By Martin Clark
$36.50 Paper Original
OUT OF PRINT
This engrossing short study is an ideal text for anyone studying the complexities of the Italian Risorgimento for the first time. The book opens with a general discussion of the Risorgimento and how the events leading to Italian unification in 1861 have been interpreted by historians. Full attention is given to the social, economic and religious context, as well as the rise of Cavour, foreign diplomacy and the military exploits of Garibaldi.
PART ONE: THE BACKGROUND 1. Introduction
PART TWO: DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS 2. The Impact of France 3. The Restoration States 4. Restoration: Society and Economy 5. Plots and Patriots 6. The Revolution of 1848 7. The 'Decade of Preparation', 1849-1859 8. The Unification of Italy, 1859-1861 9. United at last?
PART THREE: ASSESSMENT 10. Conclusion
PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS
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