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A Short History of the Italian People

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Summary

FROM THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS TO THE ATTAINMENT OF UNITY
 
Contents include:
ITALY IN THE CENTURY PRECEDING THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS [284-395]
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS [395-476]
THE KINGDOM OF THEODORIC [476-553]
THE LOMBARDS, THE POPES, AND THE FRANKS [553-800]
THE BEGINNING OF THE MIDDLE AGES [800-1002]
THE NORMANS IN SOUTHERN ITALY; HENRY IV. AND HILDEBRAND [1002-1085]
THE RISE OF THE CITIES, AND THEIR CONFLICT WITH FREDERICK BARBAROSSA [1100-1183]
VENICE, GENOA, AND PISA, TO THE END OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY
ITALY AND THE HOUSE OF HOHENSTAUFEN [1185-1250]
FROM THE FALL OF THE HOHENSTAUFEN TO THE "BABY- LONISH CAPTIVITY" OF THE PAPACY [1250-1305]
THE RISE OF THE TYRANNIES: THE RISE OF FLORENCE [1250-1313]
ROME AND THE PAPACY DURING THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY [1305-1389]
NORTHERN ITALY DURING THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY [1313-1405]
THE AGE OF THE COUNCILS: THE RISE OF MEDICI AND SFORZA [1389-1450]
THE BALANCE OF POWER BETWEEN THE FIVE GREAT STATES OF ITALY [1450-1478]
ITALIAN STATECRAFT AND THE INVASION OF CHARLES VIII [1478-1495]
FROM THE RETREAT OF CHARLES VIII. TO THE SPANISH CONQUEST OF NAPLES [1495-1503]
THE PONTIFICATE OF JULIUS II. [1503-1513]
LEO X. AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LOMBARDY: THE BATTLE OF PAVIA [1513-1525]
THE SACK OF ROME -- THE PACIFICATION AND ENSLAVEMENT OF ITALY -- THE SIEGE AND FALL OF FLORENCE [1525-1530]
ITALY IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
THE GLORY AND DECLINE OF VENICE
THE SPANISH PROVINCES OF ITALY: THE POPES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
THE EVOLUTION OF SAVOY: THE POLITICAL CHANGES OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
NAPOLEON'S FIRST CONQUEST OF ITALY [1792-1799]
THE NAPOLEONIC ERA IN ITALY [1800-1851]
THE YEARS OF REACTION AND REPRESSION [1815-1846]
THE YEARS OF REVOLUTION [1846-1849]
CAVOUR AND THE MAKING OF ITALY [1849-1860]
THE COMPLETION OF ITALIAN UNITY [1860-1870]
EPILOGUE

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