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Risorgimento

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A movement for the unification and independence of Italy, which was achieved in 1870. With French aid, the Austrians were driven out of northern Italy by 1859, and the south was won over ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... (Italian, ‘resurrection’) The name given to the 19th-century movement for Italian liberation. It can be said to have had its roots in the enlightened despotism of the 18th century and the influence of the French Revolution and French occupation. The carbonari in Naples and Sicily, the Federati in Sardinia, and Mazzini’s young italy all played a part, and the Risorgimento was strengthened by the revolutionary events of 1848–9 . Its political aims were largely achieved by Cavour ( 1810–61 ) in the events of 1859–60 , and Garibaldi’s radicalism...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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... . “Risorgimento” is the name given to the process through which a single national state replaced the many smaller states of Italy and, in 1871 , formally made Rome its capital. That process, with its uprisings, wars, and great outpouring of literature, has many histories. It has a cultural history, for risorgimento , which means resurrection or revival, evokes a nationalist vision of a glorious past that points to the future. It was a major European expression of liberal nationalism that sought representative institutions, freedom of expression,...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... (It. ‘Resurgence’) Nationalist movement ( 1859–70 ) resulting in the unification of Italy. With the restoration of Austrian and Bourbon rule in 1815 , revolutionary groups formed, notably the Young Italy movement of Mazzini , whose aim was a single, democratic republic. Mazzini's influence was at its peak in the Revolutions of 1848 . In Sardinia-Piedmont (the only independent Italian state), the aim of the chief minister, Conti di Cavour , was a parliamentary monarchy under the royal House of Savoy. Securing the support of France under Napoleon...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History
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289 words

... ( Italian, ‘resurrection’ or ‘rebirth’ ) ( c . 1831–61 ) A period of political unrest in Italy , during which the united kingdom of Italy emerged. Much of Italy had experienced liberal reforms and an end to feudal and ecclesiastical privilege during the Napoleonic Wars . The restoration of repressive regimes led to uprisings in Naples and Piedmont (1821), and in Bologna (1831), then part of the Papal States. Following the French July Revolution in 1830 , Italian nationalists began to support Mazzini and the Young Italy movement. In this...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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... (lit. ‘Resurgence’), term used for the movement towards Italian unification achieved in 1860 , towards which George Eliot was ambivalent. In 1848 she expressed a wish to see the Italians chase the ‘odious Austrians out of Lombardy’ ( L i. 255), but by 1865 she was writing that she was not very interested in the doings of Garibaldi or Cavour as she was more concerned with G. H. *Lewes 's health and with Giotto and Brunelleschi. Such a complaint may seem rather like the tetchy English tourist complaining that the politics of natives were...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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1,042 words

...of Risorgimento history one must look to Nievo's Confessioni ( 1867 ), though, in the aftermath of the defeats by the Austrians at Lissa and Custoza in 1866 , it failed to appeal to readers needing a less radical and realistic picture of events. Three decades later, at a time of great stress for the new nation torn between banking scandals, social unrest, and disastrous colonial adventures, they favoured Fogazzaro 's cosy description of Northern provincial life in the decade before unification in Piccolo mondo antico ( 1896 ). The Risorgimento...

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Matthew Kilburn

Dictionary Plus History

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Current Version:
2016
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History
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208 words

... Risorgimento ( c. 1848– c. 1870 ) The period of Italian unification. Risorgimento translates as resurgence or rebirth in English. Italian republican organizations formed after the restoration of Habsburg, Bourbon, or papal rule in most of Italy after 1815 . From 1831 nationalists looked to the liberal king of Sardinia-Piedmont, Charles Albert, as a possible leader. An alternative was the republican Young Italy movement led by Mazzini. In 1847 Count Cavour founded the nationalist newspaper Il Risorgimento which encouraged Charles Albert’s...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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39 words

... noun plural Risorgimenti , Risorgimentos L19 Italian (= renewal, renaissance). 1 L19 History The movement that led to the unification of Italy as an independent nation in 1870 . 2 M20 A revitalization or renewal of activity in any...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • bateau , chateau, gateau, gelato, mulatto, plateau • de facto , ipso facto • alto • canto , Esperanto, manteau, panto, portmanteau • antipasto , impasto - • agitato , Ambato, castrato, esparto, inamorato, legato, moderato, obbligato ( US obligato), ostinato, pizzicato, rubato, staccato, tomato, vibrato, Waikato • contralto • allegretto , amaretto, amoretto, Canaletto, cornetto, falsetto, ghetto, larghetto, libretto, Loreto, Orvieto, ristretto, Soweto, stiletto, Tintoretto, vaporetto, zucchetto • perfecto , recto • cento ,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... a movement for the unification and independence of Italy, which was achieved in 1870 . With French aid, the Austrians were driven out of northern Italy by 1859 , and the south was won over by Garibaldi. Voting resulted in the acceptance of Victor Emmanuel II as the first king of a united Italy in 1861 . The name is Italian, and means literally,...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: Italian-English (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
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2012
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8 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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92 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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92 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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129 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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169 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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78 words
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A movement for the unification and independence of Italy, which was achieved in 1870. With French aid, the Austrians were driven out of northern Italy by 1859, and the south was won over by ...
28 The History of the Book in Italy

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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...in 1797 and, among other things, turned the book trade inside out. When the dust settled in 1814 , much appeared the same, but new ideas were stirring in the north. In particular, there was a growing sense that Italy was more than a geographical expression, and in the Risorgimento (resurgence) that followed, the existence of a national language and literature, however virtual, thrust the country towards unity. The cause was significantly espoused in publishing circles by foreign nationals, such as the Frenchman *Le Monnier and the Swiss *Vieusseux ,...

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Florentine publishers, originally a printing firm acquired in 1832 by Felice Le Monnier (1806–84). He was a fervent Italian nationalist and made the firm a major publisher of Risorgimento literature ...
Giovanni Visconti Venosta

Giovanni Visconti Venosta  

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(1831–1906).Milanese writer. His Ricordi di gioventù (1904) are an account of his experiences during the Risorgimento in Milan, with the inclusion also of his burlesque narrative poem La partenza ...

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