National and Liberal. The Constitutionalism of the Italian Risorgimento

Maurizio Griffo

(Università di Napoli Federico II)
E-mail: maurizio.griffo[at]
ORCID: 0000-0002-2481-9219
DOI: 10.31261/FLPI.2020.02.07
„Fabrica Litterarum Polono-Italica” 2020, nr 1, s. 85-93


The Italian Risorgimento, that is the historical process that led to the unification and independence of Italy, is characterized by the constant conjugation of the national principle with the request of institutions of freedom. The article reconstructs this process through its topical moments (Jacobin triennium, motions of 1820-1821, decade of preparation), focusing on the post-1848 phase, when only the Kingdom of Sardinia maintained the constitution, becoming, thus, an essential point of reference for the patriotic movement.