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City and Nation in the Italian Unification

The National Festivals of Dante Alighieri

City and Nation in the Italian Unification( )
Author: Yousefzadeh, Mahnaz
Series title:Italian and Italian American Studies
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $95.00
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This book investigates the first national festival of modern Italy, the Sixth Centenary Festival of Dante Alighieri in 1865. The study consists of an historical reconstruction of the event based on the discovery of un-catalogued and unpublished documents left by the organizers. The narrative poses the Centenary as a platform upon which an alternative definition of Italian national identity emerged, one based on a""history of Florentine Cultural nationalism that opposed the...
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