Talking History: The Italian Unification
About This Show
Two brothers telling the story of the Italian Unification, 1790-1870. Our story will start with a quick recap of Italian history from Roman times to 1790, then we'll slow down and examine the complex social, political, and economic themes as we cover the events of the Italian Unification.
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47 - David and Goliath
Ever since the fall of the Roman Republic to the French army in 1849, we've focused pretty exclusively on events in Northern Italy, because that was there the action was. That is going to change. Distracted by the annexation of most of northern Italy, Piedmont will temporarily lose the initiative, which will pass into the hands of the republicans and revolutionaries, and in particular, to Garibaldi. Today we begin the famous story of The Thousand, or in Italian, Il Mille.
Rated 4 out of
Entertainingly educational and stimulating...
Little known facts which are rarely (if ever) presented in any history class you have ever attended, are worked into an easy listen. If you have any interest in ancient events that helped shape the world we know, listen to this show.
Date published: 2013-10-29