Making and Remaking Italy
The Cultivation of National Identity Around the Risorgimento
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Making and Remaking Italy by Albert Russell Ascoli
Book DescriptionThis important new book considers many of the ways in which national identity was imagined, implemented and contested within Italian culture before, during and after the period of Italian unification in the mid-nineteenth century. Taking a fresh approach towards national icons cherished by both Left and Right, the collection's authors examine the complex interaction between a perceived need for national identity and the fragmented nature of the Italian peninsula. In so doing, they draw on examples from a wide range of artistic and cultural media.The book opens with an introduction which defines the case of the Italian 'Risorgimento' and places it within a large context of European and global nation-building and nationalism. Authors discuss how episodes from the distant past were used by nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, musicians, and writers to recreate narratives of nationhood, as well as how the problem of Italian identity was before and during the Risorgimento. The question of who belonged in the new Italy, who remained outsiders, and how social and sexual differences entered into defining these groups is also addressed. The book concludes with an analysis of twentieth-century attempts to appropriate and reforge the 'spirit' of the Risorgimento, under Fascism and in our own time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859734520
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Albert Russell Ascoli
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An account of the life and works of Petrarch, scholar and poet, and his influence on European literature and culture.
Dante and the Making of a Modern Author, Paperback (October 2010)
The first comprehensive study of Dante's evolving, transformative relationship to medieval ideas of authorship and authority.
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Medina Lasansky, Cornell University; Luca Marcozzi, Roma Tre University; Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University; Katharine Park, Harvard University; Sandra Schmidt, Free University of Berlin; Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut
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Author Biography - Albert Russell Ascoli
Albert Russell Ascoli Professor of Italian Studies,University of California, Berkeley Krystyna Von Henneberg Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Davis
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