The Resource America in Italy : the United States in the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865, Axel Körner

America in Italy : the United States in the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865, Axel Körner

Label
America in Italy : the United States in the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865
Title
America in Italy
Title remainder
the United States in the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865
Statement of responsibility
Axel Körner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"America in Italy examines the influence of the American political experience on the imagination of Italian political thinkers between the late eighteenth century and the unification of Italy in the 1860s. Axel Körner shows that Italian political thought was shaped by debates about the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution, but he focuses on the important distinction that while European interest in developments across the Atlantic was keen, this attention was not blind admiration. Rather, America became a sounding board for the critical assessment of societal changes at home. Many Italians did not think the United States had lessons to teach them and often concluded that life across the Atlantic was not just different but in many respects also objectionable. In America, utopia and dystopia seemed to live side by side, and Italian references to the United States were frequently in support of progressive or reactionary causes. Political thinkers including Cesare Balbo, Carlo Cattaneo, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Antonio Rosmini used the United States to shed light on the course of their nation's political resurgence. Concepts from Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Vico served to evaluate what Italians discovered about America. Ideas about American 'domestic manners' were reflected and conveyed through works of ballet, literature, opera, and satire. Transcending boundaries between intellectual and cultural history, America in Italy is the first book-length examination of the influence of America's political formation on modern Italian political thought"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.94501
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG499.U5
LC item number
K67 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
America in Italy : the United States in the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865, Axel Körner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-331) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America as History -- Concepts in the Language of Politics -- A Model Republic? The United States in the Italian Revolutions of 1848 -- Unveiling Modernity: Verdi's America and the Unification of Italy -- A War for Uncle Tom: Slavery and the American Civil War in Italy
Control code
ocn986999316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 351 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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22573/ctt1vwjt1s
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not applicable
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.b37465892
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986999316
  • jstor140088781X

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