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by Suzanne Dingee,Jennifer Pudney,Emilio Gentile

eBook La Grande Italia: The Rise and Fall of the Myth of the Nation in the Twentieth Century (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History) epub
  • ISBN: 0299228142
  • Author: Suzanne Dingee,Jennifer Pudney,Emilio Gentile
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (December 8, 2008)
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • ePUB size: 1206 kb
  • FB2 size 1888 kb
  • Formats azw docx lrf lit


La Grande Italia exposes the shallowness of an entire row of well-known but flawed ‘narratives’ of the nation-building process in Italy on our library shelves. Emilio Gentile’s La Grande Italia is a work of rare quality.

La Grande Italia exposes the shallowness of an entire row of well-known but flawed ‘narratives’ of the nation-building process in Italy on our library shelves.

George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual . Gentile concludes the book in 1961, with the celebration of the centenary of national unification. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History. Gentile surveys the various positions that emerged in the early twentieth century, from the "modernist nationalism" of avant-garde aesthetes, like Filippo Tomasso Marinetti's Futurists, who sought the creation of a New Italian, to imperialists who dreamt of an expansionist state, to humanists who saw themselves as the guardians of Mazzinian liberty. All of these currents, in turn, either fed into or were suppressed by Fascism, and the middle section of the book is devoted to Benito Mussolini's regime.

La Grande Italia book . Emilio Gentile is one of the leading historians of italian fascism, famed for his contribution to the study of the movement as a "political religion", one of the most dynamic frameworks of enquiry in the past twenty years. Nation -and nationalism all the more- is a contentious concept in modern history: it is at the heart of both the liberal revolutions that heralded the democratic era in which the West still position itself today, and simultaneously it is stigmatised as the root of the many dictatorships and the "civil war" which has shaken Europe in the first half of the XXth.

La Grande Italia presents a sweeping study of the development of Italian national identity in all its incarnations throughout the twentieth century

La Grande Italia presents a sweeping study of the development of Italian national identity in all its incarnations throughout the twentieth century. This important contribution to the study of modern Italian nationalism and the ambition to achieve a great Italy between the unification of Italy and the advent of the Italian Republic will appeal to anyone interested in modern European history, Fascism, and nationalism.

Suzanne Dingee and Jennifer Pudney are freelance translators based in. .Brand new Book Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. La Grande Italia: The Myth of the Nation in the Twentieth Century.

Suzanne Dingee and Jennifer Pudney are freelance translators based in Rome, Italy. They have taught English translation at Rome's Advanced School for Interpreters and Translators for more than twenty years and have recently completed translating another work by Emilio Gentile, God's Democracy. La Grande Italia traces the history of the myth of the nation in Italy along the curve of its rise and fall throughout the twentieth century. Paperback or Softback. Seller Inventory BBS-9780299228149.

European History Books. George L. University of Wisconsin Press. La Grande Italia : The Rise and Fall of the Myth of the Nation in the Twentieth Century. La Grande Italia presents a sweeping study of the development of Italian national identity in all its incarnations throughout the twentieth century.

Emilio Gentile, Suzanne Dingee, Jennifer Pudney. La Grande Italia" traces the history of the myth of the nation in Italy along the curve of its rise and fall throughout the twentieth century. Starting with the festivities for the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Italy in 1911 and ending with the centennial celebrations of 1961, Emilio Gentile describes a dense sequence of events: from victorious Italian participation in World War I through the rise and triumph of Fascism to Italy's transition to a republic. Gentile's definition of 'Italians' encompasses. Certainly the best discussion of a national myth over the whole time span of a nation that I know. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009.

La Grande Italia traces the history of the myth of the nation in Italy along the curve of its rise and fall throughout the twentieth century. Starting with the festivities for the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Italy in 1911 and ending with the centennial celebrations of 1961, Emilio Gentile describes a dense sequence of events: from victorious Italian participation in World War I through the rise and triumph of Fascism to Italy’s transition to a republic.    Gentile’s definition of “Italians” encompasses the whole range of political, cultural, and social actors: Liberals and Catholics, Monarchists and Republicans, Fascists and Socialists. La Grande Italia presents a sweeping study of the development of Italian national identity in all its incarnations throughout the twentieth century. This important contribution to the study of modern Italian nationalism and the ambition to achieve a “great Italy” between the unification of Italy and the advent of the Italian Republic will appeal to anyone interested in modern European history, Fascism, and nationalism.Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Regional General Interests, selected by the Public Library Association
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