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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

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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