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This new Seminar Study will be welcomed by anyone studying the complexities of the Italian Risorgimento for the first time. The aim is to provide students unfamiliar with the subject with an up-to-date account of what happened and why, in as brief a span as possible. Throughout, the broader European context is emphasised and the subject is related to today's issues. The author argues that, despite appearances, the Risorgimento was not a national insurrection and that any 'national' sentiment was limited to a small, educated urban minority.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582003538
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/25/1998
  • Series: Seminar Studies in History Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Series
Note on Referencing System
List of Maps
Pt. 1 The Background 1
1 Introduction 1
Pt. 2 Descriptive Analysis 7
2 The Impact of France 7
The 'Jacobin Triennium' 7
Empire and land 10
The results of French rule 13
3 The Restoration States 16
The settlement of Vienna 16
The Italian regimes 17
The French legacy: administration and the army 21
4 Restoration: Society and Economy 26
The politics of land 26
Social change 29
Trade and industry 32
5 Plots and Patriots 36
Secret societies and insurrections 36
Mazzini and 'Young Italy' 37
'Moderate' patriotism 40
6 The Revolution of 1848 47
A time for constitutions 47
Insurrections and war 51
The time of the 'democrats' 55
The revolution that failed 58
7 The 'Decade of Preparation', 1849-59 62
The new restoration 62
Constitutional Piedmont 64
Cavour and foreign policy 70
8 The Unification of Italy, 1859-61 75
The war of 1859 75
Central Italy 76
Garibaldi and the south 80
Crossing the Rubicon 83
9 United at Last? 86
More to come 86
Piedmontisation all round 88
The southern question 91
One and indivisible 92
Pt. 3 Assessment 95
10 Conclusion 95
Pt. 4 Documents 101
Glossary 122
Chronology 124
Bibliography 128
Maps 134
Index 136
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