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Risorgimento
The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation State
 
 
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02 Jan 2009
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The Risorgimento is considered to be the defining moment in Italy's history, the period where Italy became a nation and entered the modern world. Lucy Riall provides a provocative and pioneering examination of the historical debates surrounding this complex and controversial period, incorporating new research on national identity.


Description

The Risorgimento is considered to be the defining moment in Italy's history, the period where Italy became a nation and entered the modern world. Lucy Riall provides a provocative and pioneering examination of the historical debates surrounding this complex and controversial period, incorporating new research on national identity.


Reviews


'Extremely well-written and articulately analyzed, Risorgimento offers readers an engaging and invaluable introduction to a complex and determinative component of Italian history. Its outstanding synthesis of historical narrative and historical interpretation make it a must read for those interested in the origins and trajectory of contemporary Italy.'
Marla Stone, Professor of History, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


Contents


Preface
Risorgimento, Reform and Revolution
The Risorgimento and the History of Italy
The Politics of Restoration
Social Conflict and Social Change
Growth, Stagnation and Economic Difference
Nation, Identity and Nationalist Politics
Italian Unification
Bibliography
Index


Authors

Lucy Riall is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.  Her publications include Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power (1859-1866) and Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero.