Risorgimento: The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation State (Paperback)

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Risorgimento: The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation State (Paperback)

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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.
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).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).
Product Details ISBN: 9780230216709
ISBN-10: 0230216706
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2009
Pages: 200
Language: English

"While Riall's appraisal of over a century of liberal, conservative, and Marxist historiography is most informative, her evaluation of the most recent analyses that have challenged and revitalized the study of the Risorgimento provides valuable insights into contemporary scholarship's concern with the bonds that connect the evolution of the modern nation-state to ideas, symbols, and culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --CHOICE