The Unification of Italy

The Unification of Italy

by John Gooch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415045959

ISBN-13: 9780415045957

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

John Gooch's book is a concise introduction to the unification of the Italian states and the legacy of this union. Starting in 1815 at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the book goes on to explain how, despite the causes of disunity, these Italian states shared racial, linguistic, and cultural factors, which led to their eventual political unity.

Overview

John Gooch's book is a concise introduction to the unification of the Italian states and the legacy of this union. Starting in 1815 at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the book goes on to explain how, despite the causes of disunity, these Italian states shared racial, linguistic, and cultural factors, which led to their eventual political unity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415045957
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Lancaster Pamphlets Series
Edition description:
BOOKLET
Pages:
58
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Time chartviii
Mapxvi
Introduction1
Strands of revolution, 1815-482
The Napoleonic legacy2
Buonarroti and the Carbonari3
Mazzini and Young Italy5
Economic nationalism7
Cultural nationalism8
The first war of the Risorgimento, 1848-4910
The coming of revolution10
Cattaneo and Milan12
Charles Albert's war14
Manin and the Venetian Republic15
The Roman Republic17
Naples and Sicily18
What kind of Italy? Mazzini and Cavour, 1849-5920
First reactions to 184820
Mazzini and Pisacane: The failure of insurrection21
Cavour and the foundation of Piedmont's predominance23
The triumph of Piedmont, 1859-7027
The war of 1859 and the annexation of central Italy27
Garibaldi and Sicily29
The problems of a parliamentary monarchy32
The war of 186634
Roman finale36
The Risorgimento in history38
Suggested reading41

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