Alberto Mario Banti
May 18, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780367429416 - CAT# 312340
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Italy
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This monograph is a translation of La Nazione del Risorgimento, an important work in Italian history of recent years. It analyses features of the idea of nationhood that animated the Italian Risorgimento movement during the first half of the 19th century. Through an innovative interdisciplinary approach, the book argues that Risorgimento nationalism, in contrast to the dominant views in post-1945 Italian historiography, was based mainly on an ethnic (naturalistic and deterministic) conception of the Italian nation.
Preface to the English edition; Preface to the first edition (2000); 1. The ‘Risorgimento canon’; 2. Morphology of the national discourse; 3. Archaeology of the national discourse; 4. Reception of the national discourse; Conclusions; Bibliography