Gearing up for the revolutions of 1848, we lay the groundwork by
talking about liberalism, money, books, and opera in 19th century
Italy. This unusually long episode has an intermission halfway
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.