General and candidate. Military élite and electoral campaigns in Liberal Italy,

Author/s Jacopo Lorenzini
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/2 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 159-178 File size 274 KB
DOI 10.3280/MON2017-002006
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Moving from the assumption that the military was one of the many élites that ruled the Italian Liberal state, the author analyses those election campaigns to the Chamber of Deputies in which high-ranking army officers were involved as candidates. The role of their social networks and the personal engagement of these officers are reconstructed through their private and family archives, in particular the records of Count Luigi Majnoni d’Intignano, a Lombard aristocrat who ran for a seat twice. The research ultimately leads to a rethinking of both the role of Italy’s military élite in politics and its perception of it before the Great War.

Keywords: Military, politics, élite, Liberal Italy, election campaign, Parliament

Jacopo Lorenzini, Il generale si candida. Élite militare e competizione elettorale nell’Italia liberale in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2/2017, pp 159-178, DOI: 10.3280/MON2017-002006