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The antiquity of the Italian nation : the cultural origins of a political myth in modern Italy, 1796-1943

Author: Antonino De Francesco
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the political uses of Italy's antique past in the early nineteenth century, tracing how anti-romanism was transformed into a pillar of the nation-building process. It demonstrates the pivotal role played by this ancient heritage in the formation of modern Italian national identity.
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Genre/Form: History
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De Francesco, Antonino.
Antiquity of the Italian nation.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonino De Francesco
ISBN: 9780191757310 0191757314
OCLC Number: 940605999
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Antonino De Francesco.
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This book explores the political uses of Italy's antique past in the early nineteenth century, tracing how anti-romanism was transformed into a pillar of the nation-building process. It demonstrates the pivotal role played by this ancient heritage in the formation of modern Italian national identity.

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