Rimorsi e Confessione.
Letterpress., 3 sheets, 387 x 247mm. 15¼ x 9¾". Some staining.
Rimorsi e Confessione, a conversation between the Church and the Italian public, following the riots of 1848. The church criticizes the way that the country allowed such riots to take place and the lack of compassion and lack of judgement and sense from the State. Particular criticism is against Francesco Saverio del Carretto (1777-1861) who was a minister of police for King Ferdinand II, but following the start of the Revolution in 1848, he saw no other choice than to escape, and he fled to France. The riots began following a fierce outbreak of cholera in Sicily; del Carretto authorised the arrest of 750 people, of which hundreds were sentenced to death. His escape also meant that he was banished from the courts and any ministerial business.
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