An absolutist conspiracy plot during the Neapolitan constitutional revolution in 1820-21

Author/s Luca Di Mauro
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2
Language Italian Pages 31 P. 7-37 File size 237 KB
DOI 10.3280/RISO2022-002001
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

The proclamation of the Spanish Constitution in the Two Sicilies following the Carbonari movement in July 1820 did not interrupt the political activi- ty of the secret societies that had characterised the previous decade. During the eight months of the representative regime, clandestinity continued to be considered a political tool and democratic, liberal and reactionary for- mations moved in the shadows to change or overthrow the government. The documents from the Ministry of Grace and Justice fund in the Naples State Archives narrate the police investigations of the Neapolitan constitutional regime about a conspiracy of the reactionary society of the Calderari, pre- pared between December 1820 and February 1821. Although it finally had no practical effects, the action of the legitimist group sheds light on a composite network of action and recruitment and makes it possible to analyse the reasons - both political and personal - behind the politicisation of the different social groups involved in the project.

Keywords: Constitution, Legitimism, Conspiracy, Two Sicilies, Calderari, Police.

Luca Di Mauro, Un progetto di congiura assolutista durante l’ottimestre costituzionale del 1820-21 in "IL RISORGIMENTO" 2/2022, pp 7-37, DOI: 10.3280/RISO2022-002001