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  • proper noun The principles, practices, or organization of the Carbonari.


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Carbonari +‎ -ism


  • There did not, as yet, exist in France any of those vast underlying organizations, like the German tugendbund and Italian Carbonarism; but here and there there were dark underminings, which were in process of throwing off shoots.

    Les Miserables

  • The perfidious worm which was eating away at the heart of France, as it had long done those of the other European monarchies, was Carbonarism.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • So that he finds Carbonarism to have lacked in virtue, because it had not descended, for its disciples, sufficiently low in the scale of society!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • The latter shrank from extreme measures, and was content with an oath of retraction; but the Austrian government gave instant orders to the chiefs of police, both there and at Venice, to arrest those whom the perjured Count Villa named as adherents of Carbonarism.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • H---- was always aware of the extent of the operations of the various factions, and probably was the only man in France really alarmed at the influence which Carbonarism exerted in France and the neighboring states.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • Romagnols invested Carbonarism with the wild intensity of their own temperament, resolute even to crime, but capable of supreme impersonal enthusiasm.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • The origin of Carbonarism has been sought in vain; as a specimen of the childish fables that once passed for its history may be noticed the legend that Francis I. of France once stumbled on a charcoal burner's hut when hunting 'on the frontiers of his kingdom next to Scotland,' and was initiated into the rites similar to those in use among the sectaries of the nineteenth century.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • From the kingdom of Naples, Carbonarism spread to the Roman states, and found a congenial soil in Romagna, which became the focus whence it spread over the rest of Italy.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • In Piedmont, Carbonarism had made great way among the upper classes and among the younger officers; the flower of the country was enrolled in its ranks, and the impatience to take some action towards procuring free institutions for themselves, and doing something for their

    The Liberation of Italy

  • As far as can be ascertained, it gave a general support to Napoleon, while Carbonarism rejected every foreign yoke.

    The Liberation of Italy


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