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 (rĭ-sôr′jə-mĕn′tō, rē-zôr′jē-)
The period of or the movement for the liberation and political unification of Italy, beginning about 1750 and lasting until 1870.

[Italian, from risorgere, to rise again, from Latin resurgere; see resurge.]


1. (Historical Terms) the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century
[Italian, from risorgere to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise]


(rɪˌzɔr dʒəˈmɛn toʊ, -ˌsɔr-)

n., pl. -tos, -ti (-ti)
1. the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
2. (l.c.) any period or instance of renewal or resurgence.
[< Italian, <risorg(ere) to rise again (< Latin resurgere; see resurge)]
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During the phase of the Italian Risorgimento from 1815 to 1848, says Romani, political thought as usually intended--discussions on government, liberty, rights, and so on--inextricably merged with musings about virtues and character.
The two-act opera, as performed at the Metropolitan Opera, is set in a small village in rural Italy in 1836 when the Risorgimento, the movement for Italian independence, was beginning to gather momentum.
This in turn provoked the Risorgimento and the forcible union of the peninsular under the Savoy monarchy, which culminated in the invasion of the Papal States and the establishment of Rome as the capital in 1870.
The National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento (Turin) is the first, the largest and the most important among the 23 museums in Italy dedicated to the Risorgimento.
Esso palesa un complesso retroterra biografico (discendenza lucchese, nascita in Egitto, formazione francese), ma riflette anche un grande tema del dibattito culturale: l'interpretazione del conflitto come epilogo del Risorgimento, fucina d'italianita, crogiolo dell'unita morale degli italiani.
Otro acierto de este minucioso relato es la descripcion del contexto historico y social de la Italia del Risorgimento y del pontificado de Leon XIII, junto con los elementos teologicos del debate en tomo al modernismo durante el pontificado de Pio X y del papel desempenado por el joven Della Chiesa.
Furthermore, opera served as a vehicle for nationalist expression until political unification occurred (Simonetta Chiappini, "From the People to the Masses: Political Developments in Italian Opera from Rossini to Mascagni" in The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy, ed.
Its name pays homage to Risorgimento statesman Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, who was mayor of Grinzane for 17 years.
As it inherited a long environmental tradition, relating to Romanticism, and imagined a new political identity, the Risorgimento shaped and institutionalised the general idea of nature in the national discourse about the Bel Paese.
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At the same time, this nationalism is situated in a discourse of transnational cultural identity, linking it to Risorgimento philosophical thought, while, in terms of Pirandello's family history, it connects to a personal commitment to a unified Italy free from foreign rule.