The Unification of Italy

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415045957
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • 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

Time chart
Introduction 1
Strands of revolution, 1815-48 2
The Napoleonic legacy 2
Buonarroti and the Carbonari 3
Mazzini and Young Italy 5
Economic nationalism 7
Cultural nationalism 8
The first war of the Risorgimento, 1848-49 10
The coming of revolution 10
Cattaneo and Milan 12
Charles Albert's war 14
Manin and the Venetian Republic 15
The Roman Republic 17
Naples and Sicily 18
What kind of Italy? Mazzini and Cavour, 1849-59 20
First reactions to 1848 20
Mazzini and Pisacane: The failure of insurrection 21
Cavour and the foundation of Piedmont's predominance 23
The triumph of Piedmont, 1859-70 27
The war of 1859 and the annexation of central Italy 27
Garibaldi and Sicily 29
The problems of a parliamentary monarchy 32
The war of 1866 34
Roman finale 36
The Risorgimento in history 38
Suggested reading 41
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