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The Italian Risorgimento

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The Italian Risorgimento gives a succinct and original analysis of the period in Italian history (1815-60) known as the Risorgimento (or resurgence'). Although Italy's pre-revolutionary rulers were restored in 1825 after the defeat of Napoleon, this restoration was vigorously opposed by a number of liberal nationalist opposition groups. In 1860, following a war between, on ...more
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Published May 26th 1994 by Routledge
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More than adequate if you need to know the historiography of the subject. Dry and a bit dense, and lots of time given to the revisionists, which means some yawning and head scratching; the revisionists are good at problematizing, but rarely reach any conclusions, other than "as you can see, we can't draw any conclusions..." Not sure how much departure/revision is needed from Gramsci's conceptual framework anyway...
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Formerly Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, Lucy Riall is a professor in the Department of History and Civilisation at the European University Institute in Florence.
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