By Anthony L. Cardoza
This e-book offers the 1st complete account of the Italian Sobility within the post-unification period, and demanding situations contemporary interpretations that experience under pressure the speedy fusion of outdated and new elites by way of highlighting the ongoing financial energy, social energy and political impression of Italy's such a lot admired neighborhood aristocracy. In Piedmont, the nobles built extra oblique different types of impact, whereas last a separate and particular workforce with restricted social contacts with business or managerial elites, until eventually global conflict I remodeled their outdated lifestyle.
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185-186; Nada, Roberto d'Azeglio, vol. 1, p . 36; and R o m e o , Cavour e il suo tempo, vol. 1, p . 22. See, for instance, the Decree of December 23, 1798, cited in Bianchi, Storia delta monarchia piemontese, vol. in, p. 186. ARISTOCRATS IN BOURGEOIS ITALY 29 Marchesa Asinari di San Marzano, and Marchese Mazzetti di Frinco on charges that they had been the chief instigators of anti-French insurrections; eventually all three were found innocent. 62 The nobles who remained in Piedmont had to endure public ridicule and insults.
Although representation was supposed to be divided equally between the nobility and the other classes of citizens, the former typically accounted for thirty-nine to forty-six of the sixty decurions and the majority of important committee posts in the city of Turin throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. 91 Even these figures do not fully measure the extent of aristocratic influence in Turin, since many of the most important bourgeois decurions such as Barbaroux, Rignon, Ricciolio, Pansoya, Borbonese, and Nigra had themselves already embarked on a path that would lead to their ennoblement and eventual absorption into the old titled elite.
361. O n the mechanisms of preferment and the nobility, see Cognasso, "Nobilta e borghesia," pp. 2 2 8 - 2 2 9 . O n the family connections of C o u n t Clemente Solaro della Margarita and his rapid rise within t h e Ministry of Foreign Affairs after 1814, for instance, see Lovera and Rinieri, Clemente Solaro della Margarita, vol. 1, p . 48. For Solaro's support of d'Azeglio, see Nada, Roberto d'Azeglio, vol. 1, p . 259. D'Azeglio, Things I Remember, p. 83. ARISTOCRATS IN BOURGEOIS ITALY 35 classes of citizens.
Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italy: The Piedmontese Nobility, 1861-1930 by Anthony L. Cardoza