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Risorgimento in Exile: Italian Émigrés and the Liberal International in the Post-Napoleonic Era

Maurizio Isabella


Exile represented a fundamental experience in shaping Italian national identity. This book investigates the contribution of the Italian exile community in Europe and Latin America in the post Napoleonic era to imagining a new Italian political and economic community. By looking at the writings of such exiles, the book challenges recent historiography regarding the lack of genuine liberal culture in the Risorgimento. The book argues that these émigrés' involvement in debates with British, continental, and American intellectuals, hitherto ignored in the historiography, points to the emergence of ... More

Keywords: exile, Risorgimento, trans-Atlantic liberalism, trans-national history, Philhellenism, political economy, Anglophilia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maurizio Isabella, author
Lecturer in History, Queen Mary, University of London
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