Garibaldi: the patriot as global hero
Speaker(s): Professor Lucy Riall, Professor John Breuilly
Chair: Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi
Recorded on 24 October 2007 in New Theatre, East Building.
The Italian revolutionary leader Giuseppe Garibaldi was not only worshipped as national hero in his country but he was also a hugely popular global figure in his lifetime - an estimated 500,000 people turned out to greet him on his arrival in London in 1864. The lecture, which marks the bicentenary of Garibaldi's birth, examines the charismatic leader's emergence as global symbol in the context of nineteenth-century globalization processes, developments in mass media, and political conflicts.