The unification of Italy [electronic resource] /
John Gooch.
London : Methuen, 1986.
xiv, 42 p. : map.
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London : Methuen, 1986.
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John Gooch is Professor of International History at the University of Leeds.
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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.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Time chartp. viii
Mapp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Strands of revolution, 1815-48p. 2
The Napoleonic legacyp. 2
Buonarroti and the Carbonarip. 3
Mazzini and Young Italyp. 5
Economic nationalismp. 7
Cultural nationalismp. 8
The first war of the Risorgimento, 1848-49p. 10
The coming of revolutionp. 10
Cattaneo and Milanp. 12
Charles Albert's warp. 14
Manin and the Venetian Republicp. 15
The Roman Republicp. 17
Naples and Sicilyp. 18
What kind of Italy? Mazzini and Cavour, 1849-59p. 20
First reactions to 1848p. 20
Mazzini and Pisacane: The failure of insurrectionp. 21
Cavour and the foundation of Piedmont's predominancep. 23
The triumph of Piedmont, 1859-70p. 27
The war of 1859 and the annexation of central Italyp. 27
Garibaldi and Sicilyp. 29
The problems of a parliamentary monarchyp. 32
The war of 1866p. 34
Roman finalep. 36
The Risorgimento in historyp. 38
Suggested readingp. 41
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