1857. Civil Conflict and national war in the Italian Mezzogiorno
The «Mezzogiorno» involvement in the Unification of southern italy was the consequence of a long political conflict that lasted more than sixty years. Pisacane’s Expedition was only the final step of a long battle between legitimacy and liberalism. The article 1857. Civil Conflict and national war in the Italian Mezzogiorno takes it to mean by framing political, ideological and operational aspects of southern people involved in the Sapri matter, both on the Borbonic and on the Revolutionary sides. It was a war that in 1857 showed once again a deep interplay between local tensions, social divisions and contrasting modernizer forces, and that was evidence for the theory that set, at the starting place of the Two Sicilies Kingdom’s closing stages, the inability to come to an end of the long civil conflict that was crossing it throughout.