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Introduction: Italy's Ambivalent Modernity

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the metaphors, facts, and fictions about Italy that were born in the Romantic age and that continue to haunt the Western literary imagination. An initial investigation of Italy in ... More


Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian ... More


Space

John Carman and Patricia Carman

in Battlefields from Event to Heritage

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198857464
eISBN:
9780191890246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857464.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Chapter 1 argues the basis of the book: that the category ‘battle’ is one that has not been subject to any systematic attempt to understand it as a phenomenon, and it therefore examines the place of ... More


Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Felix Driver and Luciana Martins (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and ... More


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