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Italian Modernities

Competing Narratives of Nationhood

  • Rosario Forlenza
  • Bjørn Thomassen

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 1-22
  3. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 23-55
  4. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 57-90
  5. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 91-118
  6. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 119-148
  7. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 149-177
  8. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 179-208
  9. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 209-245
  10. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 247-269
  11. Rosario Forlenza, Bjørn Thomassen
    Pages 271-281
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 283-296

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that Italy represents a privileged entry point into the comparative analysis of ideologies and experiences of modernity. The book compares how thinkers and politicians belonging to different ideological clusters - Liberalism, Communism, Fascism, Chistian Democracy - came to formulate multiple and often antagonistic visions of Italy's road to the modern. By revisiting Italian political history from the late nineteenth century until the present with a focus on transition periods, Italian Modernities explores how competing historical narratives influenced shifting understandings of Italian nationhood, thus foregrounding the active role of memory politics in the formulation of multiple modernities.

Keywords

Italy Italian studies memory politics modernity nationhood democracy liminality political history transition Communism Fascism Liberalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosario Forlenza
    • 1
  • Bjørn Thomassen
    • 2
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.RoskildeDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-49212-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-50155-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49212-8
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