Risorgimento: The History of Italy from Napolean to Nation State


A provocative and readable examination of the Risorgimento and the Italian unification, incorporating the latest research.

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A provocative and readable examination of the Risorgimento and the Italian unification, incorporating the latest research.

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"While Riall's appraisal of over a century of liberal, conservative, and Marxist historiography is most informative, her evaluation of the most recent analyses that have challenged and revitalized the study of the Risorgimento provides valuable insights into contemporary scholarship's concern with the bonds that connect the evolution of the modern nation-state to ideas, symbols, and culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230216709
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,354,619
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.93 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Riall is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK and is the author of Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power (1859-1866) (Oxford University Press, 1998), and Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero (Yale University Press, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Risorgimento, Reform and Revolution
The Risorgimento and the History of Italy
The Politics of Restoration
Social Conflict and Social Change
Growth, Stagnation and Economic Difference
Nation, Identity and Nationalist Politics
Italian Unification

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