Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 (1): Piedmont and the Two Sicilies

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In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression'--not a country, but a patchwork of states. The north (Savoy/Piedmont, and Venice ) was ruled by Austria-Hungary, and most of the minor central states were more or less clients of Austria. From Naples, a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy ruled the south--'the Two Sicilies.' The European 'Year of Revolutions', 1848, saw popular uprisings against the regimes all over the peninsula. These were eventually crushed (First War of Independence, 1848-49); but they ...

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 (1): Piedmont and the Two Sicilies 2017, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781472819499

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