The number one textbook on post-unification Italy fully revised and updated to 2006. This is essential reading for all students of Italian history.
Martin Clark was formerly reader in the Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Profiles in Power: Mussolini
Praise for previous editions: "Clark has produced an excellent example of what Italians like to describe, usually with admiration, as empirismo inglese" West European Politics "Martin Clark's Modern Italy has a big gap to fill, and plugs it admirablyaEURO| It can be read with pleasure and profit by specialist and general reader alike." P.J. Morgan, English Historical Review "Clark's well-organized chapters are the best short account so far available in English." P.A.Ginsborg, Times Literary Supplement