Under the Volcano

Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town
Author(s): 
Riall, Lucy
ISBN: 
9780199646494
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

A peasant revolt in Sicily is the starting point for a detailed, intimate account of the people who lived in the community: a fiercely proud local gentry and a British family, the largest landowners in the area. The story is used to examine Britain's policy towards Europe in the nineteenth century and colonial rule overseas in the age of Empire.