The Second War of Italian Unification 1859-61 Paperback / softback
Part of the Essential Histories series
The culmination of decades of nationalist aspiration and cynical Realpolitik, the Second War of Italian Unification saw Italy transformed from a patchwork of minor states dominated by the Habsburg Austrians into a unified kingdom under the Piedmontese House of Savoy.
Unlike many existing accounts, which approach the events of 1859-61 from a predominantly French perspective, this study draws upon a huge breadth of sources to examine the conflict as a critical event in Italian history.
A concise explanation of the origins of the war is followed by a wide-ranging survey of the forces deployed and the nature and course of the fighting - on land and at sea - and the consequences for those involved are investigated.
This is a groundbreaking study of a conflict that was of critical significance not only for Italian history but also for the development of 19th-century warfare.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages, 35 b/w; 25 col
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 06/06/2012
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781849087872