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Title: Risorgimento. The Making of Italy 1815-1870
Description: London, MacMillan, 1970. Hardcover, dj, 320 pp. maps, photos in BW, bibliography, index. Chapters: Metternich's Italy. The first risings (Carbonari, Naples, Palermo, Piedmont). The Este Conspiracy. Mazzini (the thinker). The waiting years. The printed word. Pius IX. The quarantotto. The great defeats. Cavour (the statesman). The French alliance (the defeat of Napoleon III provided the opportunity for the march on Rome). Garibaldi (the flamboyant soldier). Cavour's Italy. Venice recovered. The road to Rome. Note LT: one of the advantages of this book is that it starts the overview at the Congress of Vienna. Holt argues (p. 273) that the united Italy of 1861 was the 'revolution of the rich' (landlords paying not less than 40 lire a year in direct taxation). Very good

Keywords: Victor Emmanuel, Bourbons, papal states = Umbria and the Marches, battles at Perugia (Schmidt), Castelfidardo and Ancona (Lamoricière)

Price: EUR 30.00 = appr. US$ 32.61 Seller: MERS Antique Books Antwerp
- Book number: 19700132

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