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Mazzini’s International League and the Politics of the London Democratic Manifestos, 1837–50

Salvo Mastellone

in Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Published by British Academy

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264317
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.003.0006

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Mazzini’s International League and the Politics of the London Democratic Manifestos, 1837–50

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This chapter focuses on Mazzini's first exile in England. Writing in English after 1839, Mazzini discussed the socio-political implications of democracy, in a debate conducted mainly through the Chartist press (both newspapers and pamphlets). Mazzini's interlocutors were a number of other democrats – including both British radicals and Chartists, and other European exiles (mainly Polish, German, and French). They spanned the whole political spectrum, from liberals to communists, involving men belonging to different generations, including Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. In the course of such debate a number of ‘Manifestos’, ‘Addresses’, and ‘Appeals’ were published by different and sometimes competing organizations. Several of these social and political programmes were signed by refugees from continental Europe.

Keywords: exile; England; democracy; democrats; Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels

Chapter.  5249 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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