Carlo Cattaneo: The Religiosity of a Relunctant Revolutionary Carlo Cattaneo: The Religiosity of a Relunctant Revolutionary
During the Cinque Giornate insurrection in Milan in 1848, Carlo Cattaneo was an integral part of the war committee, and its spokesman. Although he had many liberal ideas about government and the rights of men, Carlo Cattaneo was a reluctant revolutionary, preferring exile in Switzerland over pledging allegiance to the Savoyard monarchy during the Risorgimento. Historians have almost unanimously declared that Carlo Cattaneo was anticlerical and irreligious. This was not true. CARLO CATTANEO: THE RELIGIOSITY OF A RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARY examines the writings and the correspondence of Carlo Cattaneo, and concludes that the Cattanean opus is replete with Biblical references and allusions, Christian traditions and ideas. Historians have not taken the religiosity found in the writings of Carlo Cattaneo seriously. This thesis does.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:carlo cattaneo religiosity 1848 revolution milano risorgimento
Date of Publication:04/17/2007