Description: September 20, 1870 was the end of the Risorgimento, the final defeat of the Papl States under Pius IX and the unification of the Italian peninsula/. What were the Papal States and what was their significance? We talk with Bill Cook.
Dr. Bill Cook
William Cook is Professor Emeritus of History at State University of New York - Genesceo, where he taught on Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Church History. He is the president of the Bill Cook Foundation, which helps poor children in 29 countries go to school. Visit billcookfoundation.org. He is the author of several books including "The Medieval World View: An Introduction" and has hosted nine Great Courses lecture series, covering topics such as the Hussites, the Cathedral and early Church fathers.