1st Edition

The Unification of Italy

By John Gooch Copyright 1986
    60 Pages
    by Routledge

    58 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Foreword, Time chart, Map, Introduction, Strands of revolution, 1815–48, The first war of the Risorgimento, 1848–49, What kind of Italy? Mazzini and Cavour, 1849–59, The triumph of Piedmont, 1859–70, The Risorgimento in history, Suggested reading


    John Gooch is Professor of International History at the University of Leeds.