Cavour / Edition 1

Cavour / Edition 1

by H. Hearder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582018994

ISBN-13: 9780582018990

Pub. Date: 04/18/1995

Publisher: Longman

Born in Turin in 1810, Cavour abandoned an early military career because of his uncomfortable liberal opinions, to concentrate initially on restoring his family estates. After travels in France and England, he was drawn increasingly into the politics of his native Piedmont-then a backward and insignificant state, still reeling from comprehensive military defeat by

Overview

Born in Turin in 1810, Cavour abandoned an early military career because of his uncomfortable liberal opinions, to concentrate initially on restoring his family estates. After travels in France and England, he was drawn increasingly into the politics of his native Piedmont-then a backward and insignificant state, still reeling from comprehensive military defeat by Austria, the major occupying power of northern Italy. In 1852 he became its prime minister.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582018990
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
04/18/1995
Series:
Profiles in Power Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
1. Origins, boyhood and youth, 1810-30
2. Lover, farmer and speculator, 1830-48
3. Cavour's economic and political philosophy
4. Power and the first taste of European politics
5. The alliance with France 1856-59
6. The war of 1859: its preparations and consequences
7. Cavour and Gariboldi in the final struggle to reunite Italy, 1860-61
8. Cavour and the historians
9. Sequel and conclusions
Chronology
Bibliographical Note
Map
Index

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