As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
hello all, can anyone help, i have been searching all day, i am trying to find who was the local rulers of these two towns around 1850, was there a count who ruled under a feudal system at the time and who was he, any help much appriciated, thankyou, regards, john
The link I'm providing you with gives you map's from c.500 to 1965 and along with it you can click on the text files next to any map. It gives a nice summary of the events and unification of that time.