The Independence of Italy, Tr. from the Italian

The Independence of Italy, Tr. from the Italian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...and adorn herself with the graces of refinement. Italy, if redeemed and at peace, would bestow the gifts of her genius on Europe, and on the world. Not only reason, but evidence shows that if Italy were free to exercise her powers, she would benefit nerself as well as other nations, What part of Italy has, since 1849, been at once the most progressing and the most tranquil? Piedmont, the standard-bearer of Nationality. All around was in agitation, which neither absolute power nor Austrian arms could allay: the Mazzini faction burst forth at Milan, Carrara and Leghorn, and Ferdinand of Naples grew pale at the sound of fire-arms. What Italian State marched to the Crimea, when the Western Powers contested the attempt of Russia to dictate to Europe 1 Piedmont alone; although Naples has an army far too large for her territory, and Tuscany, with half its present inhabitants, could, in the Seven Years' War, send 4000 men to die for Maria Teresa. What other State of Italy, save Piedmont, has dared to raise her voice, and proclaim to the world that Austria is the true and sole cause of her disturbance, and of European tumult 1 Piedmont alone. She, affranchised from a foreign yoke, can venture to warn the Great Powers of their common danger. She, although a small State, has long made use of her intellect and her hand, and therefore, as Representative of Italy, she formed one of the Great Powers: she fought with them on the battle field, and joined them in council how best to provide for the peace and civilization of Europe. This will only be accomplished when the Independence of Italy is secured. CHAPTER X. THE INDEPENDENCE OF ITALY IS NECESSARY FOR THE EQUILIBRIUM OF EUROPE. The benefits that Italy would derive from emancipation, and the future good it...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523865
  • 9781236523860