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The Resource Historical culture and political reform in the Italian Enlightenment, Marco Cavarzere

Historical culture and political reform in the Italian Enlightenment, Marco Cavarzere

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Historical culture and political reform in the Italian Enlightenment
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Historical culture and political reform in the Italian Enlightenment
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Marco Cavarzere
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eng
Summary
For centuries the society and politics of Old Regime Europe relied on the strong connection between past, present, and future and on a belief in the unstoppable continuity of time. What happened during the eighteenth century when the Age of Revolutions claimed to cancel the previous social order and announced the dawn of a new era? This book explores how antiquarianism provided new political bodies with allegedly time-hallowed traditions and so served as a source of legitimacy for reshaping European politics. The love for antiquities forged a common language of political communication within a burgeoning public sphere. To understand why this happened, Marco Cavarzere focuses on the cultural debates taking place in the Italian states from 1748 until 1796. During this period, governments tried to establish regional "national cultures" through erudite scholarship, with the intent of creating new administrative and political centralization within individual Italian states. Meanwhile, other sectors of local societies used the tools of antiquarianism in order to offer a counter-narrative on these political reforms. Ultimately, this book proposes a localized way of reading antiquarian texts. Far from presenting timeless knowledge, erudition in fact gave voice to specific tensions which were linked to restricted political arenas and regional public opinion. --
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Cavarzere, Marco
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment,
Series volume
2020:09
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  • Politics and culture
  • Enlightenment
  • Antiquarians
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
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Historical culture and political reform in the Italian Enlightenment, Marco Cavarzere
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) and index
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text
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on1144095457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, [3], 335 pages
Isbn
9781789622034
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1144095457
Label
Historical culture and political reform in the Italian Enlightenment, Marco Cavarzere
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1144095457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, [3], 335 pages
Isbn
9781789622034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1144095457

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