Greater Italy by William Kay WallaceGreater Italy by William Kay Wallace

Greater Italy

byWilliam Kay Wallace

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII THE VATICAN AND THE QUIRINAL Rome The Capital Of The Kingdom Of Italy. The Law Of Guarantees. The Roman Question Among the various problems which have confronted the new Kingdom of Italy, none has been more difficult and vexatious than that of its relations with the Papacy. Though an Italian Pontiff, elected by a majority of Italian cardinals, sits on the throne of St. Peter, no Pope has hitherto become openly reconciled to the loss of his temporal power, and the King of Italy is still considered by the Vatican and its entourage as the unlawful usurper of the rights and privileges, as well as the estates, of the Holy See. It was on September 19,1870, that the Italian troops under the command of General Raffaele Cadorna stood before the walls of Rome. King Victor Emmanuel had, in a letter couched in terms of filial affection, prayed the Pope, Pius IX, to renounce his temporal prerogatives, and thus permit the peaceable accomplishment of Italian unity, which with the incorporation of Rome in the Kingdom would be complete. The Pope refused to comply with this request, stating that he would resist by force of arms all attempts to deprive him of his dominions. On September 20 the Italian forces, after a bombardment of the city lasting five hours, entered Rome through a breach in the walls near the Porta Pia. Seeing that further resis 159 tance was useless, the Pope ordered his troops to retire, and as a protest to the world against the violation of his sovereignty, Pius IX shut himself up in the Vatican, never to leave it, a self-interned prisoner. This was not the first time in recent years that the Popes lost their temporal power. As a result of the Napoleonic invasion of Italy a republic was proclaimed in Rome in 1798 which lasted but a brief p...
Title:Greater ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217481353

ISBN - 13:9780217481359