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Published: 03 October 2013

278 Pages


ISBN: 9780199662319

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The Antiquity of the Italian Nation

The Cultural Origins of a Political Myth in Modern Italy, 1796-1943

Antonino De Francesco

Classical Presences

  • New perspectives on Italy's history as a nationalizing tool
  • Re-interpretation of the antiquarian heritage in modern Italy: tracing the development from anti-romanism to nationalism
  • Reconsideration of the contribution made by this discipline to the birth of modern Italy