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Naples and Napoleon : southern Italy and the European revolutions (1780-1860)

Author: John A Davis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Naples and Napoleon rewrites the history of Italy in the age of the European revolutions, showing how the South was the first to experience challenges that would undermine all pre-Unification Italian  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoléon, (empereur des Français ;
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Davis
ISBN: 9780199552306 0199552304 9780198207559 0198207557
OCLC Number: 225874141
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Premio Sele d'Oro Mezzogiorno 2007 for the best (non-fiction) book on southern Italy published in the last 2 years. Winner of the 2007 American Historical Association Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize. Awarded second prize for the International Napoleonic Society Literary Award 2008.
Description: [vi], 372 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Absolutist Naples --
The Ancien Regime in the South --
Projecting Reform --
Undermining the Old Order --
1799: The rise and fall of the Republic --
Jacobins and Patriots --
The Counter-revolution --
Part II: Napoleonic Naples --
Naples in the imperial enterprise --
The costs of Empire --
The promise of change --
A kingdom Remodelled? The Provinces and the Capital --
Disorder --
A Kingdom divided --
Part III: Restoration and Revolution --
Losing Naples --
Restoration --
Revolution --
Conclusion: States of Insecurity
Responsibility: John A. Davis.
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Well researched and carefully written. * European History Quarterly * This is a radical book; it turns the question of political change in Italy in the century before Unification upside down and Read more...

 
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