Converting a Nation

A Modern Inquisition and the Unification of Italy

  • Authors
  • Ariella┬áLang

Part of the Studies in European Culture and History book series (SECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Ariella Lang
      Pages 1-8
  3. Trials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ariella Lang
      Pages 11-30
    3. Ariella Lang
      Pages 31-72
  4. Novels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ariella Lang
      Pages 75-103
    3. Ariella Lang
      Pages 105-135
  5. The Catholic Press

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Ariella Lang
      Pages 139-176
    3. Ariella Lang
      Pages 177-180
    4. Ariella Lang
      Pages 181-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-237

About this book


Examining a variety of newspapers, novels, and Inquisition trials, Lang demonstrates how the accounts of conversion to the Catholic Church provide an unusual political opinion with serious ramifications in the shaping of national Italian identity during unification.


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