Journal title ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE
Author/s Giuseppe Barone
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/1 Language Italian
Pages 47 P. 103-149 File size 352 KB
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This essay analyzes the leadership of Queen Maria Carolina of Bourbon and particularly focuses on her personal "parallel" foreign policy initiatives during the «English decade». Through the use of a wide unpublished archival documentation, it has been possible to debunk the "black legend" of a sovereign who is considered crazy, reactionary and drugged with opium, and to fairly reconstruct the complexity of a historical figure with great political depth, the bearer of a clear vision of the "Italian question" in the changed European context.
Keywords: Bourbons, Europe, Italian Question, foreign policy, Napoleonic era.
Giuseppe Barone, Maria Carolina regina "italiana". Tra la perfida Albione e l’infida Francia (1806-1814) in "ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE" 1/2017, pp 103-149, DOI: 10.3280/ASSO2017-001008