The Italian Risorgimento

Author(s): 
Clark, Martin
ISBN: 
9780582003538
Date published: 
August 2009
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99

This engrossing short study is an ideal text for anyone studying the complexities of the Italian Risorgimento for the first time. The book opens with a general discussion of the Risorgimento and how the events leading to Italian unification in 1861 have been interpreted by historians. Full attention is given to the social, economic and religious context, as well as the rise of Cavour, foreign diplomacy and the military exploits of Garibaldi.