Politics and culture in post-war Italy

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  • Italy -- Politics and government -- 1945-1976.,
  • Italy -- Politics and government -- 1976-1994.,
  • Italy -- Politics and government -- 1994-,
  • Italy -- Social conditions -- 1945-1976.,
  • Italy -- Social conditions -- 1976-1994.,
  • Italy -- Social conditions -- 1994-

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Statementedited by Linda Risso and Monica Boria.
ContributionsRisso, Linda., Boria, Monica.
LC ClassificationsDG577 .P655 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21275197M
ISBN 101904303919

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