Sicily and the Unification of Italy : Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859-1866: Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859-1866

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Oxford University Press, Mar 12, 1998 - 264 pages
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This is the first in-depth analysis of the impact of Italian unification on the hitherto isolated communities of rural Sicily. Traditional explanations of Sicily's instability depict a society trapped by a feudal past. Lucy Riall finds instead that many areas of the island were experiencing a period of rapid modernization, as local government increased their organizational efforts. Beginning with the period prior to the revolution of 1860, Dr Riall shows why successive attempts at political reform failed, and analyses the effects of this failure. She describes the bitter and violent conflict between rival elites and the mounting tide of peasant unrest which together threatened the status quo within the isolated communities of the Sicilian interior. Through an examination of the problems of local government - tax collection, conscription, the organization of policing - and of attempts to suppress peasant disturbances and control crime, she shows that the modernization of the Sicilian countryside both undermined the control of the central government and made the countryside itself more unstable.
  

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Poverty Protest and Power 18151849
30
From Risorgimento to Revolution 18491860
62
The Reality of Government
76
The Impact
108
Liberal Policy and the Control of Public Order 18601862
138
The Breakdown of Authority 18621863
156
Criminals Republicans and Reactionaries 18641865
179
Revolt Against the Government 1866
198
Conclusion
222
Index
247
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