The Second War of Italian Unification 1859–61

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The Second War of Italian Unification 1859–61

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The culmination of decades of nationalist aspiration and cynical Realpolitik, the Second War of Italian Unification saw Italy transformed from a patchwork of minor states dominated by the Habsburg Austrians into a unified kingdom under the Piedmontese House of Savoy. Unlike many existing accounts, which approach the events of 1859–61 from a predominantly French perspective, this study draws upon a huge breadth of sources to examine the conflict as a critical event in Italian history. A concise explanation of the origins of the war is followed by a wide-ranging survey of the forces deployed and the nature and course of the fighting – on land and at sea – and the consequences for those involved are investigated. This is a groundbreaking study of a conflict that was of critical significance not only for Italian history but also for the development of 19th-century warfare.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781780964508
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 25 col
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS 74
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Frederick C. Schneid

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