The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth Century Italy

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Bringing together the work of a ground-breaking group of scholars working on the Italian Risorgimento to consider how modern Italian national identity was first conceived and constructed politically, the book makes a timely contribution to current discussions about the role of patriotism and the nature of nationalism in present-day Italy.

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The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy

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Overview

Bringing together the work of a ground-breaking group of scholars working on the Italian Risorgimento to consider how modern Italian national identity was first conceived and constructed politically, the book makes a timely contribution to current discussions about the role of patriotism and the nature of nationalism in present-day Italy.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780230248007
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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SILVANA PATRIARCAProfessor of History at Fordham University in New York City, USA. She has also taught at Columbia University and the University of Florida and is the author of Numbers and Nationhood: Writing Statistics in Nineteenth-Century Italy and of Italian Vices: Nation and Character From the Risorgimento to the Republic, both published by Cambridge University Press.
LUCY RIALLProfessor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, and has held visiting appointments at the École Normale Supérieure Paris, the Free University Berlin and the University of Freiburg. Her publications include Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero (2007) and Risorgimento. The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation-State (2009).

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction: Revisiting the Risorgimento; S.Patriarca& L.Riall
European Romanticism and the Italian Risorgimento; P.Ginsborg
The Hero and the People; A.Lyttelton
From the People to the Masses: Political Developments in Italian Opera from Rossini to Mascagni; S.Chiappini
Discovering Politics: Action and Recollection in the First Mazzzian Generation; A.Arisi Rota& R.Balzani
Mazzini and/in Love; R.Pesman
Personal and Political Passions: Mothers in the Risorgimento; M.D'Amelia
A Patriotic Emotion: Shame and the Risorgimento; S.Patriarca
Men at War: Masculinity and Military Idealsin the Risorgimento; L.Riall
The Remembrance of Heroes; A.M.Banti
Anti-Catholicism and the Culture War in Risorgimento Italy; M.Borutta
Italian Jews and the 1848-49 Revolutions: Patriotism and Multiple Identities; T.Catalan
Liberalism and Empires in the Mediterranean: the Viewpoint of the Risorgimento; M.Isabella
The Risorgimento: a Multi-National Movement; D.Reill
Bibliography

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