Imagine the Revolution. Italian Exiles in Malta
and the Southern Initiative for the Risorgimento
In the nineteenth century, many democrats and conservative liberals lived in Malta during their exile from the Italian pre-unification States. The freedom of the press and the proximity to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies made the island a strategic launching pad of the revolution, especially after 1848. Through the use of sources from Italian and Maltese archives, the article tries to reconstruct the role of the Maltese node in the network of the Liberal Italian exile.
Keywords: Freedom of the press, new politics, Kingdom of the Two Sicily, liberal international