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Rebuilding post-Revolutionary Italy : Leopardi and Vico's 'New science', Martina Piperno

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Rebuilding post-Revolutionary Italy : Leopardi and Vico's 'New science'
Title
Rebuilding post-Revolutionary Italy
Title remainder
Leopardi and Vico's 'New science'
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Martina Piperno
Title variation
Leopardi and Vico's 'New science'
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Language
eng
Summary
"The rediscovery of the thought of Giambattista Vico (1668-1774) - especially his New science - is a post-Revolutionary phenomenon. Stressing the elements that keep society together by promoting a sense of belonging, Vico's philosophy helped shape a new Italian identity and intellectual class. Poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) responded perceptively to the spreading and manipulation of Vico's ideas, but to what extent can he be considered Vico's heir? Through examining the reasons behind the success of the New science in early nineteenth-century Italy, Martina Piperno uncovers the cultural trends, debates, and obsessions fostered by Vico's work. She reconstructs the penetration of Vico-related discourses in circles and environments frequented by Leopardi, and establishes and analyses a latent Vico-Leopardi relationship. Her highly original reading sees Leopardi reacting to the tensions of his time, receiving Vico's message indirectly without a need to draw directly from the source. By exploring the oblique influence of Vico's thought on Leopardi, Martina Piperno highlights the unique character of Italian modernity and its tendency to renegotiate tradition and innovation, past and future" -- Page v
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Piperno, Martina,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment,
Series volume
2018:04
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  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Leopardi, Giacomo
  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Imagination
  • Cycles
  • Italy
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Rebuilding post-Revolutionary Italy : Leopardi and Vico's 'New science', Martina Piperno
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-259) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Vico's legacy, Vico's 'heir' -- Diffraction -- The structure of this work -- 1. Forms of Italian modernity -- The power of the origins -- Belief -- 2. Principium -- The pride, the origins and the destiny of the nation -- Epics, poetry, creation and nation-building -- 3. Fictio -- Redefining fiction -- Translating and mediating the ancient world -- Was Vico Classicist or Romantic? -- Fiction and/as belief -- 4. Mythos -- Mytho-logein: Vico and Leopardi as mythologists -- Towards 'Alla Primavera': Leopardi's itineraries in myth (1815-1818) -- 'Alla Primavera': about (un)poetic logic -- 5. Philology and epos -- Florence 1827-1828: refoundation, recovery, reconstruction -- Zibaldone 4311-4417: Leopardi inside Homer's system -- 6. Recourse -- Rereading Vico in post-Revolutionary Naples: history, progress, perfectibility -- 'Cantare la religione civile': Vico's ideas in poetry -- Regress, disbelief and fable in Leopardi's last works
Control code
on1031325070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780729412087
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031325070
Label
Rebuilding post-Revolutionary Italy : Leopardi and Vico's 'New science', Martina Piperno
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-259) 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
Contents
Vico's legacy, Vico's 'heir' -- Diffraction -- The structure of this work -- 1. Forms of Italian modernity -- The power of the origins -- Belief -- 2. Principium -- The pride, the origins and the destiny of the nation -- Epics, poetry, creation and nation-building -- 3. Fictio -- Redefining fiction -- Translating and mediating the ancient world -- Was Vico Classicist or Romantic? -- Fiction and/as belief -- 4. Mythos -- Mytho-logein: Vico and Leopardi as mythologists -- Towards 'Alla Primavera': Leopardi's itineraries in myth (1815-1818) -- 'Alla Primavera': about (un)poetic logic -- 5. Philology and epos -- Florence 1827-1828: refoundation, recovery, reconstruction -- Zibaldone 4311-4417: Leopardi inside Homer's system -- 6. Recourse -- Rereading Vico in post-Revolutionary Naples: history, progress, perfectibility -- 'Cantare la religione civile': Vico's ideas in poetry -- Regress, disbelief and fable in Leopardi's last works
Control code
on1031325070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780729412087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031325070

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