Thursday, October 11, 2012

Risorgimento Revisited

We have published a review of David Gilmour's recent book and several others dealing with Italian history, particularly the unification movement and today's very evident regionalism. The Pursuit of Italy is well-worth reading if your curiosity runs in that direction.

The Risorgimento isn't an especially interesting subject in itself but it is important in that it has shaped the Italy that exists today. Many of the nation's problems can be traced to the 19th century where their roots lie.

This is real history without the nationalistic platitudes.

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