Syllabus: Introduction. Why study another country?
Part: The Peculiarities of Italian History
Too much Heritage. Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance: how much does it matter? Coming to terms with Decline: how Italy left Europe Risorgimento: how special was Italian Nationalism? Fascism: a detour or a revelation? Wartime: the Italian experience White and Red: Catholicism and Communism in Postwar Italy
Part II: Debates and explanations
Amoral Familism Clientelism Civil Society Back to Culture?