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  History of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Italy is largely homogeneous linguistically and religiously but is diverse culturally, economically, and politically.
Italy became an oft-changing succession of small states, principalities, and kingdoms, which fought among themselves and were subject to ambitions of foreign powers.
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II.
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 A short history of Italy
Italy becomes an oft-changing succession of small states, principalities and kingdoms, which fought among themselves and are subject to ambitions of foreign powers.
Sardinia is restyled in 1861 in the Kingdom of Italy.
Italy is a co-founder of the European Communities in 1957 (renamed European Union in 1993).
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 History Of Italy
And indeed, in a convulsive and tumultuous history, in which gloriously creative and original periods have alternated with periods of corruption, devastation, and despair, the dimensions of Italian history have been universal or municipal, but never, until the 19th century, were they national.
Italy no longer had any special and individual place in the empire, and the establishment of the new seat of empire at Constantinople in 330 was symptomatic of the decline of Italy and symbolic of the increased importance of the East, even though the new imperial capital was closely modeled after Rome.
Italy maintained the integrity of its territory, was able to protect its boundary with France, and was assured of the continued possession of Rome.
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 Brief History of Italy | Asia Travel Europe
Italy, history of since earliest times the history of Italy has been influenced by cultural and political divisions resulting from the peninsula's disparate geography and by circumstances that made Italy the scene of many of Europe's most important struggles for power.
Peninsular Italy was administered from its capital at RAVENNA as merely one division of the empire, although the Byzantines gradually and grudgingly admitted the ecclesiastical primacy of Rome in the West.
By 1550 almost all Italy had been subjugated by the Habsburg ruler CHARLES V, who was both Holy Roman emperor and king of Spain; when Charles abdicated in 1555-56, dividing the Habsburg territories between his brother Emperor FERDINAND I and his son PHILIP II of Spain, Italy was part of the latter's inheritance.
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 History of ITALY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Italy, meaning the entire peninsula south of the Alps, is known as such from about the 1st century BC.
Around 700 BC the majority of the tribes in Italy are relatively recent arrivals, either by land from the north or by sea across the Adriatic.
By 572 the whole of Italy north of the Po is in their hands (a disaster with one positive result, in the foundation of Venice).
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 History of Italy and its Italian Heritage
Italy, however, was restored to the imperial fold under the Byzantine emperor, Justinian, and thereafter, until the Saracen invasions in the ninth century and the Norman invasions in the eleventh, much of southern and central Italy formed a dependency of the Eastern Roman Empire.
Throughout the Renaissance, Italy was continually beset by wars among the rival city-states, which gradually succumbed to such petty tyrants as the Visconti and Sforzas of Milan, the Medici of Florence, the Estes of Ferrara, the Gonzagas of Mantua, and the Malatestas of Rimini.
Italy is a place that you would be proud to display your Italian genealogy, family coat of arms or surname history.
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 History of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
From 1861 until 1922 Italy was a constitutional monarchy with a parliament mostly elected with restricted suffrage (in 1913 the first universal male suffrage election held).
Under the postwar settlement Italy received most the territories promised in the 1915 agreement for Dalmatia which was mostly given to newly formed Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Under the 1947 peace treaty minor adjustments were made Italy's frontier with France the eastern border was transferred to Yugoslavia and the area around the city Trieste was designated a free territory.
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 FOCUS on ITALY - History
This period was characterized by frequent alternation in climatic conditions, with consequent phases of expansion and retreat in the Alpine and Apennine glaciers and relative variations in sea level.
His brother-in-law Murat ascended the throne of Naples; the Kingdom of Italy was expanded with the Trentino and Alto Adige (the latter fiercely defended by Andreas Hofer); and Tuscany and the Papal States were incorporated in the new French Empire (Peace of Schnbrunn, 14 October 1810).
Gradually, Italy's good relations with France, Britain and the Soviet Union (whose revolutionary government Italy was the first country to recognize) deteriorated, while her links with Hitler's Germany increased (Rome-Berlin Axis, 1936).
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 Italy History & Italy Culture | iExplore.com
Italy’s colonial conquests were limited (largely due to the failure of the Ethiopian campaigns) and the rulers enjoyed more success in their efforts to consolidate their own position at home, despite the considerable distractions of the various complex struggles in the Balkans.
Italy was now run by a tycoon for whom the distinction between the interests of the nation and those of his commercial empire were, to say the least, blurred.
Italy’s historic trade performance has been all the more impressive given the dearth of raw materials, in particular the fact that all of the country’s oil and many of its raw materials must be imported.
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 History of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Under the Lateran Pacts of 1929, which were confirmed by the present constitution, the state of Vatican City is recognized by Italy as an independent, sovereign entity.
From 1992 to 1997, Italy faced significant challenges as voters--disenchanted with past political paralysis, massive government debt, extensive corruption, and organized crime's considerable influence--demanded political, economic, and ethical reforms.
In April 1996, national elections led to the victory of a center-left coalition (the Olive Tree) under the leadership of Romano Prodi.
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 Medieval History of Italy
Italy's geographic position, as well as its importance as the seat of power during the Roman empire makes this country rich in medieval history.
But Italy was far from vanquished, and its rise continued through religious power, and its importance along trading routes.
Medieval Italy was an intoxicating mix of ancient Roman architecture, rising theocratic power, and artistic rebellion that would lead to this country's foundation as the heart of the Renaissance.
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 Italy History - TravelPuppy.com
Italy has only been unified since 1861, the rich and the complex history of the peninsula has, perhaps more than that of any other country, influenced the course of European development, particularly in the areas of culture and political thought.
Italy’s colonial conquests were limited and the rulers enjoyed more success in their efforts to consolidate their own position at home, despite the considerable distractions of the various complex struggles in the Balkans.
