Under the Volcano: Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Hardcover | February 17, 2013

byLucy Riall

not yet rated|write a review
During the momentous events that shook Italy in 1860 as the nation was unified, there was a murderous riot in the Sicilian town of Bronte on the slopes of Mount Etna. Thereafter, Bronte became a symbol - of the limits of the liberal Risorgimento and of the persistence of foreign domination:descendants of Admiral Horatio Nelson had the largest landholding in the town and the British were said to have put pressure on Garibaldi to crush the uprising, which his lieutenant did with brutality.Lucy Riall has used the discovery of a new archive to transform brilliantly this episode into an ambitious exploration of much larger themes. Relaying an often brutal tale of poverty, injustice, and mismanagement, her powerful and engaging narrative also opens windows onto the true meaning of theBritish presence. Bronte's story becomes one that is also about Britain's policy towards Italy and Europe in the nineteenth century, and about colonial rule overseas in the age of Empire. It shows what happened when these two different aspects of British power bumped into each other in one Siciliantown.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$63.00

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

During the momentous events that shook Italy in 1860 as the nation was unified, there was a murderous riot in the Sicilian town of Bronte on the slopes of Mount Etna. Thereafter, Bronte became a symbol - of the limits of the liberal Risorgimento and of the persistence of foreign domination:descendants of Admiral Horatio Nelson had the ...

Lucy Riall has held visiting appointments at the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, the Free University Berlin and the University of Freiburg. Her publications include Risorgimento: The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation-State (2009); Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero (2007); and Sicily and the Unification of Italy, 1859-66: Liberal P...

other books by Lucy Riall

Garibaldi
Garibaldi

Kobo ebook|Oct 20 2008

$24.29 online$31.50list price(save 22%)
Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789-1914
Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789-1914

Kobo ebook|Mar 24 2015

$101.29 online$131.52list price(save 22%)
The Italian Risorgimento
The Italian Risorgimento

Kobo ebook|May 1 1994

$33.29 online$43.24list price(save 23%)
see all books by Lucy Riall
Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pagesPublished:February 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019964649X

ISBN - 13:9780199646494

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Under the Volcano: Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

PrefacePrologue: 18601. The Duchy2. Apotheosis3. The Dream4. Nelson versus Bronte5. Revolution6. Viva l'Italia7. North and SouthEpilogue: The Long GoodbyeAppendixBibliography