18 - Ozymandias in Italy
Where classicism had emphasized a cosmopolitan, international perspective, romanticism inspired nationalism and a search for identity. In Italy, though, this was a more complicated task than you might think. The peninsula had been fragmented for over a thousand, people spoke different languages, had different ethnic backgrounds in some cases, and had fought wars against each other not that long before. The formation of the modern unified Italian state was NOT a foregone conclusion. Download Episode 18
Francesco Hayez's Pietro Rossi, lord of Parma (http://www.francescomorante.it/pag_3/302hb.htm)
We cover the revolutions against the Kingdom of Piedmont and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1820-1821). Also be sure to check out my upcoming interviews on historypodcasters.com! Download Episode 17
Benjamin and Adam are brothers, and are both in grad school studying theoretical chemistry. History is their hobby.