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Assassins against the Old OrderItalian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe$
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Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041877

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.001.0001

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The Risorgimento and the Origins of Anarchist Violence

The Risorgimento and the Origins of Anarchist Violence

Chapter:
(p.7) 1 The Risorgimento and the Origins of Anarchist Violence
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Assassins against the Old Order
Author(s):

Nunzio Pernicone

Fraser M. Ottanelli

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.003.0002

Chapter 1 highlights the continuity between the Risorgimento and Italian anarchist activities during the movement’s formative years. Specifically, it describes how anarchist violence based on insurrections, guerrilla warfare and tyrannicide was an amalgam of two revolutionary ideologies and traditions inherited from the Risorgimento: the revolutionary democracy of Carlo Pisacane (specifically his articulation of “propaganda of the deed,”) Giuseppe Mazzini and Giuseppe Garibaldi along with lesser known republicans, and the anarchist socialism introduced into Italy by Mikhail Bakunin.

Keywords:   Anarchists, Risorgimento, Giuseppe Mazzini, Carlo Pisacane, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Mikhail Bakunin, Insurrections, guerrilla warfare, “propaganda of the deed”, tyrannicide

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