Electronic reproduction. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Who were the exiles? From Napoleonists to revolutionaries -- pt. 1. A liberal international? The Italian exiles and the worldwide struggle for freedom -- A liberal international : simultaneous revolutions and the birth of a transnational civil society -- The Spanish Revolution and European freedom -- In search of new models of heroism : revolutionary leadership and democratic federalism in Spanish America -- Greece and the regeneration of the Mediterranean -- Cosmopolitan patriots : freedom and civilization as global processes -- pt. 2. England and Italy compared -- English institutions and Italian freedom -- Assessing English commercial society -- Narrating the Risorgimento to the British public -- Epilogue.
The experience of exiles was fundamental for shaping Italian national identity. Risorgimento in Exile investigates the contribution to Italian nationalism made by the numerous patriots who were forced to live in exile following failed revolutions in the Italian states. Examining the writings of such exiles, Maurizio Isabella challenges existing historiography regarding the lack of genuine liberal culture in the Risorgimento. He argues that these --eacute--;migr--eacute--;s' involvement in debates with British, continental, and American intellectuals points to the emergence of Liberalism and Rom.
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