The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy


Author: Derek Beales,Eugenio F. Biagini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878566

Category: History

Page: 314

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This book introduces the reader to the relationship between the Italian national movement, achieved by the Risorgimento, and the Italian unification in 1860. These themes are discussed in detail and related to the broader European theatre. Covering the literary, cultural, religious and political history of the period, Beales and Biagini show Italy struggled towards nation state status on all fronts. The new edition has been thoroughly rewritten. It also contains a number of new documents. In addition, all the most up to date research of the last 20 years has been incorporated. The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy remains the major text on nineteenth century Italy. The long introduction and useful footnotes will be of real assistance to those interested in Italian unification.

The Italian Risorgimento

State, Society and National Unification


Author: Lecturer in Modern European History Lucy Riall,Lucy Riall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134932510

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1209

The Risorgimento was a turbulent and decisive period in the history of Italy. Lucy Riall's engaging account is the first book of its kind on the upheavals of the years between 1815 and 1860, when a series of crises destabilised the states of Restoration Italy and led to the creation of a troubled nation state in 1860. Comprehensive, yet original, this textbook: * Examines the social history of nineteenth century Italy and the social context of political action * Offers a critical overview of the historiography of the topic * Takes account of the most recent literature, especially literature in Italian not normally accessible to students * Adopts a broad thematic approach * Places the Italian experience in a European context

History for the IB Diploma: Unification and Consolidation of Germany and Italy 1815-90


Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107608848

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 6970

An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. This coursebook covers Higher Level option 5, Topic 2, Unification and Consolidation of Germany and Italy 1815-90. The text is divided into clear sections following the IB syllabus structure and content specifications. It offers a sound historical account along with detailed explanations and analysis, and an emphasis on historical debate to prepare students for the in-depth, extended essay required in the Paper 3 examination. It also provides plenty of exam practice including student answers with examiner's comments, simplified mark schemes and practical advice on approaching the Paper 3 examination.

Italian Unification, 1820-71


Author: Martin Collier

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327545

Category: Italy

Page: 156

View: 3724

The Italian Unification 1820-71 is the ideal book for students studying the Risorgimento and the events which led to Italy's unification in 1870. It examines topics including the roles played by foreign powers, the church, and key individuals, as well as dealing in depth with the economic, social and cultural divisions which existed in Italy during this period.

The Risorgimento

Italy, 1815-1871


Author: Tim Chapman

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks


Category: History

Page: 88

View: 3021

This book traces the emergence of Italy from the Congress of Vienna in 1815 through the Risorgimento to unification by 1871. Initially, only a tiny elite was interested in change as secret societies and activists tried to overthrow rulers who were support

Risorgimento in Modern Italian Culture

Revisiting the Nineteenth-century Past in History, Narrative, and Cinema


Author: Norma Bouchard

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838640548

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7873

The renewed attention to the origin and shape of nationalist discourses has promoted many excellent studies devoted to examining the rich storehouse of cultural responses produced during and after Risorgimento, the political events that, from 1859 to 1870, led Italy from being a fragmented peninsual to an independent and unified nation-state. However, the assessment of Risorgimento and its myths from the post-World War II era to the present remains, for the most part, unexplored. While it is undeniable that the dramatic economic, social, and political transformations that have characterized Italy from the second half of the twentieth century to the present have altered the role and function of nationalist narratives, it remains equally true that interest in the Risorgimento in modern Italian culture has not diminished.

Access to History: The Unification of Italy: Third Edition


Author: Andrina Stiles,Robert Pearce

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150855

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 7581

The Third Edition of this popular title has been updated to reflect the needs of the current A Level specifications. The title examines reasons why progress towards unification was so slow at first and why after 1850 it became so speedy. In doing so, it gives due attention to the roles played by Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Pope Pius IX, Napoleon III, Charles Albert and Victor Emmanuel, and attempts to answer the question 'Who made Italy?'. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Religion and Politics in the Risorgimento

Britain and the New Italy, 1861-1875


Author: D. Raponi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137342986

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 2238

This book examines Anglo-Italian political and cultural relations and analyses the importance of religion in the British 'Orientalist' perception of Italy. It puts religion at the centre of a harsh political and cultural war, one that was fought on international, diplomatic, and domestic levels.

Origins of National Interests


Author: Glenn Chafetz,Benjamin Frankel,Michael Spirtaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113632755X

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5768

The concept of "identity" in international relations offers too many vague and imprecise definitions of the concepts that stand at its very core. This text offers clear definitions of the concept of identity and the concepts surrounding the term.


the history of Italy from Napoleon to nation-state


Author: Lucy Riall

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230216709

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 6356

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

Mussolini and Italian Fascism


Author: Giuseppe Finaldi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866118

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 6494

Fascism was one of the defining experiences of the European 20th Century. Within it many of the economic, political, social and cultural contradictions that had been brewing in the unprecedented transformation that European society underwent in the 19th and early 20th century came to a head. Mussolini, the man who most fashioned Italian Fascism, dramatically expressed the unease and the hopes of his age. To what extent can we compare Mussolini's Italy to Hitler's Germany or Stalin's Russia? What legacy has the experience of Fascism left behind in Italy and in Europe? These and many more important questions are explored in Finaldi's introduction to one of the most important movements of the European 20th Century.

