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Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe

Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli


Italian anarchists compiled a formidable record of political assassinations during the 1890s: President Marie François Sadi Carnot of France was killed by Santo Caserio in 1894; Prime Minister Antonio Cánovas del Castillo of Spain by Michele Angiolillo in 1897; Empress Elizabeth of Austria by Luigi Luccheni in 1898; and King Umberto I of Italy by Gaetano Bresci in 1900. No less important were the unsuccessful assassination attempts committed during the same decade: Paolo Lega against Italian Prime Minister Francesco Crispi in 1894; and Pietro Acciarito against King Umberto in 1897. This book, ... More

Keywords: Italian anarchists, political assassinations, attentats, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Sante Caserio, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, Michele Angiolillo, Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Luigi Lucheni, King Umberto I, Gaetano Bresci, Paolo Lega, Francesco Crispi, Pietro Acciarito

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041877
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nunzio Pernicone, author

Fraser M. Ottanelli, author
University of South Florida