By: Edited by Albert Russell Ascoli and Krystyna Von Henneberg
Berg Publishers: May 2001
Seller ID: 734529
Binding: paperback / softcover
Condition: 320 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, Berg Publishers
This 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 de... View More...