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A third Jesus Christ for Italy? Italian Heroes and the Risorgimento.

Whilst doing some reading for this blog – I intend to restart the podcast this summer and complete it as soon as I can, I started thinking about similarities between the Italian politician Bepe Grillo and Garibaldi.  Grillo’s wikipedia page … Continue reading

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The Beating of General Haynau

I’m doing a little research for a book chapter on the popularity of Garibaldi during a visit he made to England in 1864.  Public opinion in Britain was much more focused on ‘foreign affairs’ than it is today.  Many people … Continue reading

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The languages of Italy.

I’m researching a page or two of the forthcoming (very forthcoming) textbook, and came across a couple of really interesting bits and bobs.  The first is this article about the Arbereshe Albanian minority in Italy, which reminded me of this … Continue reading

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