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Risorgimento

The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation State

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The Risorgimento is considered to be the defining moment in Italy's history, the period where Italy became a nation and entered the modern world. Lucy Riall provides a provocative and pioneering examination of the historical...

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The Risorgimento is considered to be the defining moment in Italy's history, the period where Italy became a nation and entered the modern world. Lucy Riall provides a provocative and pioneering examination of the historical debates surrounding this complex and controversial period, incorporating new research on national identity.

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Lucy Riall is an extremely high profile and highly respected historian in this field.?She has an international reputation and her latest book on Garibaldi received coverage from all the major newspapers and Radio 4
There is currently no compact and straightforward student guide to the complicated events of the Risorgimento
Riall is at the cuttingedge of scholarship, particularly in relation to debates about national identity and culture, and this is one of the first books in English to reflect controversial debates and advances in the field

Preface
Risorgimento, Reform and Revolution
The Risorgimento and the History of Italy
The Politics of Restoration
Social Conflict and Social Change
Growth, Stagnation and Economic Difference
Nation, Identity and Nationalist Politics
Italian Unification
Bibliography
Index.

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Lucy Riall is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK and is the author of Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power (1859-1866) (Oxford University Press, 1998), and Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero (Yale University Press, 2007).

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Lucy Riall is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK and is the author of Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power (1859-1866) (Oxford University Press, 1998), and Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero (Yale University Press, 2007).

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