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.