[PDF / Epub] ☆ Cavour By Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco – Horse-zine.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Cavour
  • Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 9781410209467

13 thoughts on “Cavour

  1. says:

    This an absolutely outstanding biography of one of the great leaders of the Risorgimento or the Italian struggle of independence The author who would have ten when Cavour died who was a near contemporary of Cavour She relies on her knowledge of the milieu and secondary sources rather than intensive work in the archives to draw her conclusion which ultimately works for the benefit of the Anglophone reader in the 21st century An aristocrat like Cavour, Countess Cesaresco believed passionately that the best form of government was a constitutional monarchy in which the nobles would have enough power to offset the irresponsible instincts of the democratic hordes Suffice to say, the Countess considered Cavour to be a hero and Garibaldi to be a highly dangerous demagogue from the lower classes Given her beliefs, the Countess is able to put herself in Cavour s shoes as she describes how he masterfully managed Garibaldi, Palmerston, Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel in order to create the Kingdom of Italy.I agree entirely with the Countess s own assessment of the strengths of her vantage point She wrote The sagacious historian ought not lightly to set aside the current conviction of contemporaries Those who come after are much better informed as the data, but they fail to catch the atmospheric tendency, the beginning to drift of which witnesses are sensible This is a fine book that indeed recreates the atmosphere and drift of the era It would be an excellent complement to any modern biography based on extensive archival work.


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