Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848–70 (1)

Piedmont and the Two Sicilies

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848–70 (1) cover

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848–70 (1)

Piedmont and the Two Sicilies

Description

In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' – not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings of Sardinia and Piedmont, and the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. This book, the first of a two-part series on the armies that fought in the Italian Wars of Unification, examines the Piedmontese and Neapolitan armies that fought in the north and south of the peninsula. Illustrated with prints, early photos and detailed commissioned artwork, this book explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies that fought to unite the Italian peninsula under one flag.

Product details

Published Aug 24 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472819505
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 15 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 512
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gabriele Esposito

GABRIELE ESPOSITO is a professor of modern history…

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Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

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