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Two brothers telling the story of the Italian Unification, 1790-1870. Our story will start with a quick recap of Italian history from Roman times to 1790, then we'll slow down and examine the complex social, political, and economic themes as we cover the events of the Italian Unification.

Talking History: The Italian Unification Benjamin & Adam Ashwell

    • Education
    • 4.8, 187 Ratings

Two brothers telling the story of the Italian Unification, 1790-1870. Our story will start with a quick recap of Italian history from Roman times to 1790, then we'll slow down and examine the complex social, political, and economic themes as we cover the events of the Italian Unification.

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4.8 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

maurice ( not the emperor) ,

VivaMazzini

Great show, an exceptional characterization of the Italian (or most appropriately the coacervate of italian states) during the Risorgimento. It is a great opportunity to have such an unbiased view vis a vis the somewhat ‘doctored’ version that we (Italian) learned at school in the 60s( and likely still presently).
Our academic learning of the Risorgimento was affected by a huge dose of ‘mythology’ originating by the long sought objective to ‘make the Italians’ after the ‘making of Italy’.
Sadly the ‘cultural transformation ‘ to make the Italians is still largely unachieved after 150 year.
I recommend to all my fellow ‘compaesani’ that are fluent in English ( and to all folks interested in European history) to listen to this podcast.
It is both humbling, inspiring and eye opener.
Thank you both for creating such a jewel narration.

TXOutlook ,

Thorough and intriguing

In “Talking History: The Italian Unification” the creators put significant and valuable effort into presenting a digestible, thorough and intriguing summary of the history of the Italian Unification. This has been particularly valuable to me as I try to consume all I can about Italy in preparation to live amongst these people.

shtock ,

Come back

Excellent podcast wish they didn’t quit.

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