Fighting the Risorgimento: foreign volunteers in southern Italy (1860–63)

@article{Sarlin2009FightingTR,
  title={Fighting the Risorgimento: foreign volunteers in southern Italy (1860–63)},
  author={Sim{\'o}n Sarlin},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={476 - 490}
}
  • Simón Sarlin
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Italian Studies
  • Abstract Between 1860 and 1863 hundreds of men from all over Europe volunteered for service in the wars of southern ‘brigands’ on behalf of the exiled King Francis II of Naples. In an attempt to correct the often biased interpretation of this involvement (that was attributed simply to a thirst for adventure, romanticism or even psychological disorder) that coloured the accounts by Italian patriots, this essay suggests the need for fresh consideration. It develops three lines of inquiry that… CONTINUE READING
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