitchell introduces the Italian Romantic poet who played a brief part upon the European political stage.

The prototype of nationalist hero, yet a great internationalist, Garibaldi believed passionately in freedom but did not, writes Denis Mack Smith, disdain dictatorial methods.

This elegantly conceived volume adds considerably to our knowledge and understanding of one of the most remarkable buildings to have been...

‘Oho! The Pope! How many divisions has he got?’ Recalling Stalin’s remark, Winston Churchill came up with a retort: the dictator’s interlocutor,...

In 1953 the Italian radical democrat and Anti-Fascist, Gaetano Salvemini, who found sanctuary from Mussolini’s dictatorship at Harvard, published...

The most desirable tourist destination of belle époque Europe, Venice became a major naval base during the First World War. Richard Bosworth looks at how La serenissima dealt with the years of peril during which it became a target of enemy bombers.

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