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Darkest Italy: The Nation and Stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900

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Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels. In Darkest Italy, John Dickie analyzes these stereotypes in the post-Unification period, when the Mezzogiorno was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an "Africa" on the European continent. At the same time, this is the moment when the Mezzogiorno became a ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 20th 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 1999)
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