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Author Moe, Nelson, 1961-
Title The view from Vesuvius : Italian culture and the southern question / Nelson Moe.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2002.

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Author Moe, Nelson, 1961-
Series Studies on the history of society and culture ; [46]
Studies on the history of society and culture ; 46.
Subject Italy, Southern -- Civilization -- Public opinion.
Italy, Southern -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Public opinion.
Italy, Southern -- Politics and government -- 19th century -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Italy, Northern.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- Italy.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 349 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-335) and index.
Contents Introduction: How Did Southern Italy Become "the South"? -- Imagining the South, c. 1750-1850 -- Italy as Europe's South -- "L'Europe finit a Naples": Representations of the Mezzogiorno in the Century before Unification II. Representing the South in the Risorgimento, c. 1825-1861 -- The North Looks South, 1825-1848 -- f Bourbons and Barbarism, 1848-1860 -- "This Is Not Italy!": Ruling and Representing the South, 1860-1861 III. Representing the South in Posunification Italy, c. 1870-1885 -- Terra Vergine: Picturing the South in Illustrazione italiana -- The Emergence of the Souther Question in Pasquale Villari and Leopoldo Franchetti -- The Geographical Poetics of Giovanni Verga Conclusion: What the South Enables Us to Say.
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Summary The vexed relationship between the two parts of Italy, often referred to as the Southern Question, has shaped that nation's political, social, and cultural life throughout the twentieth century. But how did southern Italy become "the south," a place and people seen as different from and inferior to the rest of the nation? Writing at the rich juncture of literature, history, and cultural theory, Nelson Moe explores how Italy's Mezzogiorno became both backward and picturesque, an alternately troubling and fascinating borderland between Europe and its others.
ISBN 9780520939820 (electronic bk.)
0520939824 (electronic bk.)
0585419787 (electronic bk.)
9780585419787 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 50668009
Additional Format Print version: Moe, Nelson, 1961- View from Vesuvius. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2002 0520226526 (DLC) 2001005018 (OCoLC)47838808

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