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Darkest Italy

The Nation and Stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860–1900

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John Dickie
    Pages 1-23
  3. John Dickie
    Pages 53-82
  4. John Dickie
    Pages 121-141
  5. John Dickie
    Pages 143-148
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-209

About this book


Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels. John Dickie analyzes these stereotypes in the post Unification period, when the Mezzogiornio was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an "Africa" on the European continent.


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About the authors

JOHN DICKIE is Lecturer in Italian Studies at University College London. He is General Editor of Modern Italy, the journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy.

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