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Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892

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“Pernicone's book is the most comprehensive and balanced study to date of the Italian anarchist movement.”—American Historical Review

Russian revolutionary Mikhail Bakunin nurtured anarchism in Italy, making it the dominant expression of socialism—triumphant over Marxism and all other revolutionary doctrines. From the First International to the 1872 Anti-Authoritarian International, from gmovement.”—American
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Paperback, 356 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by AK Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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Michael Schmidt
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I'm a historian of the global anarchist movement (Black Flame - 2009; Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism - 2013), but during what I term the First Wave (1868-1894), the Italian anarchist movement was always a bit vague to me. The reason was that most historians make a point of stressing that the Italians made their mark not in Italy, but as travelling militants, especially in Egypt, Tunisia, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and the United States. But the conundrum was: if Italian anarchists were s ...more
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Apr 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Armed with footnotes and provisioned with a healthy bibliography, Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892 is not an easy read for the casual reader, or even the casual “antiauthorian leftist.” Isn’t that the euphemism for anarchist these days? Still, I don’t regret the time I spent reading—insurrection after insurrection, congress upon congress—the nearly 300 pages of text in Nunzio Pernicone’s history of these three decades. He writes not just about heroes like Errico Malatesta, but introduces the reader ...more
River
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A good introduction to Italian anarchism. I found the discussion regarding anti-organizationalist anarchist to be especially interesting.
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