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1. Origins and background

Risorgimento (Italian “Resurrection,” “Resurgence”) was the title of a daily newspaper founded by Cesare Balbo in the autumn of 1847 and edited, from 1848/49, by Camillo Benso di Cavour. It represented the classical liberal-conservative, monarchist, pro-Piedmontese wing of the Italian liberation and unification movement (Freedom). Towards the end of the 19th century, the term became established to describe the diverse movements tha…

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Altgeld, Wolfgang, “Risorgimento”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026745>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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