A unique bibliographic and historiographic guide to the study of contemporary Italy, this book points to over 650 texts that have shaped the academic and scholarly study of postwar Italy. It is the first guide to include a genuine mix of English-language and Italian-language materials and to approach these materials in a historiographic as well as a bibliographic manner. It is an ideal guide for English, North American, and Italian scholars who have just begun their study of Italy or want to kw more about research in areas outside their area of expertise. Following the introduction, which outlines the context within which the evolution of Italian studies should be viewed, the book is divided into two parts. Part I includes five historiographic chapters providing a detailed survey and analysis of works published in history, politics, government, the ecomy, and society. Part II is an antated bibliographic guide to all of the texts pointed to in Part I.
MARTIN J. BULL is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History and Associate Director of the European Studies Research Institute at the University of Salford./e He is coeditor of the book West European Communist Parties after the Revolution of 1989 (1994) and is currently working on a book on Italian politics.