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1st Edition

The Unification of Italy

ISBN 9780415045957
Published May 1, 2001 by Routledge
58 Pages

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Book Description

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

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

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