Dust jacket notes: "The Risorgimento - the making of a free, united and independent kingdom out of the separate states into which Italy had long been divided - was one of the most dramatic events of the nineteenth century. Most writers on Italian affairs have been content to deal with isolated phases of the period but in The Making of Italy: 1815-1870, Edgar Holt tells the whole of this great adventure in a single comprehensive and readable volume. His story begins with the return of the Italian sovereigns to their separate states at the end of the Napoleonic wars, and follows the course of Italian unification to its culmination - the entry of Italian troops into Rome on September 20, 1870, when the Pope's temporal power was ended forever and Rome became the capital of a united Italy. The political and diplomatic aspects of the making of Italy are fully and carefully examined, and the author also brings to life the fascinating personalities of many who took part in it. Foremost among them are Mazzini the thinker, Cavour the statesman, Garibaldi the soldier, and King Victor Emmanuel. It was a period that was rich in exciting events, and Edgar Holt has a keen eye for the oddities of history. The Making of Italy: 1815-1870 makes use of extensive research and reappraisal by modern Italian historians, and provides for the student and the general reader a concise and vivid history of the exciting years of the Risorgimento."
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Book Description Atheneum, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110689103778
Book Description Atheneum. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0689103778 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1199782
Book Description Atheneum, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0689103778