216 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Italian unification is one of the pivotal events in European history but the period leading up to Risorgimento has often been analysed in less detail. This book focuses on the history of the Italian states between 1815 and 1860 focusing on state institutions, international relations, economic and fiscal policies, living conditions and culture.
1. A New Italy 2. Institutions and administrations until 1848 3. Politics and Conflict until 1848 4. The Italian Peninsula in the European Revolution: 1848-1849 5. Institutions and Politics during the Second Restoration (1849-1859) 6. The Work and Hopes of the Italians 7. War and the Birth of a New Nation