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Francesco Crispi

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1818–1901)

was the dominant political figure in Italy in the last fifteen years of the 19th c. As a young man he was a follower of Mazzini, and played a ...

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Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Christopher Duggan.

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 792 pages.

This book is a biography of Francesco Crispi (1818-1901), one of the most important and controversial figures in modern Italian history. Crispi was among the key figures in the Italian...

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Francesco Crispi

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1818–1901)

was the dominant political figure in Italy in the last fifteen years of the 19th c. As a young man he was a follower of Mazzini, and played a ...

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Crispi, Francesco

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 57 words.

Born Ribera, Sicily, 4 Oct. 1819; died 11 Aug. 1901

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Crispi, Francesco (1819–1901)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 122 words.

He began as a Sicilian revolutionary republican supporting *Garibaldi’s invasion (1860) and ended as a monarchist, a friend of ...

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Crispi, Francesco (1819–1901)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 120 words.

(1819–1901)

Italian politician. He began as a Sicilian revolutionary republican supporting Garibaldi's invasion (1860)

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Crispi, Francesco (1818–1901)

Christopher Duggan.

in The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 152 words.

(1818–1901)

was the dominant political figure in Italy in the last fifteen years of the 19th c.

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Francesco Crispi, 1818–1901: From Nation to Nationalism

John M. Roberts.

in The English Historical Review

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: British History; World History; European History; International History. 0 words.

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Christopher Duggan. Francesco Crispi 1818–1901: From Nation to Nationalism. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002. Pp. xii, 777. £75.00

Joseph Lapalombara.

in The American Historical Review

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 0 words.

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The Final Year, October 1889–January 1891

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14338 words.

In the autumn of 1889, Francesco Crispi was embarking on a new tack in foreign policy for Italy. After the disappointments of the summer it seemed wise to shelve the idea of war with...

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Marseilles and Turin, 1849–1853

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 16309 words.

When the Bourbons defeated Sicily during the revolution of 1848-1849, Francesco Crispi set off for exile and chose to go to Marseilles, in part because he had written for a local newspaper...

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Preparing for War, 1887–1888

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 20622 words.

Many conservatives certainly harboured worries about Francesco Crispi's democratic leanings and the possibility that his impulsiveness might embroil Italy in some risky foreign adventure;...

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Introduction

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3884 words.

This book is a biography of Francesco Crispi, a former prime minister of Italy and one of the most important and controversial figures in the country's history. He was among the chief...

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1860: May—October

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 17581 words.

The final days before Giuseppe Garibaldi's departure for Sicily were a time of feverish preparations. In Salemi, Francesco Crispi's main task was to start forming a provisional government....

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The New Deputy

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 12773 words.

Francesco Crispi resigned from Giuseppe Garibaldi's government, but the magnanimity that he was determined to show in defeat was not displayed by the moderates in victory. The hostility of...

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The Road to Rome, 1865–1870

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 32822 words.

Francesco Crispi's hard-nosed realism, his passionate support for constitutionalism, and his rejection of revolution all made good political sense; and there was undoubtedly a great deal of...

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The Shadow of Bismarck, 1871–1878

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 29749 words.

Two months after Italian soldiers captured Rome, general elections were held in Italy. Francesco Crispi stood again in the college of Castelvetrano. He had also been elected in the college...

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Mobilizing the Nation, 1888–1889

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 26334 words.

What chiefly endeared Francesco Crispi to Umberto were his aggressive foreign policy and his support for the army: nothing excited the Savoy kings as much as the prospect of war. The...

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Adua

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 21394 words.

The scramble to get hold of potentially incriminating documents from the Banca Romana had been intense. Giovanni Giolitti had been desperate to secure as much material as he could. Giolitti...

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The Final Years

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9639 words.

The loss of Italy to Ethiopia in the Battle of Adua ended Francesco Crispi's political career. A fundamental cause of Adua — and of its perception as an irrevocable disaster — was that...

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Childhood, Youth, and Romanticism

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13599 words.

For a man who came to harbour such an acute sense of the importance of history, Francesco Crispi's relative silence about his family and his early years seems, on the face of it, rather...

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