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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49 - The Harsh Light of Day
We're closing in on the end of the story of the Italian unification. Through both force of arms and cunning, Piedmont has conquered almost all of Italy - from the perspective of grand, heroic history, we've already passed the climax and we’re just tying up loose ends. But that’s not how I feel about it - because we're about to leave the heady days of high hopes and dreams for the future into the murky realm of mistakes, and of what might have been.
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