A History Of The Nineteenth Century, Year By Year (volume 2)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byEdwin Emerson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... 1848 THE long seething discontent of the lower classes in Italy, fomented by the national aspirations oi such radical leaders as Mazzini and Manin, had reached its culmination by this time. The centenary of the expulsion of the Austrians from (jenoa had just been celebrated with such enthusiasm throughout central Italy that Austria was forewarned of the storm that was about to burst. Metternich wrote to Apponyi, "The world is very sick. The general condition of Europe is dangerous." Communications passed between the patriots in northern Italy and the opponents of the Revolution Bourbon government in Sicily. On January 12, the in Palermo peQple Qf palermo rose in revolt. The government troops were driven from the city. Palermo was bombarded and fighting continued for a full fortnight. In the end the insurgents were victorious, and a provisional government was established. Other towns in Sicily followed suit. On January 27, revolutionary riots broke out in Naples. Threatened by revolution throughout his dominions, King Ferdinand II. of Naples and Sicily, like his grandfather, made Neapolitan haste to proclaim a popular constitution. A Lib eonstitu-. granted era Ministry was called in on January 29. The city of Messina was still in full insurrection when the standard of revolt was raised in northern Italy. In order to deprive the Austrian Government of one of its chief financial supports, the patriotic societies of Italy formed a resolution to abstain from the use of tobacco, on which the government had a monopoly. On the following Sunday, Austrian officers, smoking in the streets of Milan, were AntiAus; a 'tnan riots attacked by the populace. The troops had to beatMllan called to arms, and blood was shed on both sides. Similar outbreaks followed in Padua an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... 1848 THE long seething discontent of the lower classes in Italy, fomented by the national aspirations oi such radical leaders ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217771920

ISBN - 13:9780217771924

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