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Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920
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Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

C. A. Bayly and E. F. Biagini

Abstract

Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian patriot, humanist, and republican – was one of the most celebrated and revered political activists and thinkers of the 19th century. This volume compares and contrasts the perception of his thought and the transformation of his image across the world. Mazzini's contribution to the Italian Risorgimento was unparalleled; he stood for a ‘religion of humanity’; he argued against tyranny, and for universal education, a democratic franchise, and the liberation of women. The chapters in this book reflect the range of Mazzini's political thought, discussing his vision of int ... More

Keywords: Giuseppe Mazzini, Risorgimento, universal education, women's liberation, international relations, art and politics, political history, modern nationalism, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264317
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. A. Bayly, editor
Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the British Academy

E. F. Biagini, editor
Reader in Modern British and European History, University of Cambridge

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Introduction

C. A. Bayly, and Eugenio F. Biagini

Part I Mazzini and the Ideologies of Democratic Nationalism

Part II The Religions of the Nation

Part III The Globalisation of Democratic Nationalism

End Matter