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The Golden Horde: Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977 (The Italian List) (Paperback)

The Golden Horde: Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977 (The Italian List) By Nanni Balestrini (Editor), Primo Moroni (Editor), Richard Braude (Translated by), Richard Braude (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Nanni Balestrini (Editor), Primo Moroni (Editor), Richard Braude (Translated by), Richard Braude (Introduction by)
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The Golden Horde is a definitive work on the Italian revolutionary movements of the 1960s and ’70s.

An anthology of texts and fragments woven together with an original commentary, The Golden Horde widens our understanding of the full complexity and richness of radical thought and practice in Italy during the 1960s and ’70s. The book covers the generational turbulence of Italy’s postwar period, the transformations of Italian capitalism, the new analyses by worker-focused intellectuals, the student movement of 1968, the Hot Autumn of 1969, the extra-parliamentary groups of the early 1970s, the Red Brigades, the formation of a radical women’s movement, the development of Autonomia, and the build-up to the watershed moment of the spontaneous political movement of 1977. Far from being merely a handbook of political history, The Golden Horde also sheds light on two decades of Italian culture, including the newspapers, songs, journals, festivals, comics, and philosophy that these movements produced. The book features writings by Sergio Bologna, Umberto Eco, Elvio Fachinelli, Lea Melandri, Danilo Montaldi, Toni Negri, Raniero Panzieri, Franco Piperno, Rossana Rossanda, Paolo Virno, and others, as well as an in-depth introduction by translator Richard Braude outlining the work’s composition and development.
 

About the Author


Richard Braude is a translator and writer living in Palermo, Italy.

Richard Braude is a translator and writer living in Palermo, Italy.

Praise For…


"This classic book, now translated into English, uses eyewitness accounts from those decades to trace uprisings of workers and students in Italy, a country where the extreme left was particularly strong...This sprawling book vividly portrays the chaos, confusion, and contradictions of those years."
— Foreign Affairs

"The Golden Horde figures as an anthology and rather than being a straight ‘political’ or ‘workerist’ recounting the two authors include much information and assessment of the counter-cultural movements in Italy as well as the widespread factory struggles that mark the period . . . Moroni and Balestrini offer up this book as both a tool mémoire and as a way of charting 'the epoch defining passage from one phase of capitalism to another.'"
— Penniless Press Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781803091938
ISBN-10: 1803091932
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: March 8th, 2023
Pages: 690
Series: The Italian List