Cavour / Edition 1

Cavour / Edition 1

by Harry Hearder, H. Hearder
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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
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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >