March 20 2011

I (like some, I imagine, in the Mezzogiorno) find it hard to take the Risorgimento seriously, but these are the days of its 150th anniversary.

So in homage to GM Trevelyan, here is his trilogy, which is worth reading after a hundred years despite everything (it’s annoying how abebooks is being clogged up with modern remainders and print on demand), and then an Inno, though not Verdi’s multinational Inno delle nazioni:

Garibaldi’s Defence of the Roman Republic 1907

Garibaldi and the Thousand 1909

Garibaldi and the Making of Italy 1911

Victor Emmanuel II

Inno di Garibaldi

Trevelyan later published

Manin and the Venetian Revolution of 1848 1923

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