It also drew on the pre-republic history of Italy and the distinct histories of the northern and southern parts of the country.
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 Welcome to Italy1 History Page La Storia Italiana in Inglese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The diverse cultural patterns of the early Iron Age were further complicated in the late 8th century BC by the arrival of Greek colonizers in the south and in Sicily and by the appearance of the ETRUSCANS in central Italy and the Po Valley.
During the following centuries the increasing extent of the Roman possessions outside Italy and the complexity of the imperial bureaucracy resulted in a decline in the importance of Italy itself, a process accelerated by the growing number of emperors born outside Italy, whose allegiances lay elsewhere.
The loss of temporal power, however, was to some degree compensated for by the growing importance of Italy as a center of Christianity: starting in the 2d century AD several bishoprics were founded--in Milan, Ravenna, Naples, Benevento, and elsewhere--in addition to that of Rome.
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 History of Italy - World Wide Web Virtual Library - Italian History Index - Historiography and Bibliographies
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project, designed by Paul Halsall at the History Department, Fordham University, New York: is made off "collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use." The sources are divided by periods and by geographical areas and contains thousands of electronic sources.
EDIT 16 is an essential reference point for any kind of research into the history of culture, and of books in particular, in the 16th Century Italy and, thanks to the identification of the items throughout the national territory, it provides an indispensable tool for the documentation, protection and improvement of Italy's cultural heritage.
The Italian History Index is a joint project between the European University Institute's Library and the History & Civilisation Department.
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 History of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 751 the Lombards seized Ravenna and the Exarchate of Ravenna was abolished.
Italy became a nation-state belatedly — on March 17, 1861, when most of the states of the peninsula were united under king Victor Emmanuel II of the Savoy dynasty, which ruled over Piedmont.
Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Union.
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 A Concise History of Italy
A Concise History of Italy is published by the Cambridge University Press and Christopher Duggan is a lecturer in Italian history and Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Italian Society at the University of Reading.
Italy as a unified country has only existed at two times: during the days of the Roman Empire and in modern times, when Italy was unified by a band of idealistic Italian nationalists lead by Giuseppi Garibaldi, in 1861.
Southern Italy was a center of Arab and Greek trade and the Norman court of this era was known for its wealth.
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 In Italy Online - Ethnic Italy - Jews In Italy
This image of history was frozen in time and will be remembered forever thanks to the Arch of Titus, where the Roman victory over the Jews was etched in stone.
hroughout history the situation of the Jews depended greatly on who was in control of either the Roman Empire or the Church.
Napolean gave Jews their civil and commercial rights and for once in history they were first-class citizens (except those who lived in the Papal State and Tuscany).
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 Italy: History
The Magyars plundered N Italy, and in the south the Arabs seized (917) Sicily and raided the mainland.
Yet to subsequent generations in Italy (especially in the 19th cent.), preoccupied with the concepts of national independence and political power, the political condition of 18th-century Italy represented national degradation.
Soon Italy suffered major reverses, and by July, 1943, it had lost its African possessions, its army was shattered, Sicily was falling to U.S. troops, and Italian cities (especially ports) were being bombed by the Allies.
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 Chronology Of Italy's History
ince earliest times the history of Italy has been influenced by cultural and political divisions resulting from the peninsula's disparate geography and by circumstances that made Italy the scene of many of the most important struggles for power in Europe.
Northern Italy was unified as the Kingdom of Italy under French rule in 1804
The Kingdom of Italy was formed, encompassing the entire peninsula except for Rome, Venice, and San Marino.
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 History of Italy
Aeneas eventually arrives in Italy and kills a bunch of local folks.
A copy of this Code was rediscovered in the 12th century in Italy and all the European nations adopted this Code as their law (Britain alone continued to use Germanic tribal law, based on precedent).
1870 AD Italy unified by Garibaldi and the modern state is born.
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 Accordion History in Italy
Before discussing the history of the accordion, it is important to point out that in the first half of the 19th century Italy was not the geographical and political entity we know today.
Thanks to excellent sales figures and the fact that orders were coming in from all over Italy, Soprani's brother Settimio, who until then had worked with his brother, decided to set up business alone and in 1872 opened his own workshop imitating Cesare Pancotti who in 1865 had started one of his own in Macerata.
Impressive data such as this can be explained by the important role played by the emigration of talented local artisans, workers and musicians who promoted their craft in accordion making within their adopted countries.
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 History of Umbria Italy ­ Holiday Home Umbria ­ Vacation Rentals - Real estate
Umbria, AKA the 'Green heart of Italy' is the only landlocked region of Italy.
It has a very central, and therefore strategic location, acting both as a north/south crossroads and as a gateway between two seas, the Adriatic and the Tirrenian.
At around one thousand years BC a tribe - probably of Indo-European origin - known as the Oscan-Umbrians (Umbri) arrived in the region, establishing many settlements and the foundations of towns and cities such as Terni, Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, Gubbio and Città di Castello.
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 Amazon.com: The History of Italy: Books: Francesco Guicciardini,Sidney Alexander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Title page of a first edition (Florence, 1561) of Guicciardini's The History of Italy in the possession of the translator.
History of Europe: From the Invasions to the Sixteenth Century by Henri Pirenne on page 148
The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy (Oxford Illustrated Histories) by George Holmes
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 Italy History Home Page
Since earliest times Italy has been impacted by cultural and political divisions resulting from the country's contrasting geography and by circumstances that made Italy the theatre of many important struggles over power in Europe.
Source: Bibliography: Burckhardt, Jakob, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860; repr.
1967); Larner, John, Italy in the Age of Dante and Petrarch (1980); Mack Smith, Denis, Italy: A Modern History, rev. ed.
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