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    The Italian Risorgimento: State, Society and National Unification

    Riall, Lucy (1994) The Italian Risorgimento: State, Society and National Unification. Historical Connections. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780415057752.

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    Book synopsis: The Italian Risorgimentogives a succinct and original analysis of the period in Italian history (1815-60) known as the Risorgimento(or `resurgence'). Although Italy's pre-revolutionary rulers were restored in 1825 after the defeat of Napoleon, this restoration was vigorously opposed by a number of liberal nationalist opposition groups. In 1860, following a war between, on the one hand, France and the Northern state of Piedmont and, on the other, the Austrian Empire, the Restoration states collapsed and Italy was unified under Piedmontese leadership. National unification was seen as the culminating event of Italy's `resurgence' in the 19th century. In the last two decades, many of the assumptions of Risorgimento historiography have been challenged. The Italian Risorgimentois the first book on the subject to take a thematic rather than narrative approach and place the Italian experience in a broader European context.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:18
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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