Mediterranean Perspectives
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The Fishing Net and the Spider Web

Mediterranean Imaginaries and the Making of Italians

Authors: Fogu, Claudio

  • Explores the role of the Mediterranean and associated imaginaries in the formation of Italian identity
    Moves beyond the focus on the nation-state that has characterized much previous scholarship
    Reinterprets key processes and episodes in Italian history, from the Kingdom of Naples through to the twentieth century

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About this book

This book explores the role of Mediterranean imaginaries in one of the preeminent tropes of Italian history: the formation or 'making of' Italians. While previous scholarship on the construction of Italian identity has often focused too narrowly on the territorial notion of the nation-state, and over-identified Italy with its capital, Rome, this book highlights the importance of the Mediterranean Sea to the development of Italian collective imaginaries. From this perspective, this book re-interprets key historical processes and actors in the history of modern Italy, and thereby challenges mainstream interpretations of Italian collective identity as weak or incomplete. Ultimately, it argues that Mediterranean imaginaries acted as counterweights to the solidification of a 'national' Italian identity, and still constitute alternative but equally viable modes of collective belonging.

About the authors

Claudio Fogu is Associate Professor of Italian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Buy this book

eBook 74,89 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59857-0
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  • Included format:
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Fishing Net and the Spider Web
Book Subtitle
Mediterranean Imaginaries and the Making of Italians
Authors
Series Title
Mediterranean Perspectives
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59857-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59857-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59856-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 295
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
Topics