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A history of Odessa : the last Italian Black Sea colony

Author: Anna Makolkin
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2004.
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The book places this 18th century Italian migration to the Black Sea into various contexts- the ancient porto-franco, the 12th-14th century Crimea, the persecution of Jesuits and Jews, Risorgimento  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Makolkin, Anna, 1943-
History of Odessa.
Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645828697
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Makolkin
ISBN: 0773462724 9780773462724
OCLC Number: 56419459
Description: vi, 270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword i; Acknowledgment v; Notes on Translation and Transliteration vii; List of Photographs viii; Introduction 1; Chapter One; A Peculiar Case of Historical Amnesia: the Forgotten Italians; 1.1 Keeping the History Line Straight 5; 1.2 A Statistical Legerdemain 10; 1.3 The Forgotten Italians 14; Chapter Two; The Italian Predestination; 2.1 The Italian Destiny 27; 2.2 The Sea and the Seeds of Culture 30; 2.3 The Second Window to Europe 32; 2.4 The De Ribas Dynasty 42; Chapter Three; Odessa's Italian Face: Architecture; 3.1 The First Glance at Odessa 77; 3.2 Seducing with the Sights 86; 3.3 Italian Architects, the Progenitors of the Russian Port 88; 3.4 The Italian Styles, Permanent Signs of Foreignness 98; Chapter Four; The Making of a Free Russian Port; 4.1 Odessa's Porto-Franco Origins 107; 4.2 The Ancient Predecessors of a Free Port 109; 4.3 Hansa Towns - The Medieval Precursors of the Modern Free Ports 111; 4.4 Genoa-The Modern Free Trade Zone 112; 4.5 The Odessa Porto Franco 114; 4.6 The Genovese Porto Franco King in Odessa: Carlo Rocco 121; Chapter Five; Porto Franco and Cultural Dialogue; 5.1. Italian- The Odessa Lingua Franca, the Code of Porto Franco 125; 5.2 The Size and Influence of the Italian Colony in Odessa 130; 5.3. A Venetian Doctor, Russian War veteran and Odessa Icon 135; 5.4 The Livorno Native, Custodian of a Russian Public Library 138; 5.5. A Neapolitan Pioneer of Italian Studies in Odessa: Professor Domenico De Vivo 141; 5.6. A Neapolitan Cultural Servant for Gratis: Professor Antonio Vlandi 142; Chapter Six; A Profile of an Italian Immigrant; 6.1. Whom Could Odessa Attract? 147; 6.2. Jesuits and the Porto-Franco Haven 149; 6.3. The Invisible Italian Jews in Odessa 154; 6.4 Garibaldi and Garibaldini in Odessa 162; 6.5. The Odessa Masons 171; Chapter Seven; Italian Art and Music in Odessa; 7.1 Opera- the Cultural Necessity for the Odessa Italians 175; 7.2 Impresario Mantovani- Odessa's Cultural Attache 176; 7.3 Italian Opera- Forging the Odessa Audience 179; 7.4 The Neapolitan Composers on the Odessa Stage-Paisiello, Coccia, Mercadante, Cimarosa 180; 7.5 Rossini, Rossinomania and Odessa 189; 7.6 Verdi in Odessa 194; 7.7 The Odessa Opera Divas 195; Chapter Eight The Italian Theatrical Priests and Priestesses in Odessa; 8.1 The "Regal Ristori" and Odessa 201; 8.2 Giacinta Pezzara-Gualtieri 204; 8.3 The Tragedy-maker - Tommaso Salvini 205; 8.4 Eleonora Duse's Shakespearean Portraits 208; 8.5. The Sicilian's Fiasco in Odessa: Giovanni di Grasso 211; 8.6 Federico Consolo - the Virtuoso Violinist 213; 8.7 Ernesto Rossi's Grand Finale in Odessa 215; Chapter Nine; Martyrdom of Immigration; 9.1. Carosso, the Seeker of Chaos 219; 9.2 Justice seekers - Fazi, Tomassini, Gregori, Pucci, Frapolli, Simonetti 221; 9.3 Police Surveillance - A Symptom of Discrimination 227; 9.4 Legitimate Suspects: Marchio, Antonini 232; Chapter Ten; The Symbolic Death and Burial of the Last Italian Colony; 10.1 The Assassination of the Italian Vice - Consul
Other Titles: Last Italian Black Sea colony
Responsibility: Anna Makolkin.
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