Book

Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Christopher Duggan

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780198206118
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191717178 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206118.001.0001
Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Show Summary Details

Preview

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 Risorgimento, a close friend and supporter of Guiseppe Mazzini and Guiseppe Garibaldi, and one of the architects of Italy's unification in 1860. Yet, he went on to become an authoritarian Prime Minister and ally and admirer of Otto von Bismark, whose ambitions for Italy brought Europe close, on several occasions, to a major conflagration. Crispi was celebrated by the fascist regime as the ‘precursor’ of Benito Mussolini, and in exploring Crispi's evolution from revolutionary democrat to bellicose authoritarian and his attempt to turn Italy from a ‘geographical expression’ into a nation, this book sheds light on the roots of fascism and the problems of Italian liberalism in the 19th century.

Keywords: Italy; Risorgimento; Guiseppe Mazzini; Guiseppe Garibaldi; unification; Otto von Bismark; fascism; liberalism; Francesco Crispi; Benito Mussolini

Book.  792 pages. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

Introduction in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Childhood, Youth, and Romanticism in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Young Conspirator in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Revolution, 1848–1849 in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Marseilles and Turin, 1849–1853 in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Malta, London, and Paris in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

From London to Quarto, 1858–1860 in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

1860: May—October in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The New Deputy in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.