Politics of Culture in Liberal Italy: From Unification to Fascism

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 4, 2008 - History - 428 pages
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With chapters on theatre and opera, architecture and urban planning, the medieval revival and the rediscovery of the Etruscan and Roman past, The Politics of Culture in Liberal Italy analyzes Italians' changing relationship to their new nation state and the monarchy, the conflicts between the peninsula's ancient elites and the rising middle class, and the emergence of new belief systems and of scientific responses to the experience of modernity.

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Axel Körner is a reader in Modern European History at University College London. His publications include Das Lied von einer anderen Welt. Kulturelle Praxis in französischen und deutschen Arbeitermilieu (1997) and 1848: A European Revolution? (2000; rev.ed. 2003).

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