Italian unification, European politics
The proceedings of the international symposium on L’Unificazione Italiana e le Politiche Europee, held at the University’s Aula Magna in Valletta on the occasion of Italy’s 150th anniversary (1861-2001), have been published by the Malta University Press in English and in Italian.
The publication is introduced and edited by Henry Frendo, who during the symposium spoke on a Maltese perspective of the Risorgimento.
The event also included the participation of Andreas Gottsmann (Vienna) on the Habsburg Monarchy and the establishment of the Kingdom of Italy; Eugenio Biagini (Cambridge) on the attitude of the Anglo-Saxon countries towards the birth of the Italian nation state within the European equilibrium; Gilles Pecout (Paris) on the Risorgimento as a European movement in and beyond Italy and Romano Ugolini (Rome) on the birth of the Italian national state and the new European equilibrium.
The symposium was chaired by Simon Mercieca, who gave a brief historical background about Italy in Europe.
The publication is on sale from leading bookshops at €15 and includes a foreword by Italian ambassador Luigi Marras, who was instrumental in convening the symposium with the collaboration of the University of Malta’s Rectorate and authorities.