• History of Italy

  • A Captivating Guide to Italian History, Starting from the First Settlements Through the Middle Ages to the Modern Period
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Italy, then pay attention....

It is not an easy job to draw the border between the history of Italy and the history of Rome. In so many places, the two political and geographical entities collide. They wouldn’t be possible without each other, but they each have their own story. 

Rome’s history is only a small fragment of Italy’s history. Although it is just a city, Rome was the birthplace of the republic, a great empire, and notable philosophers, poets, and artists. But on a larger scale, Rome expanded its borders, spreading not only through Italy, but also through the whole known world. In that context, Rome ceased being only a city; it also became a universal imperial symbol and the pride of Italy.

In History of Italy: A Captivating Guide to Italian History, Starting from the First Settlements through the Middle Ages to the Modern Period, you will discover topics such as:

  • The Bronze Age in Italy and the Early Settlements
  • Iron Age and Pre-Roman Italy
  • Italy in the Roman Period
  • Barbarian and Byzantine Italy
  • The Kingdom of the Lombards and the Emergence of the Papal States
  • Italy’s Place in the Holy Roman Empire
  • Italy’s Renaissance
  • The Modern History of Italy
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the history of Italy, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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Great summary

Italy has a very complex history, but this is a great audiobook to learn the basics

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Italy has an immense history. This book gives a excellent overview. Easy to follow and doesn’t overload you with unnecessary information.

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More than emperors

Most books about Italy are focused on Rome and the emperors who ruled it. But this book goes into great detail about the rest of Italy. Very well written and performed.

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Excellent!

An excellent audiobook that has so much detail. So much detail and so much information. Excellent!

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history of Italy and Europe

One of the interesting facts in this book that I learned was about the Unification of Italy in 1861, Before 1861 the country was divided into various states, and these states often were not self-governing but were instead ruled by other powers. I especially liked the chapter about the renaissance. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Helen Unsworth
  • 09-24-21

ANOTHER CAPTIVATING HISTORY SUCCESS FROM A CAPTIVATED LISTENER

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It is a comprehensive account of the growth of Italy from the Bronze Age onwards. It covers the many wars and conflicts, the resultant shifts in power and the political and economic struggle throughout this time. Definitely well worth listening to and I will return to it again and again.