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Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 1: Piedmont and the Two Sicilies

Gabriele Esposito Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)

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Osprey Publishing
01 September 2017
History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Land forces & warfare
In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' - not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings of Sardinia and Piedmont, and the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. This book, the first of a two-part series on the armies that fought in the Italian Wars of Unification, examines the Piedmontese and Neapolitan armies that fought in the north and south of the peninsula. Illustrated with prints, early photos and detailed commissioned artwork, this book explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies that fought to unite the Italian peninsula under one flag.
By:   Gabriele Esposito
Illustrated by:   Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   512
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   166g
ISBN:   9781472819499
ISBN 10:   1472819497
Series:   Men-at-Arms
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history. His main field of research is the military of 19th-century Latin America, but his interests range from the Ancient world to modern post-colonial conflicts. He has published several works in the UK, including MAA 499: Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70 published in March 2015, and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines.

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