Carlo e Filippo Piscane. A «Private Civil Conflict» in South Bourbon
The question of the participation of the South to the construction of the Italian nation-state is, even today, at the center of the historical debate. Within the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, liberalism and pressures unitary confronted with the structures and policies of the Bourbon monarchy. Using the correspondence between the brothers Carlo and Filippo Pisacane [1847-1855], one «Italian», the other legitimist, the article traces the existence, in the private sphere, of a triangulation between war, homeland and family dynamics and personal. The conflict becomes, therefore, crucial to understand the determination of afferents and political affiliations.
Keywords: Neapolitan patriotism, Italian nation, civil war, Pisacane