Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

A Short History

2nd Edition

$29.99 (G)

  • Date Published: January 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521000727

$ 29.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Intended for the student of Italian history and culture as well as the general reader, this new edition presents a clear and concise account of the principal developments in Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day. Dr. Jonathan Morris has updated the late Professor Hearder's long-established and highly successful work with an authoritative account of development in Italy over the past decade.

    • Up-to-date new edition of authoritative and highly successful book
    • Comprehensive coverage of Italian history from the Ice Age to the present day
    • Lucid and engaging account with appeal for the general reader
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'There is a fine introduction to the culture of the Renaissance and an equally positive account of the Risorgimento on which Hearder was such an expert … another well produced and illustrated book.' Robert Pearce, History Today

    '… there are few English historians of Italy who write with the same ease and clarity as Hearder. Equally, there are few who would be able to manage the trick, as Hearder does, of condensing 3,000 years of history into one slim volume while still providing the reader with a detailed narrative of events and personalities, and a sense of historical perspective. it is for these reasons that Italy: A Short History deserves a second outing.' History

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521000727
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Italy in the classical world
    2. The early Middle Ages
    3. The high Middle Ages
    4. The Renaissance
    5. The political and cultural eclipse of Italy
    6. The Risorgimento, 1790–1861
    7. From Unification to Fascism, 1861–1922
    8. The Fascist disaster, 1922–45
    9. Italy since the Second World War, 1945–2000.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Italian Comedy Prep Seminar
    • Italian Cultural Heritage
    • Italian Culture and Civilization
    • Survey of Italian Literature 1
  • Author

    Harry Hearder
    The late Harry Hearder, who died in 1996, was a Professor at the University of Wales. His many publications on European and Italian history include Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 2nd edition (1988) and Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento (1983).

    With contributions by

    Jonathan Morris, University College London
    Jonathan Morris is Lecturer in Modern European History at University College, London. His publications include The Political Economy of Shopkeeping in Milan 1886–1922 (Cambridge, 1983). He is editor of the Journal of Contemporary European History.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.