By Giuseppe Finaldi
This booklet presents a story background of Italian colonialism from Italian unification within the 1860s to the 1st decade of the 20 th century; that's, it information Italy’s imperialism within the years of the Scramble for Africa. It offers with the criteria that drove Italy to go looking for territory in Africa within the 1870s and Eighties and describes the reasoning in the back of the trajectories followed and goals pursued.
The occasions that introduced Italy to open clash with the Ethiopian Empire culminating within the Italian defeat at Adowa in March 1896 are relevant to the ebook. besides the fact that its scope is way broader, as it considers the institution of Italian strength in Eritrea in addition to Somalia sooner than and after the defeat. via telling its historical past, it explains why Italy emerged irresolute and humiliated during this, its first thrust into Africa, but still decided to pursue enlargement sooner or later. The seeds for the conquest of Libya in 1911 and Ethiopia in 1935 have been sown.
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A History of Italian Colonialism, 1860–1907: Europe’s Last Empire (Empires in Perspective) by Giuseppe Finaldi