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Published: 24 January 2013

296 Pages | 4 maps and 21 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199646494

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Under the Volcano

Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Lucy Riall

  • Original analysis of a key episode in modern Italian history: the revolt at Bronte and the expedition of the Thousand
  • Offers a fascinating account of Nelson's legacy and of the experience of British life overseas in the Age of Empire
  • Based on new and hitherto unused archival material
  • Takes in the long-term origins and consequences of the famous revolt, as well as considering the problem of memory and the struggles over memory in Italy today
  • Provides a detailed, sometimes intimate account of great historical events seen from a Sicilian town through individual letters and other first-hand accounts