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1919. The author writes of the lives and characters of the great men who accomplished the delivery of Italy from those who oppressed it a century ago, the Hapsburgs of Austria in the north, the Bourbons of Naples in the south, the Papal Government and some petty princes in the central parts of the peninsula, are too little known in France. Pons tells of the era, called the Risorgimento by the Italians, the uprising or resurrection of a great nation from the servitude imposed upon it by foreign arms-for it was the power of Austria which maintained all the petty tyrants-was the heroic age of modern Italy. Some of the men involved in the movement included Mazzini, Cavour and Garibaldi, the prophet, the statesman and the warrior, and others such as Aurelio Saffi, one of the triumvirs at Rome in 1849; Daniele Manin, the defender of Venice; Massino d'Azeglio, the Piedmontese noble; Terenio Mamiani, Depretis and Minghetti, who lived on to become Ministers after the liberation of their country under Victor Emanuel, the patriot king whom every one trusted as the soul of honor.