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Rereading Travellers to the East

Shaping Identities and Building the Nation in Post-unification Italy
  • Edited by:
  • Beatrice Falcucci,
  • Emanuele Giusti,
  • Davide Trentacoste,

Rereading Travellers to the East aims to offer a new perspective on travel literature, the question of nation-building and the history of orientalism. Rereading Travellers focuses on the rereadings to which early modern travel literature about Asia has been subjected by different actors involved in the political, economic, cultural and intellectual life of post-unification Italy. The authors highlight how this literature has been reinterpreted and reused for political and ideological purposes in the context of the formation and reformation of collective identities, from the Risorgimento to the Fascist regime and the early republic. By showing the potential of the notion of rereading, the volume outlines a history of the political and cultural legacy of travel literature which goes well beyond Italy.

  • Keywords:
  • Italy,
  • nation-building,
  • orientalism,
  • travel literature,
  • rereading,
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Beatrice Falcucci

University of L'Aquila, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1533-2097

Emanuele Giusti

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3483-5984

Davide Trentacoste

University of Teramo, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0303-9344

Beatrice Falcucci has a PhD from the University of Florence. She was Italian fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was granted a scholarship by Fondazione Einaudi. Currently, she is a post-doc researcher at the University of L’Aquila. Her works revolve around colonial culture in Italy, the construction of Italian national identity, and Italian and European colonial museology.

Emanuele Giusti obtained a dual PhD in 2021 from the University of Florence and the École Normale Supérieure de Paris. He is now a post-doc researcher at the University of Florence. His first monograph, dealing with the reception of Iranian monuments in eighteenth-century European culture from an intellectual history perspective, is scheduled for 2023.

Davide Trentacoste obtained a dual PhD on diplomatic relations between Medici Tuscany and Safavid Persia in the seventeenth century from the University of Teramo and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. His research interests mainly concern Mediterranean history in the modern age and the relationship between Europe and the Levant, on which he has published several articles.
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Beatrice Falcucci, Emanuele Giusti, Davide Trentacoste

New Perspectives on Nation-building and Orientalism in Italy from the Risorgimento to the Republic
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Book Title

Rereading Travellers to the East

Book Subtitle

Shaping Identities and Building the Nation in Post-unification Italy

Editors

Beatrice Falcucci, Emanuele Giusti, Davide Trentacoste

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232

Publication Year

2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-5518-579-0

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978-88-5518-578-3

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Connessioni. Studies in Transcultural History

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