IL RISORGIMENTO ITALIANO, the Italian Resurgence (1848-1861)

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BY: Bill Vollero, President Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara

Sunday March 1st, 2020. 1:00-3:00 pm. Karpeles Manuscript Library, Lecture Hall, 21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara (CA). FREE EVENT. There will be a small reception after the lecture. Cari Amici, Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we bring to you this presentation about Italy’s Risorgimento.

Fred Sidon, a good friend to many of us and a passionate Italophile and Historian, will be our speaker. He has given us this written introduction to his presentation as a background to his talk: “The dissolution of the Roman Empire left the Italian peninsula nothing but a name. As Austrian Diplomat Prince von Metternich said “Italy is but a geographic expression” and he was right. However, the underlying spirit of “Italianism”, or the desire for a unified nation, independent from foreign influence, had been kept alive throughout the centuries."

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