Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Leo J. Wearing


Joseph Mazzini is known as the great Italian patriot, yet he lived half of his life in England; he is known as an ardent revolutionary, yet his every attempt to produce lasting revolution ended in failure; he sincerely believed in his own religious creed, yet few really accepted it; he was a vital force in the unification of Italy, yet he was still officially an exile of Italy when he died, illegally as it were, in a unified Italy under the name of Mr. George Brown. The seeming contradictions of his life are bound up with his personal ideals and temperament, and with the social and political setting of contemporary Italy.