One could argue that, in numerous ways, the history of Italy overlaps with the history of the entire world. There are significant events that have ultimately changed the history course of the European continent.
One example would be the paramount impact the Roman Empire had on the continent and the birth of the Renaissance. This is what makes the history of Italy such a compelling topic for every history enthusiast.
The fundamental purpose of this e-book isn’t to deliver a comprehensive overview of this country’s history, though. There are numerous specialty books that provide that. This e-book represents a brief sketch outlining the main events and people that played a noteworthy role in the shaping of the Italian culture.
It was quite difficult to choose from the many people and events that effectively changed the course of history. In addition to that, we would like to indicate that the book per se attempts to offer a general outline, as it is possible through a short narrative.
Considering the overwhelming number of critical events in the history of Italy, it is nearly impossible for two people to agree on the situations that they would include in a historical outline. On that note, what we focused on was the following:
- The rise and fall of the Roman Empire
- The Papacy
- The Renaissance
- Other crucial periods
All these are elements that contributed to making Italy such a charming and attractive traveling destination to many people. Italy is, without a doubt, a unique place in the world. It is only through its history that it managed to accomplish this.
So, let’s find out more about this beautiful country, shall we?