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Cavour and Garibaldi 1860 : A Study in Political Conflict - Denis Mack Smith

Cavour and Garibaldi 1860

A Study in Political Conflict

Paperback Published: 17th June 1985
ISBN: 9780521316378
Number Of Pages: 480

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First published in 1954, and now re-issued with a fresh preface, Cavour and Garibaldi remains the single most important contribution yet made by an English-speaking historian to the study of the Risorgimento. Devoted to seven crucial months in 1860, the work examines in detail the sequence of events between the Sicilian rebellion in April, and the absorption of all the south into the Italian kingdom of Victor Emmanuel in November. It shows, in the contrasting priorities of the two great leaders, the creative tensions that underlay the movement for Italian unification. Against Cavour's desire to extend to the rest of the peninsula the benefits of Piedmontese liberalism, the author juxtaposes Garibaldi's dream of a united Italy, achieved if necessary by force. The diplomat and political strategist is compared with the soldier and popular hero, and in the comparison it is Garibaldi who emerges as the realist, and Cavour as the inspired but dogmatic muddler.

Political opinions in Sicily: AprilG++June 1860
Cavour and the diplomats: AprilG++June
La Farina and Crispi: June
Arguments for and against annexation
Arguments over ways and means
Crispi loses the first round: June
Cavour loses the second round: July
Cavour adjusts his policy: July
Depretis begins his prodictatorship: July
avour plans a revolt at Naples: July
avour fails at Naples: August
olitical differences in Sicily: August
avour forces Depretis to a choice: 1G++8 September
epretis fails to persuade Garibaldi: 8G++14 September
aribaldi succeeds at Naples: 1G++15 September
avour breaks with Garibaldi: September
he radicals at bay: September
ordini the new prodictator: 17G++25 September
urther controversy over annexation: SeptemberG++October
ordini summons an assembly: 5 October
allavicino fights for a plebiscite: 8 October
arliament supports Cavour: October
ordini changes his mind: 9G++13 October
aribaldi makes his decision: 9G++13 October
he plebiscite in Sicily: October
he doubtful significance of the vote: OctoberG++November
avourG++s government in the south: NovemberG++December
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ISBN: 9780521316378
ISBN-10: 0521316375
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 17th June 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.95  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.72