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Britain, Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento

  • Nick Carter

About this book


This book offers a unique and fascinating examination of British and Irish responses to Italian independence and unification in the mid-nineteenth century. Chapters explore the interplay of religion, politics, exile, feminism, colonialism and romanticism in fuelling impassioned debates on the 'Italian question' on both sides of the Irish Sea.


Risorgimento Italian unification Italian independence nineteenth century transnational history Britain British Ireland Irish Romanticism nationalism anti-Catholicism feminism exile radicalism Mazzini Ruffini Orsini Gavazzi Young Ireland colonialism history

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversitySydneyAustralia

About the editors

Nick Carter is Associate Professor of Modern History at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. His recent publications include Modern Italy in Historical Perspective (2010). He is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, Executive Member of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy and Reviews Editor for Modern Italy.

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