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Italy in the Making 1815 to 1846 G. F.-H. Berkeley

Italy in the Making 1815 to 1846

G. F.-H. Berkeley

Published August 2nd 2012
ISBN : 9780521159159
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326 pages
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Mr Berkeley spent much of his time in Italy and made a life study of the whole Risorgimento. He was in touch with some of the best living authorities on the subject: In the course of thirty years I have met men of all parties - old Garibaldians,MoreMr Berkeley spent much of his time in Italy and made a life study of the whole Risorgimento. He was in touch with some of the best living authorities on the subject: In the course of thirty years I have met men of all parties - old Garibaldians, Piedmontese, Papal Zouaves and other survivors of the great days, and of course hundreds of a more modern date- and I have discussed every possible side of the question with them. At the same time the libraries and archives have proved a mine of information, perhaps unequalled elsewhere- for until 1860 there were nine or ten small nations in Italy each of which had its state archives. From these sources, he and his wife have built up a composite picture of the movement for nationality and independence which shows how the Italy which Metternich considered merely a geographical expression gradually became an independent nation.