Cavour / Edition 1

Cavour / Edition 1

by Harry Hearder, H. Hearder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582019036

ISBN-13: 9780582019034

Pub. Date: 04/12/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cavour was perhaps the key figure in the process of Italian unification. As prime minister of Piedmont, still reeling from military humiliation by Austria, he turned his backward and insignificant home state into the nucleus of the new Italy by his astute manipulation of the European great powers, becoming the united country's first prime minister in the year of

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Cavour was perhaps the key figure in the process of Italian unification. As prime minister of Piedmont, still reeling from military humiliation by Austria, he turned his backward and insignificant home state into the nucleus of the new Italy by his astute manipulation of the European great powers, becoming the united country's first prime minister in the year of his death, 1861. Harry Hearder's incisive study, setting Cavour and the Risorgimento in the full context of international European power-politics, reveals a ruthless, egocentric and far from balanced man - but a politician of genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582019034
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/1995
Series:
Profiles In Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Ch. 1Origins, Boyhood and Youth, 1810-301
Ch. 2Lover, Farmer and Speculator, 1830-4812
Ch. 3Cavour's Economic and Political Philosophy37
Ch. 4Power and the First Taste of European Politics, 1848-5657
Ch. 5The Alliance with France, 1856-5999
Ch. 6The War of 1859: Its Preparations and Consequences136
Ch. 7Cavour and Garibaldi in the Final Struggle to Unite Italy, 1860-61154
Ch. 8Cavour and the Historians176
Ch. 9Sequel and Conclusion199
Chronology209
Bibliographical Note214
Map217
Index220

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