23 - The Hero of Two Worlds
Giuseppe Garibaldi is, by a huge margin, the most famous person in the story of the Italian Unification. But, his fame goes beyond that. In many ways, he was the most famous person of the entire 19th century - he was the first international superstar heart-throb romantic hero. Garibaldi was famous on a scale never before seen, as his fame coincided with an explosion in the technology of mass media - the telegraph, lithography, photography, combined with increasing literacy and public interest in foreign affairs. Download Episode 23
4/13/2018 04:11:53 pm
Hi - Thank you for your podcast about Italian Risorgimento. If I will have the opportunity, I will use some episodes for my Italian courses.
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Benjamin and Adam are brothers, and are both in grad school studying theoretical chemistry. History is their hobby.