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Lucy Riall

Prof. Lucy RiallProfessor of Comparative History of Europe (19th to 20th centuries)


Tel. [+39] 055 4686 543 / 489
Email Lucy.Riall@EUI.eu

Administrative Assistant: Alina Vlad

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy

Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 209 - Office Hours: Thursdays, 11.00-13.00  


Fields of Research

  • Modern European History, especially Italy
  • The Mediterranean and Mediterranean Empires
  • Nationalism
  • Religion and politics
  • History and Memory


English, Italian, French, German, Spanish

Current Seminars at EUI

Current Research Projects

  • History of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean Empires in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Comparative History of Modern Italy, Germany and Japan
  • History and Memory in Modern Italy

Selected Recent Publications

  • Under the Volcano: Revolution in a Sicilian Town (forthcoming with Oxford University Press, January 2013). Italian translation La Rivolta. Bronte 1860 (forthcoming with Laterza, October 2012)
  • ‘Anticattolicesimo e rinascita cattolica: la Gran Bretagna, l’Irlanda e gli stati pontifici, 1850-1860,’ in R. Balzani and A. Varni (eds), La Romagna nel Risorgimento.  Politica, società e cultura al tempo dell'Unità (Rome and Bari, Laterza, 2012), 5-44
  • ‘Guerre et nation dans l’Italie du Risorgimento,’ Revue de l’histoire du xix siècle, 44/1 (2012), 49-64
  • The Risorgimento revisited: Nationalism and Culture in 19th-Century Italy (edited with Silvana Patriarca) (London, Palgrave, 2012)
  • ‘Martyr cults in nineteenth-century Italy,’ Journal of Modern History, 82/2, 2010, 255-87
  • ‘The shallow end of history? On the substance and future of political biography,’ Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 40/3, 2010, 375-97
  • Risorgimento: The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation State (London, Palgrave, 2009)
  • Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero (New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 2007)


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