The Risorgimento Revisited

Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy


Author: Silvana Patriarca,Lucy Riall

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230248004

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 6407

What was the appeal and the tropes of national-patriotic discourse in nineteenth-century Italy? How did Romanticism intersect with nationalist politics? Why did a young man or woman become a patriot, join a nationalist movement and, if necessary, fight and die for the cause? By addressing these and other questions, the innovative essays of this collection provide fresh and topical perspectives on a central period in modern Italian history. Beside confronting the narrative of 'Risorgimento', its gendered tropes, and the actual experiences of men and women, the authors approach neglected areas of investigation on the Risorgimento - from the relationship between religion and the nation to the connections with the issue of empire and the aspirations of other peoples in the Mediterranean region. An important contribution to our understanding of Italian and more generally European nationalism, this volume also enlightens current discussions about the role of patriotism and the nature of nationalism in present-day Italy.

The History of Italy


Author: Charles L. Killinger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314834

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 6573

Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

Geschichte des Westens

Von den Anfängen in der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert


Author: Heinrich August Winkler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406615651

Category: Fiction

Page: 1343

View: 3127

Der Westen – seit dem Zeitalter der Entdeckungen ist er gleichsam das welthistorische Maß aller Dinge. Er hat fremde Reiche erobert und ganze Kontinente unterworfen, die Erde bis in ihre entlegensten Winkel erschlossen, die Naturwissenschaften und die moderne Technik hervorgebracht, die Menschen- und Bürgerrechte, die Herrschaft des Rechts und die Demokratie erfunden. Aber er hat auch oft genug seine Werte verraten, Freiheit gepredigt und Habgier gemeint und mit dem Kapitalismus eine Ökonomisierung aller Lebensverhältnisse entfesselt, die bis heute die Menschheit in Atem hält. In einem grandiosen Panorama erzählt Heinrich August Winkler zum erstenmal überhaupt die Geschichte des Westens – und damit auch die Geschichte unserer eigenen Identität. „Eine Geschichte der westlichen Welt, wie sie hier präsentiert wird, gab es bislang nicht.“ Volker Ullrich, Deutschlandfunk „Dem Berliner Historiker ist mit der ‚Geschichte des Westens’ ein unzeitgemäßes Meisterwerk gelungen.“ Jürgen Osterhammel, Rheinischer Merkur

History for the IB Diploma Paper 3 Italy (1815–1871) and Germany (1815–1890)


Author: Nick Fellows,Mike Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316503631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 328

View: 3802

Comprehensive books to support study of History for the IB Diploma Paper 3, revised for first assessment in 2017. This coursebook covers Paper 3, HL option 4: History of Europe, Topic 11: Italy (1815-1871) and Germany (1815-1890) of the History for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma syllabus for first assessment in 2017. Tailored to the requirements of the IB syllabus, and written by experienced examiners and teachers it offers authoritative and engaging guidance through events in Italy and Germany in the 19th century, from the impact of revolutions to the emergence of nationalism and the factors involved in the unification process.

Carlo Cattaneo and the Politics of the Risorgimento, 1820–1860


Author: C.M. Lovett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401023735

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 1765

In January 1948, Alessandro Levi, a distinguished scholar in the fields of law, philosophy and political theory, published an article entitled "The 'return' of Carlo Cattaneo. " 1 Levi, himself the author of an im portant work on Cattaneo, 2 reported on several initiatives which had been taken by Italian scholars since 1945 to rescue the Lombard writer and politician from relative obscurity. With some financial assistance from the City of Milan, a committee of Italian and Swiss scholars had been formed in the spring of 1946 to publish Cattaneo's works, which until then had only appeared in fragmentary and uncritical 3 editions. LeMonnier of Florence had agreed to publish the new edi tion. Meanwhile, the Lombard historian Rinaldo Caddeo was preparing with considerable pains an edition of several volumes of Cattaneo's correspondence. In addition, a catalog of materials pertaining to Cat taneo and found among the Crispi papers was being prepared at the State Archives in Palermo. A brief biography had appeared in 1945 and other works by historians, political scientists, and journalists were 4 in progress. These initiatives seemed long overdue, in view of the fact that Cattaneo's contemporaries had considered him a leading figure in the liberal-democratic current of the Risorgimento. As Levi acknowledged in his article, however, these efforts to rescue Cattaneo's work from obscurity were something more than a belated tribute to an important participant in the history of nineteenth century Italy.


Essays on a Prejudice


Author: W. Connell,F. Gardaphé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115322

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 7518

There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history.

Locating Italy

East and West in British–Italian Transactions


Author: Kirsten Sandrock,Owain Wright

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209057

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1918

Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions is part of a Series of books that examines cross-cultural processes between Britain and Italy. The volume explores for the first time British-Italian exchanges in terms of East-West, rather than North-South. In so doing, it reveals that Italy has long been a meeting point of East and West as much as one of North and South. Comprising essays from the fields of history, politics, the philosophy of Language, linguistics, literature, and the arts, the collection illustrates that the dynamics of British–Italian transactions have long been shaped by a fascinating process of location and relocation. Locating Italy is pathbreaking in questioning the traditional categories of North, South, East, and West in interactions between these two countries and their respective cultures.

The Unification of Italy


Author: John Gooch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134947690

Category: History

Page: 58

View: 3063

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.