Great Britain and the Unifying of Italy
A Special Relationship?
Explores how Britain used its neutrality and sympathy for the Italian national cause to aid the establishment of a unified Italian state
Extends the analysis of British interest in Italian unification past 1861 into the following decade, during which Italy’s unity remained fragile and incomplete
Emphasises the strategic, rather than cultural, dimensions of British sympathy and how they intended to mould the newly unified Italian state in the image of Victorian Britain with a view to a future alliance
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Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)